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Growing In God with Gary Hargrave

May 15, 2024

Web Description: We can look out on the world today and ask, “Where is the power of God? Where are the miracles and signs and wonders that God did in the past?” When we ask that, we are looking in the wrong direction because the same power of God that did those signs and wonders of the past, the very power of the Resurrection, is beamed directly to us who believe. We need to become aware of that and turn loose this power that is within us.



Show Notes: God is powerful, and He moves in power. He moved in power when He delivered the children of Israel out of Egypt. He moved in power when He raised Yeshua (Jesus) from the dead. Yet as we go along day after day without seeing Him move with similar manifestations of power, we tend to let go of the faith and anticipation we need, and we neglect to exercise our belief in His miracle power, in His strength, in His deliverance, and in what He should be in our daily lives.


According to Paul, the power that God exercised to deliver Israel out of Egypt and raise Yeshua from the dead is the very same power He is beaming to us who believe in Christ. We can say that we believe in everything God has given us. We believe we have salvation. We believe our sins are forgiven. We believe we have a calling and a destiny and blessings from God. But are we aware of the surpassing greatness of His power that is directed toward us who believe?


Paul prayed that we would have a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, that the eyes of our heart would be enlightened to be aware of this power of God that is readily available to us through our belief in Him. But growing in this awareness takes energy on our part. We must seek the Lord with all our hearts, with all our might, and with all our strength. We must seek Him while He may be found. We must cry out to Him to release that power in our lives. He is a God of power. He is a God of strength. And we as His sons and daughters must not forget that.


Key Verses:


       Ephesians 1:3–6. “God … has blessed us with every spiritual blessing.”

       Ephesians 1:7–14. “The riches of His grace … He lavished on us.”

       Ephesians 1:15–19. “I pray that … you will know … what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe.”

       Deuteronomy 4:34. “By a mighty hand and … outstretched arm … the LORD your God did for you.”

       Ephesians 6:12. “Our struggle is … against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

       Ephesians 1:20–23. “He … seated Him … far above all rule and authority and power and dominion.”

       Ephesians 1:18–20 (NET). “The eyes of your heart have been enlightened.”

       Ephesians 3:14–21. “… beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us.”

       Deuteronomy 6:5. “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”

       Isaiah 55:6. “Seek the LORD while He may be found.”




       “It’s very important for us to read in the Scriptures the reality that God has planned and promised to move for us, in us, and through us with His mighty power.”

       “I think we can lose the fact that we’re serving a God of power.”

       “This power that is being beamed towards us is also the power of the Resurrection, which is to impact us and to dwell in us.”




1.    Life in the natural world continues as it always has from the time it was set in motion at the creation. Not a lot that is miraculous seems to take place in it. Therefore, we have difficulty believing in the power of God that moves in signs and wonders.

2.    Our salvation in Christ means that we have an inheritance. God has given to us everything that Christ is and does. That includes the surpassing greatness of His power, which is the same power that resurrected Christ and seated Him at God’s right hand in heavenly places.

3.    The power of God that delivered the children of Israel from everything that had power over them in Egypt is the same power that resides in us. God can do anything above and beyond what we could ask or think because of this power within us.

4.    We are not asking enough or thinking enough in terms of what this power can do in our lives. And we need to change that. We need to wait on the Lord and meditate on Him to connect with this power within us.