• Bishop Keith Butler

Effective Power

If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. (Ephesians 3:2-7)

When we use the Word in our daily lives, God's grace is powerfully displayed!

Ephesians 3:2-7 reminds us that the ability to operate in God’s grace and power was unheard of for everyone until Jesus – even for the Jews. For many Jewish decedents, the thought that God would manifest favor and power to the Gentiles was unheard of. However, Paul wrote that the Gentiles are three things.

First, they are fellow-heirs or fellow partners in what God is accomplishing through the ministry of the Gospel throughout the world. Second, they are of the same body. The Gentiles have become a part of the universal church. They are one family and one body with Jewish believers. Third, Gentiles could now be partakers of His promise. All of the promises fulfilled through Christ are now the Gentiles to claim as well as the Jews. One of the most significant promises is that God's power would work effectively through us. Being empowered is no good if you don't know how to effectively and efficiently use it. God's power being used in effective and efficient ways is a demonstration of the power of the Gospel through our lives. You can expect it.

Practical Application – Speak Ephesians 3:2-7 over your life and claim that God’s power works effectively and efficiently for you.

Ephesians 4:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:13



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