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"The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens" (Ps. 113:4).

Believers today have vastly underestimated the power of the Holy Spirit. You may wonder how I can be so sure of that. It's simple, really. If we truly understood and believed what the Bible tells us about Him, we would never worry about anything again.

All hell has to offer could come against us and we wouldn't fear. We'd just grin and say, "Bring it on, devil! The Greater One lives within me, and He has given me all the wisdom, strength, power and provision I need to crush you like a bug."

Right now you may think you could never have that kind of boldness. But let me ask you something: What would you do if Jesus appeared to you today? How would you act if He linked His arm in yours and told you that from now on, He would be physically present with you in every situation. If you became sick, He would lay His hand on you and you'd be healed.

If you ran short of money, He'd pray and multiply your resources. If you encountered a problem you didn't know how to handle, He'd tell you exactly what to do. Under those circumstances, you'd be very bold and confident, wouldn't you?

Every time you ran into trouble, you'd just glance over at Jesus standing next to you and suddenly you'd have great courage.

Of course, there's one problem. The fact is, you don't have that advantage. You don't have Jesus standing next to you in the flesh taking care of your every need.

But you do have something better....

I realize it's difficult to believe there's anything more beneficial than Jesus' physical presence. But there is. Jesus said so Himself. That's right. In the hours just before He was crucified, He told His disciples that He would be leaving them and returning to His Father in heaven.

When they expressed their sorrow and dismay, He said: "I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you...I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you" (John 14:16-17, 16:7).

The Muscle of God
It's been almost 2,000 years since Jesus said that, and most of us are still struggling to fully believe it. Theologically, we know it's true, and we thank God that we're born again and baptized in the Holy Ghost. But then we open our mouths and say things like, "If I could just feel Jesus' hand on my fevered brow, it would be easier for me to receive my healing."

Why is that? I believe it's because we haven't truly appreciated the might and the ministry of the Holy Spirit. We haven't yet had a full revelation of Who this is that is living inside us.

Many Christians, for example, seem to think the first time the Holy Spirit did much of anything was on the Day of Pentecost. But that's not true. The Holy Spirit has been at work on this planet ever since the beginning. Look at the book of Genesis and you can see that for yourself.

That's how the Bible introduces us to the Holy Spirit! You see, the Holy Spirit is the muscle of God. Every time you see God's power in manifestation, you can be sure the Holy Spirit is on the scene. When the Holy Spirit came on Samson, he single-handedly killed a thousand Philistine soldiers. (See Judges 15:14-16.)

Can you imagine how embarrassing that must have been for the Philistines who escaped? They probably went running back to headquarters all beat up and breathless with the story of this terrible massacre.

I can almost hear their commander's response. "A thousand men killed? A thousand? That's awful! How many Israelites were you up against?" "Uh, well, sir...actually, just one." Some people get the idea that Samson was able to do those great exploits because he was a giant of a man. But he was really just an ordinary fellow. He only became extraordinary when the Spirit of God came on him.

What a Mind!
Don't get the idea that the Holy Spirit is simply a mindless source of raw power. Far from it! When He moves in on a situation, He does it with wisdom and understanding so vast that it staggers the human mind.

Isaiah 40:13 says of Him: "Who hath directed the spirit of the Lord, or being his counselor hath taught him?" Now go back and read how verse 12 further explains: "Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?"

Listen, He is the One Who is planning your life! He is the One Who dwells within you and walks within you. When you join yourself to the Lord, you become one spirit with Him (1 Cor. 6:17). And He didn't change or shrink up His abilities so He could fit them inside you. No, if you're a born-again, Holy Spirit-baptized believer, He is everything in you that He has ever been.

What's more, when you run into something you can't handle and you call on Him for help, He's not a million light years away. He's right there inside you! He's ready to supply you with whatever you need.

The Perfect Gentleman
"Well then, why hasn't He helped me before now?" you ask. "Heaven knows I've needed it!" He's been waiting for you to give Him something He can work with.

He's been waiting there inside you just as He hovered over the face of the waters in Genesis, waiting for you to speak the Word of God in faith. That's been His role since the beginning—to move on God's Word and deliver the power necessary to cause that Word to manifest in the earth.

That's what He did at creation...and that's what He is commissioned to do for you. But remember, He's your Helper, not your dominator. If you're walking around talking doubt, unbelief and other worthless junk, He is severely limited. He won't slap His hand over your mouth and say, "You dummy, I don't care what you say; I'm going to bless you anyway."

No, the Holy Spirit is the perfect gentleman. He'll never force anything on you. He'll just wait quietly for you to open the door for Him to work. So decide right now to start opening that door. Develop an awareness of the reality of the Holy Spirit within you.

Stop spending all your time meditating on the problems you're facing and start spending it meditating on the power of the One inside you Who can solve the problems. In other words, start becoming more God-inside minded!

More Than You Can Think
God baptized you in the Holy Spirit and intended for you to walk into a place and bring the power of God on the scene—the same power that enabled Samson to defeat the Philistines and make a fool out of the devil.

Can you imagine what all God could do in this earth if we'd just become God-minded enough to let that power flow? No, you can't. For as the Apostle Paul said, He is "able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us" (Eph. 3:20).

Start building your faith in that power. Instead of always gazing toward heaven saying, "God, why don't You help me?" look at yourself in the mirror and say, "The Spirit of God is living in me today, and I expect Him to do wise, wonderful, amazing and miraculous things through me!"

Instead of meditating on your problems and natural inadequacies, get out your Bible and study the acts of the Holy Spirit from Genesis to Revelation. Start meditating on the power and sufficiency of the Greater One Who lives and walks within you every moment of every day.

When you begin to realize what a dynamite team you two really are, you'll blast off into the realm of exceedingly above all that you can ask or think...and the devil will never be able to catch you.

Excerpt permission granted by
Eagle Mountain International Church, Inc.
aka:  Kenneth Copeland Ministries

Author Biography

Kenneth Copeland
Web site: Kenneth Copeland Ministries
For the last 50 years Kenneth and Gloria Copeland have been passionately teaching Christians all over the world how to apply the principles of faith found in God’s WORD to their lives.

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