Commands That Impart Power

Concerned about the Coronavirus? It’s Audio Devo day! I believe that today’s episode is going to minister Jesus’ supernatural peace to your heart, in the midst of all that we are facing today in the world. (Our Understanding Your Dreams series will contine on Monday). Be blessed! Enjoy your audio devotional here:

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“And he said, ‘O man greatly beloved, fear not! Peace be to you; be strong, yes, be strong!’ So when he spoke to me I was strengthened, and said, ‘Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me’” (Dan. 10:19, NKJV).

Do you, like Daniel, need an impartation of strength today? If so, let’s meditate together on this interaction between him and “one who looked like a man.” This blindingly brilliant being spoke God’s instructions to him, strengthening him. Do you see the correlation here between the command Daniel received, and its fulfillment? The Lord’s directive to him was, “Fear not! Be strong!” And the next moment, Daniel tells us that he had received strength. What happened there?

God was not saying to him, “Pull yourself together. Dig deep inside yourself and come up with some strength.” No; rather, He was saying, “Receive strength. I am giving it to you through this command.” God’s strengthening power literally flowed to Daniel through the very command He gave him, to be strong.

Whenever God gives us a command, it works the same way. His command comes charged with the power for its fulfillment. He intends for us to meditate on His words, understanding that as we do so, His power is flowing into us to obey them.

Here are a few examples of this principle:

  • “In your anger do not sin” (Eph. 4:26, NIV). The power in this command charges our spirit with self-control. As a result, even when we feel angry, we can refrain from hurting those around us as we lean into His very present help.
  • “Be holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16, NKJV). These words impart God’s holiness to us. They say to our hearts, “I am holy, and I am pouring My holiness into you and through you in this moment. I am freeing you to live out of this place of holiness that is now yours!”
  • “Love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12, NKJV). With this command, Jesus is empowering us to love with a self-sacrificial love. His very instructions are depositing into our inner being a love that goes vastly beyond the selfish standards of this world.

So you see, this is one of the many reasons to fall in love with the Bible more than ever before. The more His words get into your spirit, the more empowered you will be. This is what Jesus meant when He said, “The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63, NKJV).

Every day, open the Word and invite Him to speak to you as you read. As He pours out to you His Spirit-words, drink deeply. Receive their rich nourishment, their life-giving energy. And then get ready to have a victorious day, running on the strength of what you have imbibed!

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly…” (Col. 3:16, ESV).


Has God given you a scriptural command that addresses your current life circumstances?

4 thoughts on “Commands That Impart Power

  1. Amen! Powerful words. May we receive the powerful words of Jesus.

    A couple weeks ago I began a personal study on the words that Jesus spoke because I felt the prompting of the Holy Spirit that I need to study these words and just simply receive it. However, due to this Coronavirus thing, I abandon the study.

    Your post is confirmation that I need to return to the study. God bless you, my friend.

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