by Stan Coffey

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Power of a Spiritual Champion (6 of 8)
Stan Coffey
Ephesians 5:18

Today we want to talk about God's Olympics. And today we are talking specifically about the "Power of a Spiritual Champion". One of the things that you can't help but be impressed by as you watch the Olympics when they come to a close is the tremendous strength and power, both inner power, emotional power – motivation, and also physical power – the physical strength of the Olympic champions.

The Bible says God wants you to be a spiritual champion but no person can be a spiritual champion in his own power, in his own strength. So God has provided for us that power of the Spirit of God so that we can be spiritual champions. That is what Paul is talking about in Ephesians 5:18.

Ephesians 5:18 "Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit."

He is talking there about the Holy Spirit. And the Bible says the Holy Spirit who indwells every Christian is that spirit that raised Jesus up from the dead. Unlimited power is ours. An unlimited resource of motivation and strength for discipline and strength for Christian living is ours through the indwelling of the Spirit of God.

We need to realize today that the Holy Spirit gives power but He is not the power. He is a person. He is a person as God the Father is a person, God the Son is a person, and so God the Spirit is a person. And it is the Spirit of God who comes in to our life the moment receive Jesus as our Savior, who represents Jesus in us and who is Jesus through us.

Do you have that power today? Do you ever feel like you have run out of power, you run out of strength? Maybe you had the power to get started but you don't have the power to finish. Well, it is Jesus Christ living in us through the Spirit of God that gives us that power. No church, no Christian, no individual can be what God wants them to be a part from the power of the Holy Spirit.


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