Isn’t it funny how in the Kingdom of God some words expressed are the opposite of what we normally hear? For example; “whoever tries to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it” or “when we are weak we are strong”, which brings me to my topic: Power in Weakness. The definition for weak is feeble, fragile, decrepit, debilitated and wimpy. No wonder we don't want to be known as weak; however, those words are very deceiving. In the Kingdom of God weakness is strength; strength is not physical it’s spiritual. Real strength comes after death. The most powerful men on earth are dead men, men who have died to their selfish desires and are reborn in Christ Jesus.
"Physical strength can’t help you overcome your invisible problems”
In an attempt to drive home my revelation I’ll reach back into my childhood and dig up a familiar comic book character called the Silver Surfer: Norrin Radd was a brilliant scientist from the planet Zenn-La. Galactus was a comic book god who devoured planets that he deemed useless. Radd made a vow to serve Galactus in hopes to save his world from destruction. Radd proved his faithfulness to Galactus and was rewarded. Galactus transformed Radd into a godlike being with supernatural powers to search out other worlds deemed no longer useful, thus, Norrin Radd was reborn as the Silver Surfer. The source of all Silver Surfer’s power came from a surf board that Galactus created for him to receive his energy, to surf the cosmos and different worlds. However, if and when separated from the board he’d lose all of his supernatural abilities and becomes like us, human, weak and powerless. Just like the Silver Surfer and his board, we are powerless without Jesus, who left us the gift of the Holy Spirit; once you receive it you have supernatural abilities. God needs our loyalty, which means we have to die to our own selfish desires and ambitions to save our world. When disconnected from Him we only have our natural abilities to rest on and that is not enough to overcome the darkness of this world, Ephesians 6:12.
“Our natural abilities are not the norm, they are abnormal”
Our body is the temple of God, the true church that God uses. It is designed to house an entity (Holy Spirit) that is supernaturally powered, 1 Corinthians 6:19. We were created to perform the same supernatural miracles as did Jesus. C. Peter Wagner from his book Dominion made this statement "we have access to precisely the same power that Jesus used to do all His works - the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was the source of all Jesus' power during His earthly ministry. Jesus exercised no power of or by Himself. We can do the same or greater things than Jesus did because we have access to the same power source" John 14:12.
So what does the picture in this article represent? I’m glad you asked there are two ways to look at the picture depending on what kingdom you’re from; the Kingdom of death, natural or the Kingdom life, supernatural. The shoe string in the picture represents man who looks like the weakest link in the chain with strong holds all around him, natural thinking. However, looks are deceiving, this man is from the Kingdom of life and has been endowed with the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit and is therefore the strongest link in the chain able to break strong holds in high places of darkness in everyday life and business. The question is how did our thought process get reversed and what can we do to correct it; time to try something different, stay tuned.