“By the Power Invested in Me”

By the Power Invested in Me

Most of us have heard or witnessed at one time or the other the life-changing words, “By the power invested in me by the state of (so-and-so), I now pronounce you husband and wife.”   Throughout the history of mankind, those who have officiated legal and binding matters are empowered to do so by various licensing boards that give official permission to a person to legally own something, bind something, or to do something.

In like matter, as a born-again Christian, have you ever fully recognized and accepted the “Power Invested” in you by the Blood of Jesus Christ at the Cross of Calvary?  The Cross at Calvary is the most powerful life-giving and life-sustaining licensing board known to mankind.  By the Power invested in me through the shed Blood of Jesus Christ at the Cross of Calvary, I have been pronounced and empowered to overcome the world because, “Greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world.” (I John 4:4)  By the Power invested in me through the Blood of Jesus Christ at the Cross of Calvary I have been pronounced and empowered to forgive and show forth mercy to all those who have transgressed and trespassed against me. (Matthew 6:14)  By the Power invested in me through the Blood of Jesus Christ at the Cross of Calvary I have been pronounced and empowered to love my enemies and to love my neighbor as myself. (Matthew 5:44; Matthew 22:39) Oh, the power of the blood of Christ that allows me to be pronounced and empowered to obey the Lord’s commands!

Oh, my friend, the Biblical and Spiritual things that we have been empowered to do through the Blood of Jesus at the Cross of Calvary are eternally limitless. There is no greater power than the power to overcome death and the grave. (Matthew 28:18). And, as a Christian I have been given the power over death through my Savior, Jesus Christ through the authority of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.  There is no greater licensing board in the universe and beyond than that of, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.  The Bible teaches me that we are, “more than conquerors through Him that loved us and empowered us in His name.”  (Romans 8:31-39)

Jesus’ blood was pure and perfect blood without blemish; the only blood that could or ever can set man free from sin; and the wages of sin which is death. (Romans 6:23) Jesus’ blood empowers me to overcome sin and the wages of sin in my own life.  Through the precious, shed blood of Jesus I have been set free; free indeed.  Oh, the power that has been invested in me by the Blood of Jesus Christ at the Cross of Calvary.  As the lyrics found in the old Gospel song, “There is Power, Power; Wonder Working Power in the Precious Blood of the Lamb.” Amen…

Maybe you have stood before a licensing committee, or a licensed minister, judge, justice-of-the peace, or some other certified official. Maybe you have stood before a judge to hear the words, “By the Powers invested in me, I declare you free of debt.”  Either way, there will never be a more powerful, life changing official in your life than our righteous Judge; Jesus Christ empowering you to be born-again, saved, and washed in the Blood of the Lamb.  Today, I ask you this question, Have you ever been empowered through the Blood of Jesus to be pronounced, “Free from the wages of sin; born-again; a Child of God who will one day enter into the glories of Heaven?”  If not, it is my prayer that you will seek Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord and receive God’s ever powerful love, mercy, and forgiveness in your own life. (John 3:16) Amen.

Remember, God Loves You,

Lin T Rollins, M.Ed. Author

These Things Must Come to Pass…

“See that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet…” (Matthew 24:6 KJV)

Any good Bible student knows that the end has not come yet; but it is well on the way.  “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in many places, ALL these are the beginning of sorrows, then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you; and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake…And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold…” (Matthew 7-12)

As Christians, how do we respond to the current happenings and events within our world?  The Bible teaches that we must “endure” unto the end; whether the end of endurance comes at the end of the church age or natural death. Either way, all Believers must endure; just as our Savior endured.

But, we cannot endure without being prayed-up and powered-up from on High.  Troubling times require the study of “kneeology” on our faces before God seeking HIS Face, HIS Strength, and HIS Empowerment in prayer.

There seems to be two ways many Christians tend to react to the continual assault on Christianity worldwide. Some tend to overlook the events with the mindset and intention that all of this points to the soon return of Christ; so why worry.  In part, this is absolute truth. The soon coming of Christ Jesus for His blood-washed church is imminent. The other reaction is a deeper sense of being called to repentance and prayer. I choose the latter of the two while possessing the faith that Jesus is Coming Soon…Nevertheless, I feel compelled to practice the teachings found in II Chronicle 7:14, “If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

I believe that our current mission as Believers is three-fold…1.) Put our Faith, Hope, and Trust in the soon coming of Jesus Christ.  2.) Humble ourselves, turn from our sin, and seek God’s face.  3.) Be passionate in sending out the Macedonia Cry to those who are lost, unsaved, and/or never heard the Good News of the Gospel of Christ.

While all of these tragic events and happenings are taking place to us and around us, the fields are white to harvest.  (John 4:35).

Let us use this time to share our personal testimony with those around us and those we come in contact to give them an opportunity to come to know the same Lord and Savior as you and I do.  After all, time is short.

Remember, God Loves You,

Lin T Rollins, M.Ed. Author