Why did we lose our powers?

Let’s be honest with ourselves. We, Christians, do not know God.

Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
— John 14:12-14, NIV.

When did we forget that we’re a people of power?
When did we forget that we’re a people with abilities that transcend physical realities?
When did we forget that we’re a people with limitless resources?
When did we forget that we’re a people who have The Creator watching our backs?

We are meant to own the world. We are meant to own things that transcend time and space [1]. We are meant to inherit all the riches of the world [2]. We are meant to do things greater than what our Lord Jesus Christ had done [3]. We are meant to feed the poor, heal the sick, drive out demons, drink poison and not be hurt, and raise the dead [4]. We are meant to walk in the shadows of The Ancients like how Jesus led Peter, James, and John at the Transfiguration [5]. We are meant to bring eternal life to people but we also have the power to send people spiralling down to eternal condemnation [6]. We are meant to be The Truth to people, setting them free [7]. We are meant to do all these that our Lord Jesus Christ had demonstrated to us in His Word.

So, why haven’t we?

Because we have been lying to ourselves.
Because we do not know who we are.
Because we do not know who God is.

It’s time we get to know who our God is. It’s time to relearn who we are.

Reference:

[1] – So then, no more boasting about human leaders! All things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours. — 1 Corinthians 3:21-22, NIV.

[2] – ‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the Lord Almighty. — Haggai 2:8, NIV.

[3] – Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these. — John 14:12, NIV.

[4] – Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.” — Mark 16:16-18, NIV.

[5] – After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus. — Matthew 17:1-3, NIV.

[6] – “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be[f] loosed in heaven. — Matthew 18:18, NIV.

[7] – “If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” — John 20:23, NIV.

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