Betrothed to Power

Jesus asked for your heart, and you said, “Yes,” becoming engaged to the fullness of God’s power.

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John 14:3 – And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

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The words of our Text for Today are the words of engagement for marriage (in Jesus’ day on the earth, there were words of a legally binding marriage).  They were spoken to a young Hebrew lady who had accepted and drunk the cup of wine as an indicator that she accepted a Hebrew man’s proposal for marriage.  His was a commitment to take here as his wife, to care for he, to provide for her, to protect her, and to raise up through her the next generation.  Her commitment was to be wife to him, a keeper at home, a mother to their children, and a safe guardian and steward of all his possessions (read Proverbs 31).  When the young man proposed marriage, and the young woman accepted the proposal, there were the words he spoke to her before he returned to his own father under whose direction and guidance he would build the future wedding chamber for their life together.

Now when you look further into John 14, we come to the power promise of verses 12-14, and what an awesome promise that is.  It is a covenant promise from the Lord for those who believe on Him, and that action of believing is stated in both verses 2 and 12; they are inextricably connected for life, reason, and function.  If you believe, let not your heart be troubled, believe in the Father and the Son, and if you believe in the Son, you will do the works He did, and even greater works because He has kept His promise to go and prepare you a place.  Now He has already kept that promise and continues daily to uphold us in it.  And He will surely keep the rest of that promise, and will one day, soon I believe, return for us to go with Him at the catching away of His bride (that’s us).  All that said, we are betrothed to power (the dunamis ability of God).  And being betrothed, all we need to do is invoke His mighty Name, and whatever we ask the Father in His Name, He will give it to us.  The awesome beauty of this betrothal is that Father God is Father both of the Groom AND the bride.  Oh the joy of a life betrothed to Messiah! 

Manna for Today – John 14:1-14; Mark 11:22-24; Luke 1:37; Isaiah 55:8-13; Proverbs 31; Romans 3:4;      2 Timothy 2:20-26

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