THEME: THE “DUNAMIS” POWER OF GOD
BY: REV. KAYODE OLULEYE, HOST PASTOR, EVANGELICAL CHURCH OF YAHWEH
MESSAGE: “It is now time for the manifestation of God’s power”.
About two weeks ago, precisely on the 1st of July while I was praying in the night after the first day of our 3-days revival, I was praying to God for fresh awakening and revival in the Church, and also for Miracles to begin to erupt in the Church; suddenly the Holy Spirit impressed it on my heart very strongly that “It is now time for the manifestation of God’s power”.
Three scriptures were laid on my heart:
- 1Cor.2:4-5 “4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
- 1Thess. 1:5a “5 because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction……”
- 1Cor.4:20 “20 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.”
These Scriptures had been in me, like Jeremiah will say “a Fire shut up in my bone, I cannot hold it any longer…”
I heard the Holy Spirit Saying to my spirit that Healing will be a common thing in this Church because the Holy Spirit – The Minister –in Charge wants to demonstrate His power as He did in the early Church.
So, because the Holy Spirit wants to demonstrate His Power. We need to know what the power of God is, because Jesus teaches that there two things that cause Christians to go into error:
- Not knowing the Scriptures
- Not knowing the power (“Dunamis”) of God
Matthew 22:29 29 But Jesus answered and said unto them, ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
Mark 12:24 24 Jesus answered and said to them, “Are you not therefore mistaken, because you do not know the Scriptures nor the power of God?
For us not to go err, we must desire to know the Scriptures and to know the power of God.
In view of this truth and what God will begin to do in our lives as individuals and corporately as a Church I would like us to lunch into a new series of teaching with the theme: The Power Of God or simply the “DUNAMIS”.
The “dunamis” power of God will manifest in greater measure in our lives and in the Body of Christ in general IJN. My prayer is that we will all approach this teaching with a very prayerful attitude of heart and mind, and genuinely seek God to do in us what He promised to do IJN.
WHAT IS DUNAMIS
“Dunamis” is a Greek word which means:
“act of power” (Young’s); “miraculous power, ability” (Strong’s); “natural capability, inherent power; capability of anything, ability to perform any-thing; then, absolutely, not merely power capable of action, but, power in action” (Bullinger’s).
“Dunamis” is used 121 times in the New Testament and translated into the following English words:
1. Ability (1)
2. Power (77)
3. abundance (1)
4. strength (7)
5. meaning (1)
6. violence (1)
7. might (4)
8. Virtue (3)
9. mighty deed (1)
10. wonderful work (1)
11. mighty work (11)
12. worker of miracles (1)
13. miracle (8)
14. and mighty (4)
“But you shall receive power (“dunamis”) – ability, efficiency and might – when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends – the very bounds – of the earth” (Acts 1:8, AMP.).
“Now to Him Who is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or conceive, by the power (“dunamis”) which is at work among us . . .” (Ephesians 3:20 , NEB).
Some truth you need to know about Dunamis:
1) The “Dunamis” and the Holy Spirit go together. 35The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[b] the Son of God. Luke 1:35.
2) The “Dunamis” has already been given, but it is only beneficial when it is working in US.
3) Dunamis” and holiness go together.
As The “Dunamis” of God is working in our lives it will produce holiness unto God. The “Dunamis” power of God sets God’s standard within us, so that all we do will give God honour and glory.
Jesus was “declared to be the Son of God with power (“dunamis”), according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection of the dead: By Whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for His name” (Romans 1:4-5, KJV).”
1. The No. 1 enemy of Dunamis is unbelief Matt.13:58 “Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
2. The inherent capability in Dunamis is unlimited
Eph.3:20 20 Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]—Amp.
God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. Message.
“It is now time for the manifestation of God’s power!”.