God Has Dynamite On The Inside Of You
“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death” (Phil 3:10). Paul said that his goal in life was to know Christ and the power of his resurrection. Think what power (the Greek word dunamis) was needed to raise Jesus from the dead (Eph 1:19-20). We get our English word dynamite from the Greek word dunamis.
That same power dwells in us (Rom 8:11), brings life to our mortal bodies, empowers us to be witnesses for him (Acts 1:8) and in fact, makes us like Jesus (2 Cor 3:17-18). Wow and double Wow.
Eph 1:18 also indicates that God’s power (the Greek word kratos) in us is the power of dominion or authority. As born-again believers, we walk in the authority of Jesus over the devil. Jesus took back all power and authority from satan through his (Jesus) death and resurrection (Eph 1:21-22). What a victory we have in Jesus. But Paul also went on to say, in Philippians 3:10, that we must also be willing to fellowship in Christ’s sufferings and death. We have to die to self and live for Christ, no matter how much persecution or difficulty this may bring; are we willing? The benefits are truly amazing.