“The River of Power”
John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.
Gen. 2:11-14 LIST’S THESE 4 RIVERS
PISON, GIHON, HIDDEKEL (TIGRIS), EUPHRATES
3. HIDDEKEL (TIGRIS) – THIS IS THE FLOW OF POWER
2 Tim 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.
HIDDEKEL MEANS “SWIFT OR DARTING” Ex. AN ARROW IN FLIGHT
POWER COMES WITH A PURPOSE.
THE HOLY SPIRIT WANTS TO HELP US BE PEOPLE WHO ARE DELIBERATE AND INTENTIONAL IN OUR LIVES.
Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you –
(DUNAMIS) – IS TIED TO HEALINGS AND MIRACLES OF ALL KINDS.
Mark 16:17 These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
POWER IS DIRECTED TOWARDS AND AVAILABLE TO THE BELIEVER.
Isaiah 53:1 Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
Eph 3:16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man
20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,
Nas Prov 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
WHEN WE PRAY IN OTHER TONGUES WE ARE RELEASING POWER
1 Cor 12:8-10 LISTS THE 9 GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT.
3 CATEGORIES… REVELATION GIFTS, POWER GIFTS AND VOCAL GIFTS
THE POWER GIFTS ARE; SPECIAL FAITH, GIFTS OF HEALINGS & WORKING OF MIRACLES.
PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT IS THE DOORWAY INTO THE GIFTS
1 Cor 14:1 Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts
Amp James 5:16 The effective prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available, dynamic in its working