…so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom and rhetoric of men, but on the power of God – 1 Corinthians 2:5 AMP
As God’s people, we must realize that there are only two ways to get things done in life, and those two ways are wisdom and power; and NO, there is no other way just in case you’re trying to figure it out. The earth is structured in such a way that it only responds to these two things (wisdom and power) if you’re going to get meaningful results or answers. For instance, did you realize that as important as education is, it is a child of wisdom? Also, as important as exercising your body is, its purpose is to empower your muscles to function better.
You would agree with me that no matter how self-disciplined you are, and no matter how hard you try, you simply cannot get anything done without applying [some measure of] power or wisdom. However, these two examples are limited in their ability and cannot achieve certain things as they originate from man. I mean, they can only get things done in the physical or natural plane but have no ability to get things done in the supernatural realm. So, there is natural power (of men) and there is supernatural power (of God); however, it only takes the power of God (and His wisdom) to get things done and effect desired changes or results in the supernatural realm.
In every race, ethnic group and culture, humans encounter a whole lot of problems that cannot be solved by human ability. Here’s another example to prove what I’m saying; despite the efforts of international bodies like the IMF, World Bank, WHO, United Nations, UNICEF etc. to stop or reduce problems like poverty, hunger, outbreak of new diseases, human trafficking etc., these things are still happening right under our nose and it seems like these problems keep arising from different parts of the world.
However, there is hope for God’s people – and this hope is realized when we stop depending on the wisdom and rhetoric of men [in whom there is no lasting solution] but on the power of God [who is able to do what men cannot do]. Did you hear of people who got supernaturally healed of COVID-19 during the 2020 pandemic? There was no human solution at the time and so they released their faith toward God and He responded by healing them. I have seen Christian women who were between the ages of 50 and 70 give birth to babies – just like it happened to Sarah (See Genesis 21). I have seen demons cast out of people by God’s power and people get instantly delivered from cancer!
God is not a distant Creator just sitting in His heavenly palace with multitude of angels serving Him some luxury wine or exotic fruits – that is not the picture of God! Rather, He is the loving Father and Creator who cares about all your needs and mine too. He can heal your body, He can provide for you, He can get you out of that unpleasant situation – but the question is this: DO YOU BELIEVE? Expressing faith in God’s power is important if you’re going to experience His supernatural power! Can you say this prayer with me (from the depth of your heart):
Father, I ask in the name of Your Son Jesus that You fill my heart with the spirit of faith. Help me to believe in Your power – no matter the contrary situations around me or the opinions of men. Baptize me afresh with the spirit of faith, so that I can experience Your power and Your wonders in my life/ family/church/place of work/community/city/nation. Amen!