Switch on!

           Whenever a light switch is turned on, we usually have little knowledge of what kinds of things  are done to produce the power we use, but it comes from a turbine-generator.

            These are machines of great power, also called dynamos. Steam is injected into the turbine, causing a shaft to spin. The generator, coupled to the turbine spins inside a coil and produces huge amounts of electricity, enough to power several cities.

            When it comes to teaching others the gospel, we need huge amounts of power. Our power comes from the Lord Jesus Christ. In Ephesians 6:10, the Apostle Paul wrote, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might.” One of the operative words here is “strong,” defined from the original language of the New Testament as a “dynamo.”

            The phrase calls on us to be a dynamo in the Lord. Through the gospel of Christ, God’s power unto salvation, we become dynamos as we live within the sphere of influence of Jesus (Romans 1:16). It’s time we turned the switch ON.

            The people of God have yet to accomplish all they can do. We have yet to preach the gospel of Christ to the world, but we can if we just turn the switch on! The only thing limiting our ability to teach others is between our ears.

            The early church prayed that they would be granted boldness to preach God’s word (Acts 4:29). They were ready to turn on the switch of the great power existing  in Christ, and according to Paul, they preached the gospel to the entire known world (Colossians 1:23).

            We can do the same, provided we become dynamos, strong in the Lord. Switch on!

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