Friday, April 13, 2018

Using Alpha Power to Deal with Omega Situations

UV 2921/10000 Using Alpha Power to Deal with Omega Situations
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Revelation 1 v 8

Jesus revealed Himself as the first and the last, the beginning and the end, the Alpha, the first letter and Omega, the last letter. He is not just the letter A and all that it represents- the first and the best but He is the Word. The Word of Jesus is anointed from beginning to the end and beyond. It will not remain unfulfilled. Hence, when we use the word of Jesus, the name of Jesus, the teachings of Jesus, the principles of Jesus, the attitudes of Jesus, the example of Jesus we can deal with A to Z of all situations in our lives. We use the word by believing it, by praying over it, by claiming it, by obeying it, by declaring it, by confessing, by agreeing with it, by discussing or dividing it, by meditating on it, by writing about it, by thanking and praising the Lord for it. Alpha power is not a chimera or an illusion but it is the power that flowed out of Jesus to deal with myriad situations like when a woman with bleeding for several years, secretly touched the hem of His robe and power flowed out of Him to heal her on account of her great faith. Faith then is a necessary precondition for Alpha power of Jesus to flow in us. It is Alpha power that Jesus used to create life, to resurrect Lazarus, to heal lepers, to give sight to the blind, to turn water into wine, to give hearing to the deaf. Of course, there are lots of cases in our experience where the blind are not healed or the deaf hear or sickness is not healed. Alpha power is not mechanically used but it requires the sovereign will of Jesus to agree to allow it to operate, to flow, to be manifested.

The Word has an answer to all of life’s questions, a solution for all of life’s problems and challenges. We need to be good workmen or “ wordmen” and Alpha power , love and grace will begin to manifest in all aspects of our lives- our health, our growth as a total person, our finances, our family, our careers, our children, our conversations and communications, our achievements and failures, our mountain tops and our valleys, our relationships. The second part of the uni-verse speaks of the Lord which is, which was and which is to come. We have experienced His power and grace and love in the past. These experiences together constitute our testimonies of His faithfulness to His word. God is bound by His word and is bound in His word. This is the source of our Alpha power. We are experiencing His power and grace and love in the present moment. We are living fully in the present moment. We are joyful and experiencing the abundant and eternal life in Him in the present moment. This experience constitutes our current reality. All the blessings we are enjoying right now is part of that current reality. It is the reason for the song we sing now.

Our hope of experiencing His grace, power and love in the future and in eternity beyond is the reason for our optimism. It buoys us up amidst the raging storms around us even in the present moment. We believe that what eye has not seen, nor ear heard nor entered human imagination is reserved for us in the future. We believe that the days with Jesus in the future are going to be better than even what it is at present and what it was in the past. We are not limited by our abilities, our knowledge, our resources, our circumstances but we can use such Alpha power which is the resurrective power of Jesus to turn a hopeless situation into a breakthrough moment in our lives. By using Alpha power, we call into being that which is not as if it already is. The more we used and experienced Alpha power in the past, the more we are able to use and experience Alpha power now and in the future. Our past, present and future converge into eternity, taking on new dimensions of meaning and significance.

Prateep V Philip

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