EMMANUEL: God With Us 4
Efficacy - Effectiveness
The beginning and the end of the matter of life - Emmanuel, God with Us - GOD IS WITH US, IN US and WORKS through us!
Efficacy - effective, effectual
Effectual comes from the root word Energeia / energeo … working, operation, strong, powerful!
Its God’s will, for us, His children to be effectual.
Revelation 5:10 “And hast made us unto our God, both Kings and Priests and we shall reign on the earth.
LETS BE EFFECTUAL…
In the working of HIS POWER!
Ephesians 3: 7 - Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.
In preaching the gospel:
Philemon 1:6 - That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
In the family
2 Corinthians 5:18 - And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation ;
In the community
Proverbs 31: whole chapter
Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
In the church
Ephesians 4: 11 – 16 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers. 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 That we be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
One of the most lasting positive imprints of my time at a church where I first really committed my life to Christ was a sentence repeated often by the Senior Pastor “Any time you have a question about life, about anything … What does the word say?”
The beginning and the end - Emmanuel, God with Us - GOD IS WITH US, IN US and WORKS through us!
Lets seek to hear God’s heart more and
Lets be bold in responding to His Spirit when He asks us to step out