Ephesians 3:16; That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man.
Oh I’m so excited! Isn’t this exciting? I love looking at what’s underneath in the heart of a verse.
The last 3 verses we’ve talked about Paul’s sacrifice, his heart and why he bowed his knees. (Which is a figure of speech I learned about yesterday after I wrote the blog) The last 3 chapters we’ve discovered Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and God’s plan, what all he got for us. Now we’re getting to the point of it all.
First look at that word “might”, this is the Greek word, dynamis, pronounced, dü’-nä-mēs. We get our English word dynamite from it. Unlit dynamite has no power only, potential power. IF lit it is dangerous. Dynamis is potential, or latent power. Just by being what it is “dynamis” or might in this case, it is inherently powerful. What has this power?
God’s Spirit Strengthened In You!
Do you see how I dissected that? I let the verse explain itself. If we were to go back to the context it emphasises this point as well. Paul reveals the mystery, which is Christ in you, that anointing in you.
Here’s an everyday example:
I have a set of weights. I can do whatever I want with them, they’re mine. I can draw pictures of them, sing to them, worship them, email my friends all about them, dress them up for Halloween….etc. But are they going to make me any stronger by these activities?
They have dynamis. Potential power. Only after I start lifting them, and being consistent will I get strong? YES! Our physical sweat = physical strength.
The phrase “he would grant” in the verse above is one Greek word, didōmi. This is a verb form to say, paying someone obligatory wages or commission for a task. What do you get paid in when you work out? More muscle, which translates into strength. God keeps the purse strings on spiritual strength so he would be the one to give that out. Our spiritual sweat = spiritual strength. Okay, Terri, how do you strengthen your inner man or your spirit??
1 Corinthians 14:4; He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth (Greek oikodomeō = grows, strengthens, builds up) himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.
Jude 20: But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the holy spirit. (speaking in tongues)
Ephesians 3:16; That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his spirit in the inner man.
The next verse is very important!
1 Corinthians 14: 39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
I’m very excited that God gave us a way to out-smart and out-run our enemy. An enemy who wouldn’t want you to learn this stuff because it defeats him. If you have questions and want to learn how to speak in tongues, feel free to contact me at Terri@TerriPorta.com. Here are some tips: You move your lips, throat, tongue and mouth. You start when you want, and end when you want. It is the language of men or angels as it says in 1 Corinthians 13:1. You won’t understand what the words are that is why it’s called an unknown tongue.
When we speak with tongues much we strengthen our inner man, we also magnify God. There are 10 other benefits as well.
This is the heart behind the Mystery because God wants strong kids.
Strong kids stand strong for God, they defeat the devil, discern truth from error, and most importantly show others how to be strong too. God gave us an easy, unbreakable way to get strong. Don’t let anyone or anything talk you out of the Word. That is where we stand as believers, if someone takes it, what do you have? Error.
Great leaders lead others to their own greatness and strength. Go be strong in the Lord today!