Weekly Sermon
Delivered By
Dr. E. G. Sherman, Jr
Delivered On
March 17, 2018 at 9:45 AM
Subject
Accessing Divine Power
Description

Accessing Divine Power

“And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of hismighty power” Eph. 1:19

Most of the world relies on a power source known as
electricity. As long as the grids are functioning, the electric
dependant artifacts discharge their actions as per usual.
But let a turbulent storm, a grid explore, a power line is
severed, or electric power is shut off – massive disarray
follows as seen in traffic jams, plane delays, household
appliances become non operative, and traditional domestic
functions are greatly altered.
How amazing it is that one man created source, electric
power, can greatly impair, if not, stop normal humanity
activity. To partially abstract from Paul’s message at Mars
Hill, we “ live and move”… in an electric maze known as

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civilized society. While new residents move expeditiously
to get the electric power turned on, there is another type
of power so often neglected; it is that of Divine Power.
Recognizing the consequence of this omission, the sermon
for today will broach this problem using as a subject –
Accessing Divine Power. It will include the following three
considerations, namely: some types of worldly powers,
the nature of Divine Power, and the value of accessing
Divine Power.
To undergird this sermon on power, attention will first
be focused on the word power. There are many different
definitions of power, a few of them include: the ability to
act, to produce an effect, or to terminate action; a source
of energy and the authority to act for self or over others.
These and other definitions of power are inadequate to

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define Divine Power owing to its very nature. These
definitions apply to the secular but not to the eternal
world which is the domain of Divine Power. A practical
definition of Divine Power is – the power, force or energy
that is universal, or transcend human capacities. It is,
therefore, under the dominion of the Almighty God. This
fact leads to the first aspect of the sermon which is –
types of power. Numerous are the power types, some of
which are solar, wind, water, steam, electric, automotive,
animal, and even human. These types vary in source and
duration other than the solar power. As is generally known,
solar power is thought of an being inexhaustible and it is
being used in many contemporary constructions. While
these power sources have been of great value in the
progress of human civilization,   they are all incapable of

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delivering the ultimate power humanity most stands in need
thereof; it is Divine Power. This incontrovertible fact leads
to the second focus of the sermon which is – The nature of
Divine Power.  This form of power is the sole possession
of the Almighty God. By it, this Deity created the world,
its contents, human kind, and – through love – gave sinful
humanity a human sacrifice – Jesus – to obtain – by choice
and faith – eternal life. ( Jo. 3:16 ).
Writing on this Divine Power, the late F. N. Marsh
noted, “The Divine Power is demonstrated in two ways:
First, in the resurrection of Jesus and, secondly, in the
salvation of the believer”. St. Paul expressed both of these
realities in his letter to the Romans in 10:9. Sadly, this
glorious message is taken to lightly or even neglected.
But the fact remain that the same Divine Power used to
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start creation and sustain it shall, by the Divine Time Clock,
will bring it to an end. This unavoidable reality was
referenced by Jesus in Matthew 25: 31-46 and more vividly
described in Revelation 20.
To advert the disastrous and irreversible consequences
of being condemned at the final judgment, humankind is
urged to recognize and accept access to the Divine Power
available to all who love the Lord and await the final return.
The pertinent question, in this regard, becomes how to
gain access to Divine Power. The New Testament has
several references from both Jesus and the Apostles to the
mode for accessing Divine Power. Only three of the
biblical references will be cited as guidelines for
accessing the Divine Power; first, attention is directed to
Jesus’s messages to his disciples; it was “ But the
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Comforter which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will
send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring
all things to your rememberance, whatsoever, I have
said unto you” ( John 14:26 ). Beloved, this message means
that one must be Holy Ghost filled in order to received divine
unction. Secondly, St. Paul – in his letter to the Ephesians,
described the Holy Ghost’s power as the – “…exceeding
greatness of his power for those who believe…” ( Eph. 1: 19).
Peter was also cognizant of this Holy Ghost’s power as
found in his message recorded in the 2nd Peter 1:3; therein
he stated, “By his divine power, God has given us everything
we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this
by coming to know him, the one who called us to
glory and virtue”.
So in closing Beloved, this sermon has reemphasized

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the existence of the Holy Ghost and His power. Of the
many Bible references to this fact, only two were
presented, namely the promise of Jesus to the disciples,
Paul’s message to the Ephesians and Peter’s reminder to
all who are willing to trust and obey His Word. The
question, thus becomes how can I access this Divine
Power? Fortunately, no worldly prerequisites exist
such as education, occupation, family background, or
credit report are needed. Instead, a personal conviction
of a sin filled life before recognizing and seeking a new
life with Christ thereby become a new creature. Once
having made that decision, the only requirement is to
read, believe, and comply with Romans 10:9. At that
time, the new believer will have access to Divine
Power. Amen.

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