John 3:27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
It is impossible for believers to operate in anything that pertains to the kingdom of heaven unless they have first permanently made it their own, through revelation.
John 7:18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
The one who speaks without the rhema word or God, or without His Spirit, seeks his own glory.
John 8:54 Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:
If I glorify myself, or bring glory to myself, my glory is nothing.
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Ye shall receive dunamis power after the Holy Spirit has come upon you, overtaken, and influenced you in such a way that He becomes fully functional or operational in your life.
Acts 6:8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.
And Stephen thoroughly permeated with faith and dunamis power (so that there was no part of him void of these attributes) continually did miracles exhibited both as signs that confirmed him as one sent by God, and wonders that caused people to come to salvation.
Acts 19:19 Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.
20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.
The word of God continually grew with dominion over the affairs of men to the point that its robustness, might and ability to overcome in all circumstances in which it grew, and bring the victory is continually evident.
Acts 4:33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
The apostles kept on giving away to the people, the evidence of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, through the vehicle of dunamis power. This evidence revealed the Person of the Lord Jesus upon the people in a great way.
Romans 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
Today, Jesus is manifested, appointed, and decreed as the Son of God through the operation of dunamis power by the Spirit of holiness. (The content of this proof is that Jesus was raised up from a corpse and is now seen alive.)
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
We are all deficient in the glory of God.
Rom 17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth
That I might show and prove by word and deed that my dunamis power is in you, resulting in the thorough heralding of my Name in all the earth.
Rom 9:23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory
And that God might make known (in a way that the world can understand) the wealth, the possessions, and the abundance found in the making Him visible. This is God’s goal to be deposited upon the vessels of His compassion ( the obedient believers), which He had prepared beforehand for the express purpose of making Him visible.
Rom 15:19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
In the sphere of the dunamis power belonging to signs and wonders, (the manifestation of miracles) and in the sphere of the dunamis power belonging to the Spirit (spiritual gifts); so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have filled up the gospel resulting in it having an eternal impact.
20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man’s foundation:
And so being ambitious (Greek: fond of godly honor) to never evangelize where Christ had been named in order not to build upon another’s foundation.
Rom 16:24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
The labor of the revealed Person of Christ be with you all.
25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,
26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
God has the ability to strengthen you, and to make you firm and fast in your faith, (by my gospel and the preaching of the Person of Jesus Christ) only in proportion to the revelation of the mystery (which is the revealed Person of Christ).
Christ is revealed through the prophetic scriptures (prophets and prophecy reveal Christ) by the commandment of the everlasting God. This revelation of Christ is made known unto all the nations so that Christ may be obeyed by faith.
1 Cor 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
Through the progressive revelation of Christ who dwells hid as a mystery, the ways and the time tables of God are progressively explained, and if we receive them, they will result in us being able to likewise manifest Christ; for which we have also been eternally appointed (in the first place)
1 Cor 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
No one is able to lay another foundation besides the one that is continually laid, which is the revealed Person of Christ. The revelation of Christ is the foundation of any local church, not things. When Christ is revealed and lifted up as the foundation, He draws all men unto Himself. This is revival.
1 Cor 4:19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.
The only thing that I desire to experientially know about you is the dunamis power flowing through your life!
2 Cor 9:13 Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men;
Through your tried, proved, and now fully operational ministry they glorify God.
2 Cor 12:12 Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds
Indeed, the signs that give evidence that I am an apostle were worked out fully to manifestation and finished in all constancy and endurance, in signs and wonders and works of (God’s) dunamis power.
2 Cor 13:8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
We are not capable or able to do anything against the truth but only for the truth,
Gal 2:8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:
For He that was energizing, active, efficient, mighty, and fully operational in Peter into the apostleship of the circumcision;
The Lord becomes fully operational in the lives of believers who uncompromisingly obeys the voice of the Spirit at all times, as they fulfill their ministry in the Lord (but not “dead” church works)
Gal 3:5 He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
He that continually and abundantly supplies (taken from the Greek word which means to furnish supplies to a chorus) to you the Spirit and is active, energizing, effective for, and fully operational in performing miracles in you, does He do it through dead religious works, or the hearing of the rhema word, or the voice of the Spirit, which is the faith that belongs to God?
Gal 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision has residing or inherent godly strength and might which displays the power in which God acts, nor uncircumcision, but (only) faith. This faith however is only active, efficient, energized and fully operational when it is done in love.
Eph 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.
We are only as effective in our callings, ministries, and spiritual gifts, as is the gift of the efficient and full operation of the dunamis power of God exerted by the revealed Person of Christ as He labors within us in proportion to His revelation.
Eph 3:21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen
That God being invisible might be made visible in the church, by the Person of Christ Jesus, as the church reveals Him, for the purpose of making Him visible to all generations throughout eternity. Through His visibility He becomes glorified. The church is the vehicle which glorifies God as it reveals Him.