Why God is like Popeye the Sailor Man

Eph 1:19  And what is the exceeding greatness of his (Same) power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, (external dominion power manifested from His internal resident strength)

In the cartoons of Popeye, the Sailor Man, Popeye would eat a can of spinach, which gave him inner, inherent, or resident strength.

This strength was manifested as bulging muscles exercised in outward dominion, which would subdue and demolish Bluto, his archenemy.

God’s power performs in us in the same fashion.

The spinach is the revelation of the Son of God in us, as we spend time with Him.

This revelation comes as we die to self so that Christ may be revealed.

This is the purpose of the cross.

The church must get back to this.

Eph 1:19  And what is the exceeding greatness of his (Same) power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, (external dominion power manifested from His internal resident strength).

The word “His” is translated as Same.

Everything that Christ has is the same in the Christian.

Christ’s  same power is in the Christian, right here and now.

God’s dunamis power, or power in ability, is defined as the product of the dominion that God exerts over His creation, and over all that is not of Him, as a measure of His inner, resident, or inherent strength.

This overcasting and transcending ability is funneled into us who continually believe.

So why am I not experiencing this fully.

I don’t know the complete answer.

I can tell you that it requires every stone of darkness, sin, and disobedience to be unturned.

No cheap grace message to walk in what Paul described.

But it’s all there in the one who has Jesus.

Part of it, is a matter of me controlling things instead of letting God do so.

This occurs because I have feared instead of trusting God.

Today, I realize that God can be fully trusted and I have to let go of all things.

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:

Jesus was marked out or designated independently from every other human as The Son of God in the realm of ability, this ability being that He was successfully raised up from a corpse.

Ephesians 6:10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power (OUTWARD DOMINION) of his might.( INNER STRENGTH)

Be empowered in the Lord and in the manifestation of outward dominion as a measure of His inner resident strength in you.

Col 1:11  Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;

In every ability and capacity which God has, being likewise made able and capable just like He is, in accordance with His power which dominates, as it is manifested by His glory through us.

This power makes all things able and capable.

This morning, I am seriously asking God, why I am not fully walking like this?

Would this be your question too?

God will show us, if we are willing to go all the way with Him.

The best way to be culturally relevant is by demonstrating Jesus Christ loving power.

2 Cor 4:7  But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

We have this treasure (thesaurus) in earthenware vessels so that the transcendent and overcasting capacity and ability may be of God and not from us.

The same capacity and ability which God has is in me.

How much will I seek, repent, obey and believe Him so that it may be demonstrated?

This is why God is like Popeye the Sailor Man.

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