|Three Absolutes by Theodore Epp|
Genesis 26:25; Romans 12:1,2
If we want the power of God in our lives, we must observe the absolutes of God. There are three absolutes in particular that we must heed in order to have spiritual power.
First, we must recognize that all power belongs to God. In this age, it is God the Holy Spirit who is responsible to direct the work of God. Thus, we must recognize the sovereignty of the Holy Spirit to direct all spiritual work.
Second, we must recognize the sovereignty of the Holy Spirit in delegating this power to anyone He chooses. It is the Holy Spirit's responsibility to give spiritual gifts to people as He desires so the work of God will be carried out.
The third absolute we must recognize in order to have spiritual power in our lives is that of absolute commitment to the Holy Spirit.
Just as Isaac had to go back to the place God intended him to be, present-day believers must live according to the absolutes of God and be in the place He wants them to be if they are to have spiritual power.
Notice particularly that when Isaac returned to the place where God wanted him, he built an altar and called on the name of the Lord.
He experienced the joy of God's presence, and immediate progress took place in his spiritual life. He dug a well, and no one bothered him as they had earlier.
"But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal" (1 Cor. 12:7).