Accompanying John MacArthur sermon: The Fullness of God Part 4
Accompanying David Legge sermon: Our Mind-Blowing God
in verse 20 comes the great doxology. The great benediction. The great paean of anticipated praise. "Now unto him who is able," listen -here's the praise, when a believer follows these paths, when you follow these sequences - Now he is able. Listen, do you realize that as powerful as God is you hold the trigger that determines whether He's able or not in your life? To accomplish all that He would through you? Now that you have inner strength, now that you have the indwelling Christ, now that there's incomprehensible love, now that you're filled with internal fullness, the fullness of God, now He is able to do what? "Exceeding abundantly above all we ask or think according to the power that works in us." That power doesn't work in you until now. Not until verses 16 to 19 have been fulfilled. The great doxology of praise. Jesus said in John 14:12, - It's alright when I go away because when I go away you'll do greater things than I did. Not greater in quality, you could never do things greater in quality; greater in quantity is what that text is saying.
I love MacArthur's next point. Notice the words in the text.
He is able. That would have been enough right? But it doesn't stop there.
He is able to do what you ask. That would be enough, but it doesn't stop there.
He is able to do what you ask and think. That would be enough, but it doesn't stop there.
He is able to do ALL you ask and think. Thank would be enough, but it doesn't stop there.
He is able to do exceedingly above all that you ask and think.
He is able to do exceedingly above all that you ask and think, with His power, for His glory. We have resources beyond our wildest imaginations - we just need to use them for our good and His glory.
what you are is a living advertisement for your God, believe me. And if God is to be glorified in the church it is to be because the church is moving in an expression of the mighty power that He has. Let Him translate this into your manner of living. Listen; don't cheat yourself out of what God can do by thinking you've only got a little bit of resource.
All for His glory.
Tomorrow's scripture focus: Ephesians 4:1-7