In the old cartoons of Popeye the sailor man, Popeye would eat a can of spinach, which gave to him inner strength as to his being. This strength was manifested as bulging muscles and an outward dominion, domination, that could subjugate and wipe out Bluto, his archenemy.
God’s power acts in the same fashion. God’s dunamis power 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 strength.
Let’s study it.
Eph 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power ( DUNAMIS) to us-ward (FUNNELED INTO) who believe ( CONTINUALLY BELIEVING) , according to the working( ENERGY PUT OUT) of his mighty ( INNER SPIRITUAL STRENGTH) power,(EXTERNAL DOMINION)
What is the throwing beyond (homerun) greatness of His dunamis power funneled into us the ones believing according to the energy that is put out as God’s inner spiritual strength is translated into His external dominion.
Dunamis power is the inherent power within every created being, living, and non-living. God has His own inherent dunamis power. Disease has its own type of dunamis power. Dunamis power is what distinguishes one object from the other, and gives to its life and power.
20 Which he wrought (ENERGIZED) in Christ, when he raised him from the dead (CORPSE), and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Which He energized (PAST TENSE) in Christ when He raised Him out of a corpse.
The fact that Christ was energized with this power makes Christ Jesus into a charged battery made up of the power which we just described.
Let’s look at this verb from a different position.
Eph 1:20 which is operative (He charged Christ with the energy charge of His power described in the above verse; just as a battery that is charged) in the Christ, rousing Him from among the dead and seating Him at His right hand among the celestials, (You have that battery called Christ Jesus, fully charged inside of you).
My friends, if we have Christ Jesus, we have excessive, surplus, redundant overwhelming power stored in us. Christ was charged with this power, just as a battery has a static electrical charge of stored energy. This charge of energy was produced when the Father raised Christ from a lifeless corpse, and caused Him to sit and reign over the universe with maximum power. We are permanently charged in our spirit with this measure of charge of stored energy.
The Christian is greater than the energizer bunny.
The definition of God’s DUNAMIS POWER was the energy that was “put out” (in the historical event 2000 years ago), as Christ was raised up from a corpse and made to sit far above in rank, power, and physical distance over all principalities, powers, and might, dominions, and all names which are named both in heaven and upon the earth.
This dunamis power was once and for all energized INTO CHRIST. Because Christ lives in us, so does this DUNAMIS POWER.
However the living reality of this dunamis power, as it is funneled or manifested into us comes in proportion to our faith.
Let us look now in more detail now the properties of the dunamis power that we have resident within us and available to us when we walk in childlike obedience and faith
21 Far above all principality (BEGINNING), and power(AUTHORITY), and might, (DUNAMIS POWER) and dominion( LORDSHIP OR BONDAGE), and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
Far above in rank, power, and physical distance
Every type of principality – Or the beginning of every created thing
We know a principality to be an authoritative demonic being. However, in the NT, the word principality is also used for a physical beginning, the creation of something, and the root source of something. The dunamis power of God in Christ, and available to us, is far above in rank and power, above every root problem such as generational sins, curses, judgments, and the root causes and beginnings in diseases. This is very important to us when we minister. A simple knowledge of this facet of God’s power will allow us to exercise God’s power with a new level of faith.
Authority: Power of choice; liberty to do as one pleases; jurisdiction such as a state police has over every road within a state; the power of rule and government
Authority is the power of choice; or the liberty to do as one pleases, such as the jurisdiction enjoyed by a state policeman or woman over every road and highway within the state wherein they work. Cancer, for example has its own authority, in that it can spread at will throughout the human body. However the authority found in Christ’s dunamis power has an authority far above in rank and power over that of cancer. By our words, as they are tempered or alloyed 50/50 with faith, the kingly sway, the power of choice, or the liberty of action to command the cancer where we please, is available to us.
Dunamis power. The inherent power in every created thing that defines it and gives to it its life.
As we spoke earlier on, dunamis power is the inherent power exclusive, to every created thing. Water, has an inherent power of its own, which gives to it its life, and defines it as water exclusive of any another object. Cancer has another type of dunamis power. God has His own dunamis power. The dunamis or inherent power of Christ resident in us is far in rank and power above the inherent power of any other created object. Hallelujah! When we minister, we know that Christ’s inherent power will subordinate, subjugate and destroy the inherent power sustaining the evil that we are ministering against.
The inherent or dunamis power of something gives to it life, glory, and honor. Cancer, though evil in nature, has its own evil glory and honor. The word, “to rebuke” is defined as “UPON THE HONOR.” When we rebuke cancer in JESUS NAME, we are heaping Christ’s power to bear upon the honor of the root source of the cancer, the liberty that it exercises and the very inherent power that makes it up and gives to its life.
Lordship- Someone or something which can bring into bondage.
And every name that identifies something for what it is exclusive of anything else.
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
All these Christ subordinated and subjected under His feet. When God gave Christ to be to be head over all of these things to the church; this same power is now available to us.
This is the power that you have permanently stored or charged in you.
It’s released without end or depletion as we obey the voice of the Spirit.