Knowing How POWER (DUNAMIS) Versus AUTHORITY (EXOUSIA) Operate In the Life of Christians

Power is the ability to cause changes; it’s the ability to influence the outcome of situations.

A man of power is not at the mercy of any natural happenings, be it sicknesses, diseases, circumstances of life or devils.

But, it’s very important we understood that the man in Christ, after he is filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of tongue speaking receives POWER. The Greek word for this Power is DUNAMIS, which means the INHERENT ability to cause changes at will.

Now, this power is not the same as what is rendered in English as authority. AUTHORITY which is the English rendering of the Greek word EXOUSIA has to do with DELEGATION OF POWER, DELEGATED JURISDICTION OR INFLUENCE.

The Christian who isn’t filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of tongues speaking like the apostles did in the book of act functions only under AUTHORITY. Authority is CONFERRED ON A PERSON, but Power is inherent.

Authority is the power of attorney that allows a person to function in the place of another person. So authority gives such believers the power of attorney to function in place of Jesus Christ and execute task He (Jesus) should have executed if He physically walked on the earth now.

But the man in Christ who is filled with Holy Spirit is given AUTHORITY and at the same time possess the INHERENT POWER of the Spirit.

That means he is granted authority to act on behalf of Jesus and yet, he also possess in him an INHERENT (ABIDING) POWER OF THE SPIRIT. This one goes beyond conferred authority to something one has as his own possession. It has become a personal ability or power to causes changes whenever, wherever.

THE MAN IN CHRIST IS NOT NOW LOOKING FOR POWER, after he is filled with the Holy Spirit. Jesus said; “But, ye shall receive power after the Holy Ghost is come upon you and ye shall be witnesses (confirmation in works) unto me…” Acts 1:8

We received power when we got filled with the Holy Spirit. We are not now looking for power; we already have it. If you are now praying and fasting for power, you have missed it. Don’t get me wrong, Prayer and fasting have their place in equation, but they are certainly not to give us power.

They only position us for effectiveness. But we already possess the INHERENT ABILITY TO CAUSE CHANGES. WE ARE ONLY NOW LEARNING HOW TO EFFECTIVELY USE WHAT WE HAVE THROUGH THE WORD AND INTIMACY WITH THE SPIRIT.

We are learning the best ways to put to action/use what we already possess. And one sure way among others is by FAITH working through LOVE. It’s by feeling, but by faith. Whether you feel the power or not isn’t the issue, but your FAITH IN THE POWER.

Learn to put your INHERENT POWER to action by acting in faith.  Lay hands by faith, give the word by faith, and you will see DUNAMIS at work.