(Written by Dr. Rudi Swanepoel)
We read in Acts 1:8 “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth.” God’s power has been made available to us through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Are you walking in that power? Are you maximizing the effects and impact of God’s power in your life?
The Holy Spirit asked me a powerful question that I now want to ask to you: Are you a Resistor, Insulator or Conductor of the power of God?
In the world of electricity resistors restrict, block or oppose the flow of power. A resistor’s ability to restrict the flow of power is measured in Ohms. The symbol used for ohms is the omega (Ω).
In the spiritual realm God releases His power, ability and mighty through the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Believers. This power flows into our lives much like an electric current. A resistor would restrict, block or oppose the flow of God’s power in and through our lives. There are many resistors the enemy wants to add to our lives like temptations and sin. These will endeavor to oppose what God wants to accomplish in and through you. Sometimes demonic influences like a religious spirit warps people’s spiritual insight to oppose the plans and works of God. The omega symbol (Ω) here is significant. In the Greek alphabet Ω is the last letter. Everything ends in the Ω. Jesus said: “I am the Alpha and the Omega! The Beginning and the End.” (Rev. 1) Jesus is an “initiator” and “completor”! A resistor in your life will want be the omega, the one with the last and final say. That resistor will always endeavor to take in a prominent place in your life; a place reserved for the King of kings and Lord of lords. The Bible says: “He who began a good work in you will also complete it!” There should be no place for resistors in our lives. We should live our lives in the free flow mode of the Holy Spirit. We simply should never allow anything to block or resist the power, will and flow of God in our lives.
These are substances that conduct the flow of power. The best conductor of all is silver. Amazingly in the Bible silver always speaks of purity and refinement. “The words and promises of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times over.” (Psalm 12:6) “For You, O God, have proved us; You have tried us as silver is tried, refined and purified.” (Psalm 66:10) Silver is purified through fire. The fire burns off all the impurities and leaves purified silver.
To live our lives as conductors of the power of God we should be purified; free from the contaminants of this world. Our lives should be washed by the blood of Jesus because the blood of Jesus washes away our sins. Our minds should be renewed so we can know the perfect will of God for our lives. Our thoughts must be fixed on the things that are of above. A holy life, separated unto God is a life that conducts, permits and encourages the free flowing power of the Holy Spirit.
So eliminate any resistors and insulators in your life. The Lord is making His raw, unrestricted power available to you. Reach out and touch that exposed wire running from the Throne Room. You’ll never be the same! You’ll be plugged in. You’ll experience life in high voltage! Allow His power to flow through you to bless those around you. Do not block the flow. Do not hinder His power.
May God’s power freely flow in and through your life!