1 Corinthians 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
If you are a Christian, you have the gift; you have power. The power within us is a gift, He is the Holy Spirit. We have the spirit of God within us.
You and I have to stay close to God before the power of His Holy Spirit can work in our lives. The closer we are to God, the more we feel the power of the Holy Spirit working in our life.
A change then, must take place within man before he can enter into his Divine inheritance. He must learn to think after the Spirit, that is., as a spiritual being, instead of after the flesh.
Paul knew what it meant to release the power of God that was already inside of him! We need to know this too! We need to know that within each one of us there dwells the power of God ~ “But as many as received Him (Jesus), to them He gave the power – meaning “privilege, authority” – to become the sons of God” John 1:12.
God has given to you and me the power to overcome every obstacle, everything that will come across our path. He has given you and me power to overcome, and to become a son of God. What an awesome privilege. But do we know it?
The power of God was working in Paul, and from his body this power of God was released.
Yet his personal stance was: “And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony (“mystery”) of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God”
1 Corinthians 2:1-5