By J. Hudson Taylor
“And what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward usward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power” (Eph. 1:19).
God Himself is the great source of power. It is His possession. He manifests it according to His sovereign will, according to His declared will. Truly, our opponents are many and mighty, but our God, the living God alone, is Almighty. It is with Him that we have to do. From Him alone cometh our salvation and our sufficiency. God tells us through His prophet that the men that know their God shall be strong (Dan. 11:32). If it be true that knowledge is power, this is supremely true in the case of the knowledge of God.
...We are a supernatural people, born again by a supernatural birth. We wage a supernatural fight, and we are taught by a supernatural Teacher. In our supernatural fight we are led by a supernatural Captain in the right paths to assured victory.
Not many days after the risen Savior ascended on high, the Holy Ghost came upon the disciples and followers, and they were filled; and praise God, He is today as truly available and as mighty a power as He was on the day of Pentecost.
We have given too much attention to method and machinery and resources; too little to the supreme Power for service, the filling with the Holy Ghost. We are commanded to be filled with the Spirit. If not, we are living in disobedience and sin, the sin of unbelief. God is ready to fill us with the Holy Ghost.