Robert Griffith | 20 March 2024
Robert Griffith
20 March 2024


Romans 1:16  “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes …”

Paul uses an interesting word for power in this verse when he says that the gospel is the power (dunamis) of God to save all who believe.  We get our English word dynamite from this word.  It’s an explosive power that creates life change! It’s the mighty transforming power of God to remove our sin and make us right with God!

We often get stuck in destructive habit patterns that steal our happiness and hurt our relationships.  It seems no matter how hard we try; we feel powerless to change and break free from the habits that hold us back.  Paul says the gospel is the explosive dynamite of God that changes us from the inside out and makes us a brand-new creation in Christ!

2 Corinthians 5:17  “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

When you detonate the gospel by faith, God’s power is unleashed through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.  With Christ living in you, you have the capacity for change you never had before!

This is a decision followed by a process that will last a lifetime.  Each day as you live by faith, the same faith by which you trusted Jesus to save you, He works to keep you in right standing with God.

Faith lights the fuse for this explosive power in your life that transforms you into the likeness of Jesus! It’s not about your ability or mine to imitate Jesus. Neither of us can do it. It’s about His ability to reproduce His life in us by faith.

Only God’s power at work in you can make you like Jesus. You can’t do it. God never said that you could, but God can and always said He would when you trust Him. Thank God today that He is faithful to complete that which He has begun.

As you more fully embrace your relationship with Him by faith, pray that you might live by that same faith each day as you witness the dynamite of God’s power being unleashed in you and through you every day!

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