Daily Devotionals

February 28

The Greater One Lives in You!

Gloria Copeland
For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

Today, if the world is going to see Jesus, they’ll have to see Him through us. We’re His physical Body! If His Body doesn’t preach the gospel, the gospel doesn’t get preached. If His Body does not lay hands on the sick, then His ministry to them is cut short.

That thought surprises some people. They think Jesus changed somehow after He was resurrected and went to heaven. They think He stopped being interested in ministering personally to people like He did on the shores of Galilee. But Jesus didn’t change. He is the same yesterday, and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). He still wants to preach the Word of God to people. He still wants to cast out demons and heal the sick. And He still has the power to do all those things—and even greater things (John 14:12)!

How does He get them done? Through you and me.

Point your finger at yourself right now and say out loud, “I am the Body of the Anointed One. He is living right now in me!”

When that truth becomes a reality to you, impossible tasks won’t overwhelm you anymore. You won’t faint or give up, because you’ll know that God is in you, and He has the power to get the job done. When He calls you to preach and you can’t talk very well, you’ll just say, “Well, that’s all right. The Anointed One is in me and He’ll give me utterance.” When someone who’s sick comes to you for prayer, you won’t want to bolt and run. You’ll be eager to lay hands on that person because you’ll know the Healer lives in you, and when you lay hands on someone, He’s there to bring that healing to pass!

The Greater One lives in you! Now, believe it! Live like it!

Speak the Word

“Greater is He Who lives in me than he that is in the world.”  (1 John 4:4)

Scripture Study: 1 John 4:1-6

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