Paul understood the reason for his success in the ministry. It was not by his power, but by the power of God. Paul was only an earthen vessel. He must have surely known what Jesus was saying in John 14:12: “He that believeth on me the works that I do he will do also, and greater works!”
Yes it was God, the Holy Spirit, that was the treasure in Paul. The Holy Spirit was the match for the power of the enemy. The early apostles went everywhere preaching and had great success. The world dubbed them; the men who turned the world upside down. Christianity spread all over the world and changed governments and nations.
This same power is available to the church today. But, sadly we are falling short of our potential. Thank God for those who still believe and exercise through faith what Jesus said in John 14:12!
These lost gifts will be restored and manifested in faithful men and women in the last revival before the Lord returns to take His bride. Men and women around the world who dare to declare not by might, nor by power, but by the Spirit of God will the enemy be defeated. Without faith it is impossible to please God. That is why every one of us has been given a measure of faith. We need to use this faith to experience what the early church experienced!
Thank you Lord for your power! Help me to be obedient to your word and declare it in faith as you confirm it!