“For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.” (1 Corinthians 4:20)
God is not found in eloquence of speech but in power, in the Holy Ghost that fills His words. The words are but a vehicle, the power of God’s word comes inside those words. It comes in what is driving that engine. When God’s word is filled with the Holy Spirit it generates a power unstoppable by any natural or supernatural being or element.
The Apostle Paul understood this well when he said, “And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power. That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:4-5).
The power is from God. Man at best is used as a conduit by our Lord to express God’s word and purpose to people. Holy Ghost filled words are realized, they are received and felt. The spirit supersedes the intellect and aims straight at the heart of the matter and of man.
The kingdom of God is in power. God expresses that power through His word. Never should man confuse his ability or inability to speak with generating or creating that power. It all comes from God. Eloquent orators, motivational speakers and smooth talkers may gather crowds and increase church sizes. But is the power of God within their words? God has shown time and time again that someone doesn’t have to speak well to be a messenger of God. Moses and Paul are two perfect examples of this.
We do have to be Holy Ghost filled to be able to communicate the spirit through God’s word. It is the power inside the word that moves the spirit in other people.
Not In Word But In Power