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Experience God's Power

Power Experiencing God Salvation

Contributed By: Stephen Kingsley | Date Posted: 2022-04-07

Scripture: Jeremiah 31:34 ; Proverbs 2:5

Author: Stephen Kingsley
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ILLUSTRATION

My dream car is a burnt orange 1968 Chevy Camero (insert your own favorite). I remember pulling up behind one at a car wash when I was in High School. My dad was with me and I told him how I wished I had the money to buy one just like it. He said, "Wait till you're older. Someday it won't seem so far out of reach."

I've talked to my wife about this long-lost dream and she said, "Even if you had such a car you wouldn't likely drive it because it doesn't fit who you are or how you've lived your life." How does one argue with such wisdom?

But, let's Image for a moment that, at last, I bought the car anyway and had it sitting in my garage, and that every day I went out and sat in the car and daily took a chamois cloth and wiped all the dust off its shiny surface. Imagine also that I studied the owner's manual and could quote sections of it from memory. And, that I went so far as to order the blueprints and schematics so I could study every detail of my Camero. And, that I joined a Camero club and attended conventions, and even once traveled to the place the factory once stood. And, imagine that I so loved the car that I talked about it all the time.

I'm sure you would think it quite odd if I had a car I loved that much but never actually took out for a drive.

APPLICATION

In many ways, that is what we've done with our modern expressions of Christianity. 

We've been saved. We have Christ in our hearts. We are his and he is ours. We love and adore him. We enjoy sitting in his presence. We sing songs about him and in praise of him, as we should. 

We love the Bible and love to listen to experts who know the Book so well that they can quote portions of it and tell stories of what the Lord has done in the past. Some of us have even traveled to the Holy Land.

But while we do all that, like someone with a 68 Camero that never experiences its roar as it cruises down the highway, we often fail to so pray and believe Christ that we actually experience the power of God's saving grace.

"And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness."  (Acts 4:31)

Before My Feet Hit the Ground

Experiencing God God's Care Prayer

Source: Various

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-11-21

Scripture: Isaiah 26:9 ; Psalms 63:1

Author: Unknown / Illustration Exchange
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ILLUSTRATION

Dear Lord,

So far today God, I’ve done all right. I haven’t gossiped; I haven’t lost my temper; I haven’t been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or over indulgent. 

I am really glad about that!

But in a few minutes, God, I’m going to get out of bed, and from then on I’m probably going to need a lot of help.

Amen

APPLICATION

Spend some time at the beginning of each day, before your feet even hit the ground, seeking the grace you will need to get through that day.

“With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness” (Isaiah 26:9, KJV).

“O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is …” (Psalm 63:1, KJV).

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A Scientific Analysis of Light

Trinity Light Experiencing God

Source: THE CHEMISTRY OF THE BLOOD by M.R. DeHaan, p. 66. As quoted in STORIES, ILLUSTRATIONS AND QUOTES by Rober J. Morgan, pp. 86-7

Link to Source: Click here to view source

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-05-09

Scripture: Matthew 28:19

Author: M.R. DeHaan
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ILLUSTRATION

"In his book, THE CHEMISTRY OF THE BLOOD, M.R. DeHaan, founder of the Radio Bible Class, notes that in saying 'God is light,' the biblical authors are telling us something about the Trinity. A scientific analysis of sunlight reveals that it consists of three kinds of rays:

1. Chemical rays or actinic. These rays are invisible and can neither be seen or felt.
2. Light rays. These rays can be seen but never felt.
3. Heat rays. These rays are felt but never seen."

APPLICATION

"DeHaan writes, 'God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. We know the Godhead consists of Three Persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Father corresponds to the chemical rays of sunlight; No man hath seen God at any time. The Son, who is the light of the world, corresponds to the light rays, the One whom we can see but not felt. The Holy Spirit corresponds to the heat rays, since He is felt in the lives of believers but never seen.'"

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19).

Heaven Is For Real Because The Bible Tells Me So

Heaven Word of God Experiencing God

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-03-21

Scripture: Revelation 21:1

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Miracle on 34th St First Premiered in Summer

Christmas Love (Divine) Experiencing God

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2014-12-17

Scripture: John 3:16

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Taste Them Again For The First Time

Experiencing God First Love Repentance

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2014-09-29

Scripture: Revelation 2:4 ; Psalms 34:8

Author: Illustration Exchange
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God's Fingerprints

God's Provision God's Presence Experiencing God

Contributed By: Thomas Bevers | Date Posted: 2014-05-26

Scripture: Ephesians 2:10

Author: Thomas Bevers
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Implications of the Resurrection

Resurrection New Birth Experiencing God

Contributed By: Fred Gates | Date Posted: 2014-04-07

Scripture: Various

Author: Gary R. Habermas and J.P. Moreland
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Legislating Piety

Legalism Experiencing God Gratitude

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2013-11-21

Scripture: Colossians 3:17

Author: Dr. James Schaap
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Catching a Little Faith

Faith Experiencing God Spiritual Growth

Contributed By: Bryce Thorpe | Date Posted: 2013-10-19

Scripture: Jude 1:24

Author: Bryce Thorpe
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