The Greek word dunamis is used 120 times in the New Testament.  Usually it refers to having strength, power, or ability.  More specifically dunamis references the “inherent power that resides in someone or something by virtue of its nature.”  Power resides in the nature of Jesus Christ.  He is inherently powerful.  Scripture tells us that He sustains all things by the power of His word, that He is a priest for believers by the power of an indestructible life, and that He will return in power for us to behold His majesty.

Believers are acutely aware that without Christ, they have power to do nothing. In Christ, through the person of the Holy Spirit, we overflow with power to testify to the crucifixion, resurrection, ascension, and present kingdom of Christ.  We are able to grasp love and hope, and the fellowship of His sufferings.  We are shielded by the power of God until He is revealed at the completion of all things.  This treasure in jars of clay is the source of salvation, and the energy of a transformed and holy life.