Matthew 7:22-23 “Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”
Both believers and unbelievers have found themselves asking the question “Where is the true power of God?” and “Why do we not see the supernatural take place which was recorded in the Bible?” You see, there are only few who get to a place where they can truly operate in the raw power of God; those who can truly operate under the anointing. But, a sad reality is that there are some believers who operate in an illegitimate power and anointing.
In the scripture above we read that God referred to people who were practicing lawlessness because they never truly had a relationship with God, which caused them to operate under illegal power.
“Power without relationship is illegal.”
We see that these believers cast out devils, healed the sick and preformed many miracles – yet Jesus said that He does not know them! God created man so that He could have communion with us and have an intimate relationship with us. These believers could perform signs and wonders in His name, but they never had an intimate relationship with God.
The secret is to have an intimate relationship with God and to spend time with Him daily. You will be able to function in true, legitimate and legal power by living this kind of lifestyle. Make it a priority to get to know Him personally and to operate in legal power. Become a friend of God – not one whom God says He does not know. Selah.