The energetic power of God that flowed through Jesus to heal is energeo. God's healing energy has been given to all believers and it empowers our lives in so many ways. For an exhaustive list of every verse in the New Testament with energeo in it, please reference this blog.
Below is a summary of what is accomplished through “energeo” (i.e. the active flow of divine energy):
- God is energizing the Christian, and is working all things out for good: God energizes Christians by His Spirit, to accomplish His good pleasure (Col. 1:29; Phil. 2:13). This energizing is done by the Holy Spirit (Col. 1:29; 1 Cor. 12:11). While demons can energize non-Christians, their energizing power is limited by God (Jn. 19:11) and will ultimately be overcome by God (Eph. 2:2; 2 Thess. 2:9,11). For those who want to be deceived, God energizes them with a strong delusion (2 Thess. 2:11).
- Both the Bible and Spirit-anointed preaching are energized by God: The Bible is anointed and energized by God and transforming for those who receive its truths (1 Thess. 2:13; Heb. 4:12). Spirit-energized preaching can transform the lives of those who receive it and believe (Phil. 1:6).
- The gifts and ministry one has, including the open doors one has to work and minister, come from divine energizing through the Holy Spirit: The gifts one has, the ministry one is called to, and open doors to minister are “energizings” from God (1 Cor. 12:6,10,11; Gal. 2:7,8; Eph. 3:7; 1 Cor. 16:9). We are to labor according to the energizing of the Holy Spirit working within us (Col. 1:29). When we operate in the divine gifts God has placed within us, serving one another with these gifts, we build up and energize the body of Christ (Eph. 4:16). As we draw upon Christ’s life in trying situations, the testimony of His in-working power energizes others (2 Cor. 4:11,12). We should pray for divine energizing of our words as we share our testimonies of Christ’s work within us (Phil. 1:6).
- Spirit-energized prayer accomplishes supernatural results, including deliverance and healing: The energized prayer of a righteous man is effective, as it imparts God’s power (Jas. 5:17). Divine energizing brings forth divine works (Eph. 1:29; 3:20; Mk. 6:13,14). Faith is energized when coupled with love (Gal. 5:6). God’s energy within us releases God’s grace to us and this is FREELY received (Gal. 3:5-7). The energizing release of power for a miracle comes from God and is not a result of the works of the law but a hearing with faith (Gal. 3:5). It was God’s energy that brought forth Jesus from the dead (Eph. 1:20).
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