POWER TO BOUNCE BACK FROM EVERY SETBACK

bounce back power22 Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

 

            The Apostle Paul had a unique ministry assignment. He was to complete the deficiency or what was lacking in the revelation of Scripture.  Colossians 1:23 says it this way, “Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God.” What was kept secret from previous generations was to be unveiled through what he wrote. As a result of these revelations he faced numerous attacks by the enemy even at one point a messenger form satan (2 Corinthians 12:1-8).

 

Second Corinthians 11:23-29 is the list of the perils and setbacks he faced (From the New Testament in Modern Speech (Weymouth) :

23 Are they servants of Christ? (I speak as if I were out of my mind.) Much more am I His servant; serving Him more thoroughly than they by my labours, and more thoroughly also by my imprisonments, by excessively cruel floggings, and with risk of life many a time.

24 From the Jews I five times have received forty lashes all but one.

25 Three times I have been beaten with Roman rods, once I have been stoned, three times I have been shipwrecked, once for full four and twenty hours I was floating on the open sea.

26 I have served Him by frequent travelling, amid dangers in crossing rivers, dangers from robbers; dangers from my own countrymen, dangers from the Gentiles; dangers in the city, dangers in the Desert, dangers by sea, dangers from spies in our midst;

27 with labour and toil, with many a sleepless night, in hunger and thirst, in frequent fastings, in cold, and with insufficient clothing.

28 And besides other things, which I pass over, there is that which presses on me daily–my anxiety for all the Churches.

29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is led astray into sin, and I am not aflame with indignation?

 

I’ve had some bad days and setbacks but nothing compared to that. The devil constantly tried to push Paul down but he kept getting back up. What could make him so unstoppable? Second  Corinthians 12:9, 10 tells us, “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

 

He had “bounce back” power or power to bounce back which is the power of Christ. He said this power would “rest upon”, lit. “to tent upon.” The word for power is “dunamis,” which is miracle power; miracle working ability; force; might; strength and power. It is power for the hard spots in life. It is the same power we have within us. Think about a ball that can bounce back; the harder you push it down, the higher it bounces back. No matter what has happened in your life in this year so far, know of a certainty, there is “power to bounce back” available. His grace supplies sufficient power for you to bounce back. Yes, you can bounce back from every setback.

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Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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