When you believed the gospel message of Jesus Christ … you were filled to overflowing with a NEW POWER.
The word “power” appears over a hundred times in the New Testament. Some of those references are to displays of Christ’s divine power while here on earth and in His future return. A few refer to the specific power of God in raising Christ from the dead. Some verses describe the power of the evil one. But many of these “power” verses portray the power of God living and working in us, His children. You indeed have been filled to overflowing with a new power.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.” Acts 1:8
“For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” I Corinthians 1:18
“And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.” II Corinthians 12:9
“So that you may know … the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe.” Ephesians 1:19
“That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man.” Ephesians 3:16
“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us.” Ephesians 3:20
“That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection.” Philippians 3:10
“Strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints.” Colossians 1:11-12
“For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.” Colossians 1:29
“For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit.” II Thessalonians 1:5
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” II Timothy 1:7
“Seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.” II Peter 1:3
“After these things I heard something like a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, ‘Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God.’ “ Revelation 19:1