The Single Most Important Secret In Life

The 10 Pillars of Spiritual Power

Do you want to know how you can conquer this world and get rid of all the areas of concern that you have and beat all the challenges that you are experiencing in life?

Do you want to know this seemingly elusive secret of life for which many people will give all that they have to obtain?

Some people call this secret the foundation of power. Anyway, people reported that after they obtained this information and applied it in their lives, they were able to live a victorious life. They were able to change all their circumstances for the better. Without any exceptions.

This secret put them above their circumstances and it enabled them to beat all sorts of challenges in their lives. Sicknesses and diseases, financial challenges, and many other unwanted or bad circumstances and situations.

Christians, no matter how hard they tried, just could not succeed to live like this until they applied these principles in their lives.

This is what people like John G Lake, Smith Wigglesworth, Kathryn Kuhlman, Maria Woodworth-Etter, and many other men and women of God applied in their lives and it caused most of them to succeed in many or all areas of their lives.

It all depends on how you handle this secret. The pillars or secrets of power just work. It does not matter who applies it in his or her life. It just works and it works all the time. It has a hundred percent success rate. You apply it and it works. It always puts in place what it was designed or programmed to do. It empowers you and it gives you the abilities that you need to have power and authority. Nothing and nobody can stop you or prevent you from successfully applying the pillars of power in your life. It all depends on you because you are the only person that can cause these secret pillars of power not to work in your life.

What are the pillars of power?

First of all, before we discuss the pillars of spiritual power, we have to understand that we have to apply all the pillars of power if we want it to be successful in our lives.

The first pillar or foundation or secret of power

James 1: 27

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

This should be the foundation of our faith walk in Christ. The “basic” or “reasonable” religion that we all need to have in our lives is to live a holy life before God and to help people in need.

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This sounds so basic and insignificant but I promise you that this is the first foundation of a powerful, victorious, and holy life. Without this, you will have no power. If you don’t care for the needy in your life, and if you don’t abstain from worldly and sinful acts and lifestyles, you will fail.

Another Scripture that confirms this foundation is 1 John 3:22

And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

When we do what is pleasing in the sight of God, we can ask Him whatever we want. If we don’t do what is pleasing to him, we cannot ask him whatever we want and we won’t possess spiritual authority and power. This Scripture emphasizes the fact that a holy life, separating ourselves from the world, being good to people, and helping people is the place where we all have to start. It is the most basic and reasonable religion or requirement that we all have to apply in our lives. If we cannot even apply the most basic requirement of our Christian faith or religion, we cannot and will not be successful in life.

In Old Testament times, at some point, the nation of Israel wanted to experience God’s perpetual favor and blessings but they failed to do what God wanted them to do so they can experience that. Remember that the blessings of God are to live in peace, be healthy, and lack nothing. Not only did they fail to do what God wanted them to do, but, they actually used the wrong ways to achieve that. They fasted and prayed but this did not work because they did it completely wrong. The situation was quite serious and they started to complain to God about it. When they did, He gave them the most important secret that anybody can ever hear about this aspect of our faith-walk in Christ. It is definitely still valid today. This incident was recorded in the Book of Isaiah.

In fact, Isaiah 58 is evident on how God changes His stance and His actions when we do the right things in our lives:

Isaiah 58:1-12 (very important to read)

1. Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

2. Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.

3. Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.

4. Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.

5. Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?

6. Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

7. Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

8. Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy reward.

9. Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;

10. And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day:

11. And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

12. And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

As you can see in the above Scriptures, there is a direct correlation or connection between looking after the poor, feeding people that cannot afford the food that they need, clothing people who are naked, looking after widows and people in need, helping the sick, and our own health and financial prosperity. This is not only about our financial prosperity but also about our physical health. We are sick and we lack financial blessings because we do not look after the poor and the needy and the sick. We cannot ignore this if we want to experience God’s divine prosperity. It is not about financing churches and congregations, it is about looking after the poor, the needy, and the sick, and about living a holy life, separated from the sinful world.

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When we are obedient in this aspect, we become powerful. This is when we can ask God for whatever we want or desire, and this is when He does for us what He did for the Israelites. When we are obedient in this and please God with everything that we do, we are blessed, untouchable and we can ask Him for anything!

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The second pillar or foundation or secret of power

I think all of us have heard the “More of you God” or being “Hungry” or “Thirsty” for God “utterings” or “mutterings”.

Now this sounds very spiritual or correct but this belief is in fact not doctrinally true. God gave Himself totally and completely to us. We have God living in our hearts, just as He promised. We have the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, the (trinity) in His (Their) fullness and unlimited capacity in us. God cannot give us more of Him than He already gave us.

To utter or mutter these “longings” or “desires” will make no difference. It is in fact wrong to do so. How can we ask Him for more after He already gave us all that He is or all that He has?

After receiving something so amazing, this awesome God in his fullness, how can we say that we are still hungry and still thirsty? No, we do not need more of God. What we have already is unlimited.

Something must be wrong here. What went wrong? Christians got stuck on Old Testament Scriptures about hunger and thirst for God. We heard songs about these concepts and we did not realize that when we sing from a New Testament heart, we are supposed to realize that those Old Testament longings were fulfilled when God satisfied our hunger and thirst through His Son Jesus Christ.

In Matthew 5:6 we read the following: Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

That hunger and thirst were satisfied on the cross when Jesus gave us His body (the bread of life) and the Holy Spirit (the living water).

Jesus said that he who drinks of the water that He gives shall thirst no more:

John 4:

10. Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

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13. Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water (from the well) shall thirst again:

14. But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

It is clear that once we have drunk the living water we shall never be thirsty again. Obviously, when we have eaten the bread of life, we shall never be hungry again.

So what Jesus promised here is living water that will cause us to never thirst again but even more than that, it will be in us a well of living water springing up into everlasting life. We need to acknowledge this truth.

When we FEEL hungry or thirsty for God, it means that we have areas in our lives that we failed to allow Him to possess. We do not need more of God, we have Him unlimited, we need to allow him to possess the areas that we fail to allow Him to possess. We belong to God and we owe Him our whole being and our whole life including all the areas of our existence. This does not mean our spirits only, it includes our souls and our bodies, and every aspect of our lives. When we do this, we will live a victorious life in Christ.

This pillar or secret or foundational truth is very important. Give Him your all and see what happens in the deepest part of your being. You will feel the living water spring up and start flowing out of you. All these streams or rivers of waters are rivers of salvation, rivers of healings, rivers of power, rivers of deliverance, rivers of life, rivers of blessings. This is the power of God in action in your life and when these rivers of blessings flow out of you, you have the authority and power to change people’s lives. This is when the power in you helps other people to be set free.

This is what we have in us. How can we be thirsty and hungry when we already have this amazing treasure in us?

We hunger and thirst because we are ignorant. We do not know what we have and we do not act on what we have and we fail to allow God to reign over all the areas of our lives and we fail to allow God to work in us and through us.

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The secret is that if we know what is in us, we will go out, heal the sick, cast out demons, raise the dead, set people free, and help people to follow Christ. Like Peter, who knew these truths, we will say; “what I have, I give to you, stand up and walk”.

When we know this and when we act accordingly, we walk in power.

The third pillar or foundation or secret of power

If we want to succeed in life, we need to study the word of God. We need to spend some time in the word of God. To read the word of God is not enough. We need to study His word and we need to meditate on His word. We need to make the word of God such an integral part of our beings and existence just as Jesus did. Jesus Christ IS the Word. We need to be the word of God as well. We need to be like Jesus in all areas of our lives. The word of God needs to be like bricks permanently built and plastered securely in our hearts.

When we follow Jesus Christ in this regard we become as He was on this earth. He said that He is sending us to do the same that He did. Just as the Father has sent me so I send you, Jesus said.

We can only do that if we have renewed our minds. We renew our minds by understanding and accepting and applying the true word of God in our lives. This produces the faith that we need to be mature and powerful in our faith walk with Christ. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

John 15:7

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

When we have renewed our minds, we become powerful. When this happens, we can and will do what we read in Matthew 21:21

Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

The word of God is undoubtedly one of the pillars or foundations or secrets of power. Without a strong faith that came through a thorough studying and meditation of the word of God, we will never have power in our lives.

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The fourth pillar or foundation or secret of power

If we want to live and walk in the power of God, we need to practice the presence of God in us. This is not as complicated as people have made it before. It is one of the easiest of the foundational secrets of power and it does not take as much of an effort and time as we may think. Obviously, we need to talk to God and listen to God as often as possible but it does not stop there.

A few times a day, stop and acknowledge Christ Jesus, the Father, and the Holy Spirit in you. Just make yourself aware of this great and awesome power and presence in you.

Of course, we know that God is omnipresent. Of course, we know that we praise, worship, and adore God on His throne. We submit ourselves to the one and only God on His everlasting throne from where He reigns over everything. But, just an awesome reality as this, is the fact that God is also in us. God in His totality and in His unlimited capacity, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are all living in us.

This great power in us is the hope of Glory that Paul wrote about. We have a glorious God in us and that gives us awesome and powerful abilities. This is the great secret or mystery that the Bible talks about.

Colossians 1:24-29

24. Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

25. Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;

26. Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:

27. To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

28. Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

29. Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

Christ in us is therefore one of the pillars of power. The Holy Spirit in us is also a pillar or secret of power, but, this reality in itself makes no difference except when we are aware of it and when we act on it. Most Christians are not even aware of this awesome truth. They ignore God in them as if He does not even exist. This is a great shame. This makes most Christians powerless.

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The church and Christian individuals are like a brand new red Ferrari with this awesome V12 powerful engine and they do not even know it. We are human beings in an iron-man suit. We are like a crane operator sitting in the control room operating this huge powerful crane that can lift and move the heaviest objects effortlessly. We have this amazing power in us.

Jesus said that just as He was sent by the Father so He sends us to do the same things that He did.

Matthew 10:8

Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

Mark 16:17-18

17. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18. They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

We cannot carry out Jesus’ instructions if we are not fully aware of this amazing power in us. We cannot carry it out if we don’t act on it. This is why we must constantly be aware of and constantly make ourselves aware of this great and mighty and awesome power in us. This is why we need to practice the presence of God in us. Without this, we won’t have power in our lives.

The fifth pillar or foundation or secret of power

The fifth secret or pillar of power is to regularly make loud and even public confessions about the realities and truths of the word of God. Each time that we make these declarations it strengthens us and builds faith in our hearts. It is very powerful when we combine it with the previous pillar of power. When we make ourselves aware of this awesome God in us, declarations such as “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me”, make a huge difference to our faith and our ability to act on the word of God.

There are so many Scriptures that will help us to build us up spiritually by carrying out this foundational secret. This is Biblical. It is part of studying the word of God and meditating on the word of God. The more we repeat and declare the word of God the more the Bible truths become a reality to us.

The Scripture that says that we shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free is based on these foundations. The truth sets us free only if and after we thoroughly studied it and meditated on it (the word). Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. The word of God has a built-in ability to create faith for the word of God is spirit and it is truth and it is life.

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John 4:24

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

John 6:63

It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

It is not only the water in us that is living water, even the bread that we eat, Jesus Christ, the bread of life, the word of God, which is also the bread of life, is living bread. That is why Christians who keep declaring the word of God, set themselves free and bring life into themselves, their circumstances, and into all areas of their lives. Such Christians start to operate in power and in strength because of the word that is sent out constantly to put in place what it was sent out to do. It never returns void. The word of God, the bread of life, is powerful and it is established forever.

Isaiah 55:11

So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Psalm 103:20

Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

The sixth pillar or foundation or secret of power

This pillar of power is praying in tongues. The more we pray in tongues the more we are edified. This is because praying in tongues actually generates power in our lives. It builds up our faith and it strengthens us.

Now we know that we have to be baptized in the Spirit of God to receive this power and the ability to pray in tongues. Jesus instructed the disciples to wait in Jerusalem until they have received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. They had to wait for the power from above, from God, which only comes through the baptism in the Holy Spirit. There are quite a few signs that are proof of the fact that a Christian has been filled with the Holy Spirit. Those signs are the gifts of the Spirit. The gifts operate or function in our lives and ministries because of the power of the baptism in the Holy Spirit.

The gifts are those powerful things that we see in the lives of people who have been baptized in the Spirit like tongues, the interpretation of tongues, prophecy, word of knowledge, word of wisdom, the healing of the sick, the discernment of spirits, the casting out of demons, raising the dead, the working of miracles, and faith.

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Although all the gifts are proof that we are baptized in the Spirit, there is one very distinct and universal sign that is proof that we have been baptized in the Spirit and that is praying in tongues, referring to the prayer language and not to tongues as gifts (the tongues that is part of a prophecy that need to be interpreted) (or when we are speaking in a language that we don’t know so that people present who speak such a language can hear the gospel in their mother-tongue). Although not everybody functions in all the gifts, we all have the ability to pray in tongues and that is why the prayer language (praying in tongues) is a universal proof of the baptism in the Holy Spirit. This type of prayer cannot be interpreted because it is a prayer and because only God understands this language. It is for God’s ears and not supposed to be interpreted. It is mentioned in the first book of Corinthians.

1 Corinthians 14:4

He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself.

We know that Paul advised Christians to practice this when they are alone and not in meetings. In the meetings, this prayer language does not serve any purpose except when tongues, referring to the revelatory gifts of tongues start functioning in the meetings. This is allowed because there will be an interpretation or people will understand that tongue (a legitimate language), as already mentioned above.

Praying in tongues or praising God and worshipping God in tongues in our private time is an amazing tool that God gave us to edify ourselves and to make sure that we pray in the will of God. The more we do this the more we are edified and strengthened. We cannot ignore this gift that God gave us. By the way, although praying in tongues is not allowed in public meetings, praising God or/and worshipping God in tongues in public meetings is allowed.

When we were baptized in the Holy Spirit we receive the power of the Holy Spirit which caused us to start praying in tongues. Similarly, every time we pray in tongues (also called praying in the Spirit), we generate power in our lives (exactly as it happened when we were first baptized in the Spirit) and that is why it edifies us. It is like being baptized again and again although I am not sure whether we are baptized over and over again or whether it is just the praying that generates the power in our lives.

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Just as important, when we pray, whether with our minds or when we pray in tongues we need to do it fervently or aggressively. We need to pray long enough, and we need to pray with fire and with intensity.

The Geneva Pilgrims Bible is the most authentic translation ever, and this is what it says in James 5:16: Acknowledge your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed: for the prayer of a righteous man availeth much, if it be fervent.

It is very important to understand that it is the fervent prayer of the righteous that avails much.

I think it is obvious why prayer and especially praying in tongues is so important in our lives when we want to walk in power. It is definitely one of the secrets or pillars of power.

We must pray and we need to do this fervently and aggressively if we want to walk in power.

The seventh pillar or foundation or secret of power

Another very important pillar or secret or foundation of power is the fact that as Christians, we need to respect and fear God.

Isaiah 33:5-6

5. The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.
6. And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.

Why is the fear of the Lord our treasure? If the Bible calls it our treasure it must be very important, and just like any other treasure, the fear of the Lord must be protected.

This fear is more than just respect, it is more than that. The Bible explicitly says that it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Those who fear God do not have to be scared of Him but, those who do not fear God, even Christians who do not fear Him, should be worried and they should be scared because there are bad consequences for failing or refusing to fear God.

Unfortunately, this is a reality, there is a multitude of children of God today, that do not fear God, just as it was in New Testament times. There are consequences when Christians tread this dangerous place. The reality is that we do not have to be scared of God, not because of a decision not to be scared of Him but because of a decision to fear Him and to respect Him. The choice is ours but if we decide not to fear Him we have problems.

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Hebrews 10:30-31

30. For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.

31. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Paul warned the church of Corinth (Christians) that God does judge his people when they fail to judge themselves (judging their own actions and their lifestyles), and the way that He judges them is by sicknesses and diseases, calamities, and even death.

1 Corinthians 11:30-32

30. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

31. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

32. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

Not to be condemned with the world means handing over a backsliding Christian to satan so that his flesh should be destructed (sicknesses and diseases) so that at least his spirit is saved. This means that Christians who go through this should realize what is going on that should motivate them to judge themselves, find out where they started to tolerate sins in their lives, and deal with it according to God’s word. That is why right through the Bible, in the Old and New Testaments, God’s instruction is to repent and then they will be healed. This is a universal kingdom law. It was never repealed. 

1 Corinthians 5:5

To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

Matthew 18:9

And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.

There is a reason why God introduced Himself to Israel as a Holy God before He introduced Himself as a loving God. This is what Moses told the Israelites before God revealed Himself to them at Mount Horeb:

Exodus 20:20

And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.

We can remember that the Israelites got the fright of their lives at Mount Horeb. They were so scared of this Holy Almighty God that they did not want to see Him. This is how God chose to introduce Himself to His nation. This is how He wanted to be experienced and be known before He revealed more of Himself and His personality.

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There was a very important reason for that decision. God hates sin and He will never tolerate it in the lives of His children. It is only at a time much later that God introduced Himself as a loving God. In this sense, the strict God who hates sin and who won’t tolerate sin in the lives of His children enjoyed preference above His love for us. The reason for this is that the former can and will cause us to lose our salvation.

God’s love is amazing and the most wonderful thing that exists, but, the natural tendency of mankind to easily turn their backs on God in exchange for all sorts of sinful acts and lifestyles just poses such an existential danger to all of us that gives God no choice but to act like He did in Biblical times and still does today.

This brings us back to the first pillar of power (to live a holy life separated from the world). God hates sin and we should respect God and fear God when it comes to the way we live. As I said, if we allow sins in our lives, not only will we lose our power and authority, but eventually, we will also lose our salvation and we will end up being separated from God, facing eternal death and hell.

No matter what who says, even if he or she is the most popular or revered preacher or Christian leader in the world, God is not like “Christmas father” who is always happy with whatever we do.

The reality is that God does judge his children. We need to know and understand this and we need to respect God and we need to be faithfully obedient to God. We need to have a holy and respectful reverence, honor, and fear for God, just as good children have for a good but strict father.

We should not fear God in a wrong way but we do need a holy reverence and respect for God, after all, He is a strict God who hates sin and disobedience and it really is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of God. Right through the ages, because of a lack of fear of God, millions of Christians have experienced sicknesses and diseases and calamities, and bad experiences in their lives, just as the Corinthians did.

This aspect is truly a pillar of power because we lose our authority and power when we get involved in sinful acts or worldly lifestyles and because we do not have respect and reverence for the Almighty God. It is not enough to love God, we also have to fear Him.

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The reality is that we have no power and no anointing in our lives and in our ministries when we tolerate sin in our lives.

This is not a lie. It is not a myth or a false statement or a false doctrine. You better believe it, sin makes us powerless. When we tolerate sin in our lives or even in other people’s lives, it makes us powerless.

Hebrews 1:9

Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

When we hate sin like God hates sin we will see a powerful anointing in our lives and in our ministries.

We need to fear God by trembling at His presence and by trembling at His word.

Psalm 89:7

God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

Levitikus 10:3

By those who come near Me I must be regarded as holy.

Isaiah 66:2

For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

God looks at those who are poor and of a contrite spirit and who are trembling at His words. What does this mean? It means that a person who is trembling at God’s word will obey Him and they will obey Him immediately. We are His children and His sons and we love Him when we do what He wants and when we carry out His instructions.

When the prophets of old referred to the coming Messiah, the fear of the Lord, in Jesus’ life, is mentioned as part of wisdom and knowledge and understanding, and counsel. These are very important aspects of Christianity. Wisdom, knowledge, understanding, counsel, and the fear of the Lord make us very powerful human beings in Christ.

Isaiah 11:2-3

2. And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
3. And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears.

The Bible says that the fear of the Lord is clean:

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Psalm 19:9

The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
10. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Anybody or anything, whether it is a human being or an angel, will not endure forever if they do not fear God. When we fear God, we will endure forever. The fear of the Lord is the difference.

Many people started their ministries with fire and commitment, but, many of them did not last. Why not? They did not endure because they did not have the fear of the Lord. They tolerated sins in their lives.

Psalm 25:14

The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

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The eighth pillar or foundation or secret of power

The eighth pillar of power is more important than we think. We regularly need to spend time with like-minded people. Christianity is all about fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ and serving God and practicing our faith and ministries together. We cannot operate or function without the help of each other.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

Ephesians 4:16

From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

It is very important that we fellowship with people who are seeking God and serving Him in spirit and in truth just as we do. Only our brothers and sisters in Christ who are obedient to God in the aspects that we have mentioned and discussed in this post fulfill in the requirements that we need for this purpose.

Do not take this pillar of power lightly. Churches, congregations, and people who are not serious about Christ and their faith will hinder your growth and your spiritual development in these areas.

We walk the walk of faith together, we help and assist each other, we edify each other, we pray for each other, we exhort each other and we seek God and His presence together. This is of the utmost importance.

The ninth pillar or foundation or secret of power

The ninth pillar of power is the most difficult and most important of all the pillars of power. We need to be doers of the word of God. All the pillars or secrets or foundations of power won’t help us one bit if we don’t go out and do what Christ instructed. Those rivers of healings and blessings and miracles cannot flow out of us and do what it was designed to do if we are not obedient to the instructions of Christ.

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We cannot bless people or deliver people or heal people if we refuse or fail to go out and lay our hands on the sick. God will work with us only when we go out and fulfill the great commission. Even when we truly believe, the signs that prove our beliefs will not become a reality if we fail to go out and do what Christ Jesus did when He was on this earth.

All the pillars of power have prepared you so that you can go out and apply the last pillar of power in your life. The reason why the last pillar of power is not a result of the other pillars of power, but a pillar of power itself, is because no authority and power will be evident in our lives unless we apply the last pillar of power. Before we become a doer, we only have faith and we only intend to be a doer without actually becoming a doer.

When we go out preaching the gospel of Christ, laying our hands on the sick, casting out demons, speaking in tongues, prophesying, and setting people free, we are in fact applying the last pillar of power. We have to desire this with zeal and with a commitment that refuses to give up. It is only when we desire to do this with a holy zeal that cannot be quenched that will we be able to do this. Only when we are willing to die for this will we be able to do this. Only when we are willing to give up all we have for this, will we be able to do this. Only when we are willing to be ridiculed and persecuted will we be able to do this. Only when we have made up our minds and forever settled it in our hearts that God will work with us when we go out, will we be able to do this.

The tenth pillar or foundation or secret of power

All the pillars of power that we have discussed so far will not become a reality or it will not achieve what we want if we do not have the compassion that Christ Jesus had when He walked this earth. Whatever we have won’t mean a thing if we do not have love and compassion. This is why the tenth pillar of spiritual power is love and compassion. We have it in us. It is our spiritual DNA that we received when we were born again, but, this is not enough, we also need to develop it.

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Love is a decision and compassion is a decision. The more that we allow ourselves to be moved with compassion, the more we will succeed in this. If we persist in this, it will move us into obedience and it will actually make all the other requirements of spiritual power (the pillars of power) a reality. Love and compassion need to be the foundation upon which the other pillars of power are built. Eventually, every time that you see a person who is in need, and who struggles, you will run to them and help them wherever you can. If you have mastered the pillars of spiritual power, you will be able to do a lot for them. For instance, if they are sick, you can lay your hands on them and heal them, you can cast demons out of them, and you can deliver them not only by the casting out of demons but you can deliver them with sound and effective Biblical counsel through the word of God, you can lead them to Christ and baptize them in water. You can lay your hands on them to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. You can give them food and clothes to wear and you can bless them financially. All of this? You bet! This is possible because you have successfully applied all the pillars of power in your life. This is possible because you have love and compassion in your heart.

So these are the pillars of spiritual power. These are the great mysteries and divine secrets that make us powerful Christians who daily experience and display miracles and awesome things in our lives.

The Great Commission:

Mark 16:17-18

17. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18. They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

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