“Beloved, My power is resting on you”.

It’s an unusual, but I believe significant prophetic word for us at this time:
JUXTAPOSITION.
The word means,
“The fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect.”

If you relate to facing some tough battles lately, be encouraged by this truth from God’s Word:
“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Cor 12:9a)

In the midst of the groan and the glory—
At the juxtaposition of darkness and light, of trial and joy, of weakness and strength—you are empowered and loved by God!

As you are, and where you are.


A Worker of Miracles Despaired of Life

Juxtaposition.
It is a theme we see throughout Paul’s life and letters.

He towers in Scripture as an Apostle, worker of miracles, and servant of Christ.
He receives mighty revelations.
Yet, the Apostle Paul vividly describes low places in his journey:

  • “…we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life.” (2 Cor 1:8, NKJV)
  • “For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you, with many tears…” (2 Cor 4a).

Times of Turbulence

Like the waves of the sea, there will be times when life’s highs and lows roll together.

There is chaos and contradiction all around us.
Your own family, church, city, state or nation, may be experiencing turbulence.

Know that God’s glory shines brightest in this place—this juxtaposition—where your weakness, and His fullness, run together.

  • “You have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of you.” (see 2 Cor 4:7)

God’s Power Enfolds You

When he was being buffeted by a spiritual attack, Paul cried out three times, “Lord, take this away!”

God responded to him, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” (see 2 Cor 12:7-10)

Today, be assured that in the midst of whatever battle you are facing, the grace of God is sufficient for you.

You will discover God’s grace is not passive, it is powerful!

As the Apostle declared:
“Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2 Cor 12:9)

  • “Rest” in the original Greek means to dwell as a tent over, to completely enfold in (Strong’s G1981)

Your weakness is the resting place for God’s power.

Think of this:
God’s power is not only within you, it’s surrounds you. It encompasses you.

It enfolds you.


You Become a Conduit for God’s Power

“that the power of Christ may rest on me”.
What is this tipping point Paul describes?

The glorying. The boasting.
The rejoicing.

Power is being released as you give voice to joy and assurance, “My God is mighty! And I am strong with His strength!”

For as Paul tells us, God doesn’t rest his power upon a people who “have it all together” humanly speaking, but upon those who are wholly dependent upon Christ.

There is a power that can only be experienced in the storm.
You may not have command of the situation right now, but God does.

In the midst of the buffeting, you discover what it means to be wholly reliant upon Jesus.

So, lift up your hands. Recognize that you are enfolded in His power—and rejoice.
And in your glorying, in your worship, comes the tipping point.

At the juxtaposition, your brokenness becomes a conduit for God’s grace and power.


The Power of God Rests on You

So, today, lift up your head.
Know that you are loved and strong.

Hear your Father say, “I love you. I am proud of you.”

Shame does not belong here.
Fear does not live here.
The power of God rests here.

“Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; When I fall, I will arise; When I sit in darkness, The LORD will be a light to me”. (Micah 7:8, NKJV)


Related Posts:

Don’t Let Personal Weakness Stop Your Calling

Prophetic Word: God’s Power is Over You

There’s a Miracle in the Midst of Your Storm


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92 thoughts on “Juxtaposition: God’s Power is Coming Upon You”

  1. My name is Sheila and this prophetic word can relate to me as a now moment. I’ve been battling COVID and my father in law just past away friday. I just wanted to say I can feel his strength everyday as I’m recovering.

    1. Hi Sheila, I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your father in law and of your illness ~ I pray for you to encounter the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit, resting on you right now in a tangible way. I called forth healing in Jesus name. I speak to the lungs and airways and to your immune system and say be healed, be restored. Every trace of Covid to go, now the name of Jesus! And the comfort of the Father to surround.
      Lord, put forth your healing oil over Sheila, body soul and spirit, amen <3

    2. My name is Priscilla this prophetic word can relate to me
      In 2020 lot of people turn away from me treating me very bad as we speak now same people God is taking control to see the wrong they did not that alone also Today might be my last day at work cause of Retrenchment But God is saying hold on unto me for I will never live non forsake you.

      1. Hi Priscilla, yes, He has said He will never leave or forsake you! I join with you in praying now for the manifestation of God’s favour in your job and workplace both now and future.

  2. I could use some prayer. I moved to Ohio to answer the call of God. There has been much warfare, much doubt, and much confusion. I started to share the gospel in my community but it wasn’t received.
    I was establishing a congregation in a friends home but disagreement compelled me to quietly withdraw.
    Please pray for my family.

    1. Hi Carrie, I pray for you and you family, may Psalm 20 be your portion, I pray that you will have the conscious sense by faith of the victory that is yours in Jesus. That He is leading and guiding you. That His wings are over you and sheltering your family. I pray that every need and provision will be released and that you will gain clarity in Jesus name

  3. “My God is mighty! And I am strong with His strength!”
    I definitely don’t ‘feel’ strong in my own strength at this time – life can be so challenging at times as the rollercoaster continues with our teenage daughter… The future so uncertain & I have a HUGE work decision to make in the next couple of weeks, but yet I know that “Faithful God” never leaves me nor forsakes me and His grace is always sufficient. To Him alone be all the glory. The joy of the Lord truly is my strength. I need an outpouring of His power, wisdom & guidance. I only want to walk in His way.

    1. I pray you receive and have confidence in the wisdom of God regarding your work decision ~ and may you see favor follow <3

  4. I have started to feel anxiety when trying to explain bible verses when having discussions in my bible study group. I get my words mixed up, and panic in which i started to avoid this by not attending the group. However after fasting, I told myself that I love god, and his word, and know that he wants to use me so I will not run from these group meetings of Sunday school, and prayer meeting but have made up mind that to rely more on his power to overcome, as you have wrote earlier. When I look at other people, sometimes I feel inadequate but I remind myself Jeremiah felt like this also. I still go to church and have a relationship with the Lord, just the anxiety started to affect me but I wont allow it anymore because I want to do Gods work and know more about him, and be more like him. Thank you

    1. Hi Cheryl, I pray and agree with you, that all fear and anxiety recede, in Jesus’ Name and may faith and love be your full portion

    1. I’m praying for you right now, Brenda, for healing, accelerated recovery and positive prognosis. May you know His lavish grace and comfort surrounding you

  5. Thank u Pastor Calder for sharing this word and i trust his power is resting in me. I wait on His mirales to manifest and show his mariculous love for me in Jesus Mighty name Amen.

      1. Oduntan Olanrewaju

        Thank you Pastor Helen for sharing this word may God Almighty continue to strength you with His power. I know for me to meet you, it means Jesus loves me so much. May God be with you in Jesus Mighty name Amen.
        This what I learn:
        In your weakness is where God demonstrate His power.
        Moses was a stammerer, but God used him.
        Then, Gideon was the smallest, but God use him mightily.
        Please, I want you to help in prayer…. I want to have an encounter with Jesus.
        Secondly, I want you to help me in prayer pertaining to my ministry. I have not start yet.
        I need God blessing to get a land.

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