The word power is a very broad term in the English language. The word used in the scriptures is dýnamis which does not refer to a passive state of being but ability, strength, and force. It is an important term used 120 times in the NT. If God has given us a spirit of dunamis, then he has given us great ability, capacity, strength, and capability:
For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline. 1 Tim 1:7, NASB
1411 dýnamis (from 1410 /dýnamai, “able, having ability“) – properly, “ability to perform” (L-N); for the believer, power to achieve by applying the Lord’s inherent abilities. “Power through God’s ability” (1411 /dýnamis) is needed in every scene of life to really grow in sanctification and prepare for heaven (glorification). 1411 (dýnamis) is a very important term, used 120 times in the NT.
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