How Sacrifice Releases Power
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the POWER OF GOD.
1 Corinthians 1:18
Every sacrifice releases some power! The preaching of the cross is the preaching of sacrifice. It is also the preaching of power. As Christians, we should preach boldly about the cross and what it means.
The Bible tells us in the verse we read, that the preaching of Christ is foolishness to those that are perishing but unto us, it is the power of God.
Every Sacrifice releases spiritual power.
Many pastors and leaders of churches are powerless because they make no sacrifices for the Lord and have no intention to do so.
A lot of power is released, for instance, when you fast. This is because a sacrifice is made when you fast. Fasting is sacrificing your meals. When people give up something for the ministry, power is released.
The early church was so powerful. The more they were martyred, the stronger they became. However, when the Church was accepted officially in Rome, it lost its power. This acceptance removed the need for sacrifice and therefore weakened the Church.
The power of the Church is often increased where there is opposition and much need of sacrifice.