Galatians 5:6 “Faith worketh by love”
In 1989, a television icon was born…the Energizer Bunny. If you live in America, you’ve seen him, a pink bunny in flip flops and sunglasses, beating a large drum over and over and over again. His claim to fame - when powered by Energizer batteries, he outlasted every other toy on the market powered by the competition. Their slogan, “It just keeps on going, and going, and going”.
However, in Galatians 5:6, the Apostle Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, gives us the REAL energizer, “Faith worketh by love”. He gives us something that powers us in every area of life - our health, in our family, in our finances, anything that you can think of.
The Greek meaning of the word “worketh” is very interesting: a supernatural power from within. In English it the same word for “energy”. Paul is speaking in reference to grace, as mentioned in verses 1-5, that it’s not our works that empower us, but God’s undeserved favor. In verse 2 he says that if you want to rely on your own works and your own power, “Christ shall power you nothing”.
Christ is not Jesus’ last name. Christ means “the Anointed One and His anointing”. The anointing is what empowers you to do things far beyond your own abilities. It will cause you to “run through a troop and leap over a wall” (2 Samuel 22:30, Psalm 18:29). It’s powerful to know the anointing is in you.
Paul goes on to say that immersing yourself in God’s love energizes your faith, it makes your faith work, it allows the faith of God to access the finished works of the cross in our life. “The Energizer Power” is available to you, it is ready to “over-supply” any need you might have today.
Go ahead, say out loud “Jesus loves me”, and watch your faith get energized. The Energizer Power. Tap into it today!