The power that works in us as born-again believers (Ephesians 3:20). A recurring theme in this series of blogs paying tribute to the oft-neglected, oft-misunderstood Third Person in the Trinity. Today’s blog is a compilation of tributes to the Holy Spirit and His inner-working power from three beloved commentators (Warren Wiersbe, Matthew Henry, and John MacArthur).

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, To Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen (Ephesians 3:20-21).


Note the trinitarian emphasis in this benediction: Paul prays to God the Father, concerning the indwelling power of the Spirit, made available only through the Son [1].

Paul seems to want to use every word possible to convey to us the vastness of God’s power, as found in Jesus Christ. It is even above all that we ask or think. This power of Christ is beyond human understanding or measurement. It is just the kind of power you and I need if we are to walk and war in victory. It is the Holy Spirit who releases this resurrection power of Christ in our lives [2].

Get your hands on your spiritual wealth by opening your heart to the Holy Spirit. Pray with Paul for strength for the inner man. Ye have not because ye ask not [3]:

... you do not have because you do not ask (James 4:2).

(for the complete three-commentator tribute to the Holy Spirit and His inner-working power to deliver believers from lusts of the flesh, see the full blog at


In A Way of Escape, readers learn how to grab onto their spiritual wealth. Readers learn how to tap into their inner-working Holy Spirit power (Ephesians 3:20). Readers learn how to step up the degree to which they “walk in the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16). They learn how to build a library of Spirit-anointed, flesh-diffusing apps. Apps that are uniquely fitted to them, and their unique Spirit-filling triggers.

I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).

The still-struggling now have another option. The still-struggling now have fresh hope for discovering that long-sought-after way of escape from sin and temptation (I Corinthians 10:13). A way that—because it is wholly Spirit-powered—does not require enlisting the aid of an accountability partner or group. Truly, a game-changer!


1.      Wiersbe, W.W., The Bible Exposition Commentary: Volume 2, Victor Books, Wheaton, IL, page 33, 1989

2.      Ibid., pages 33-34

3.      Ibid., page 34