1 Corinthians 2:4, 5
"My speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in the demonstration of the Spirit and power: that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of man, but in the power of God."
The church is to be a powerhouse. It is a place of God's life and presence. In 1 Corinthians chapter 2, there is a compelling argument for the need of the power and demonstration of the Holy Spirit. Paul makes a bold statement that it is not in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. I ask myself the question, "Are we walking in God's power?" If the scripture is saying that the New Testament era is one of power, I also question, "Are we being delayed because of a lack of power in our lives?" The Old Testament alludes to Pharaoh desiring to delay Israel's exodus. This world is set up to keep you in bondage at some level and hold you back from being everything that God wants you to be. In Athens, Paul tried with human reasoning to draw people to Christ. Although his message was brilliant, there wasn't much of a response. In 2 Corinthians Paul is saying the missing ingredient is the Holy Spirit's demonstrating power. It is God's will that the word of God is backed by signs and affirmations that would lead people to trust Him and believe in Jesus Christ.
Is that power meant to be on you right now? There are people now who need to experience the power of God in you to confront the God of this world and the darkness over their mind. There is power in you through the Holy Spirit and the word of God to tear down the darkness and to confront this world's system. As I relate to that power, I am aware that Jesus never fought a single demonic entity. If I understand it correctly, Jesus commanded them. Can we do what Jesus did? Again I remind you of the scripture in Mark's Gospel where it says, "They shall cast out devils in my name." Did you know that when we represent the kingdom of God, the angels are with us? It is my belief that they carry the very presence of God and the anointing that is in the word causes everything to give way. That anointing is strong and powerful.
In conclusion, I come back dot the original thought which is the church is to rule and reign in the midst of her enemies. The way that we do this is through the power of the Holy Spirit.