obedience… a source of power…

It caught my attention in the reading through…

The Lord utters his voice before his army,
for his camp is exceedingly great;
he who executes his word is powerful…
Joel 2:11 ESV
(emphasis added)
I looked again… at another translation…
The Lord utters His voice before His army;
Surely His camp is very great.
For strong is he who carries out His word.
Joel 2:11 NASB
(emphasis added)
powerful… strong… the Hebrew translated here means… 

strong, mighty, powerful, i.e., pertaining to a force potent to accomplish its purposes

— Dictionary of Biblical Languages

To do what He says… to obey is Word… empowers…

Continuing my reading through… brought me to another passage… affirming… this truth…

And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.
Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.
Colossians 2:6-10 NLT
(my emphasis)
Acceptance… obedience… power… authority… 
In Christ… by the power of His Word… we have access to a potent force… to accomplish His purposes…
…he… who executes His Word… is powerful…

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