“…being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.” Colossians 1:11-12 NIV
Back to being a recipient! The thrust of the message in this entire passage is the over whelming and complete power of God on our behalf. Here we have the expectation of being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might…. Our Father doesn’t just give us a thimble-full of power, but his strengthen in all power (dynamos = inherent power; the power of reproducing itself: from which we have English dynamics, dynamo etc. – E.W. Bullinger, Companion Bible, 1922 p. 191 Appendixes). Then he adds, “according to his glorious might.” “Might” is another Greek word which also means power but it is defined by the same reference as Kratos = strength (as exerted); power put fort with effect, and in government by God). So in this entire passage as we grasp the over abundance of progressive movement and growth, the Lord assures us that we have been given strength according to His power and the might of His glory to accomplish whatever we are led by Him to accomplish. This wipes away any doubt in us, if we will allow it to do so, that we will be able to begin and complete that which has been worked in us through Him.
Therefore, the endurance and patience follows and we are able to dwell in joyful thanksgiving to the Father because in it all He has qualified us to share in the inheritance of His holy people in the Kingdom of Light. We are qualified to know Him experientially, to be filled with the full knowledge of His will in wisdom and understanding, to live life worthy and to please Him – in every way – all the time. We are strengthened and qualified to do all sorts of good works in His strength and might!
The last phrase is that our qualification is into the inheritance of the holy people in the Kingdom of light! What a privilege and inclusion. Let us not stay on the outside of this passage but begin to count ourselves inside the loop of all that He is and has chosen to give to us.