During the third rally of the conference, Muche Ukegbu reminds us of our fleshly tendency to believe we are a better god than God is. We don’t look to God’s design, but try to make our own law. He combats these lies with Romans 16:25-27:
Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith— to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.
Muche expounds on these verses with the reminder that God’s ability to strengthen presupposes our need for strengthening. If we were not weak, we would not need strengthening. He continues with 2 Corinthians 12:9 to say that God views weakness as an asset, not a liability, because He can show His power; it affords us the opportunity to receive and experience the grace of God. With this, the gospel strengthens us as God’s children with a new identity.
Muche leaves us with the questions: Where am I hiding weakness and relying on my own strength?