2 Corinthians 13:1-4
2Co 13:1 This is the third time I am coming to you. From the mouth of two and three witnesses, every statement will stand.
2Co 13:2 I predicted and I predict — now while absent, as I did when present on my second visit, those who sinned before and all the rest, and I warn them that if I come again I will not spare them–
2Co 13:3 since you are seeking proof that Christ is speaking in me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you.
2Co 13:4 Because he was crucified in weakness, but lives by the power of God. Because we also are weak in him, but among you we will live with him from the power of God.
Paul’s third visit to the Corinthian field will be his third witness, and he plans to display the power of God to silence his critics. The same Christ who is powerful among the Corinthians will prove himself powerful when Paul and his team are present. They live with Christ, and draw from that power, and are confident that it will be available to demonstrate the truth of their claims.
LORD, give us the confidence to minister boldly, knowing the presence of your power to verify our words, and vindicate us.