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No Results Without The Power

THE GOOD REPORT  

Sunday, October 9, 2016  

Richard Deemy: Editor  

 

No Results Without the Power

Luke 24:49  Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”

Bible Lesson: 1 Corinthians 12:1-27

Jesus loved his disciples and did everything he could to prepare them for the days ahead.  He comforted them and reassured them he would not leave them without guidance and the ability to carry out their mission. Read John, Chapter 15.

The word used for POWER in the Greek is dunamis,  “inherent power, power residing in a thing by virtue of its nature, or which a person or thing exerts and puts forth.”  (Strongs Concordance)

Jesus knew his current disciples, and those who would follow in their footsteps, would need this power expressed in many different ways, hence the gifts of the Spirit. These are ministry gifts.

If you have lived your entire Christian life and have seen very little results you might want to consider the multiple roles the Holy Spirit plays in our lives.  His first responsibility is to convict us of sin, the second is to respond to our repentant heart. Upon our confession of faith, He causes our spirit to be “born again.”  

His most important role was to reveal Christ’s character to us and filling us with power to carry out Christ’s commands.  It is through His power and presence that we demonstrate Christ’s nature and fulfill His mission on earth, for without Him we can do nothing!

PRAYER: Holy Spirit, I thank you for filling me with Your presence.  Help me to be all that Christ wants me to be and do what Christ has commissioned me to do.  Give me the courage and boldness to walk out my calling and reach out to as many unsaved souls as you place in my path.  Amen!  

 

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m7thprophet - 1 year ago

A GOOD TEACHING