“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8 NKJV
Jesus Christ came to set us free from the power of sin and death. He paid the penalty for our sins, so we would die to that lifestyle and learn to walk in faith with Him. He didn’t just take care of the sin problem we had, but also He left us with His Power to ensure we could live out the new life He offered us.
John 16:13 NKJV “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth;” The Holy Spirit was given us those who believe in Jesus (1 John 3:24 NKJV). He is our guide, our teacher and our source of power. We can no nothing out of our sinful nature pleasing to God, but filled with the Holy Spirit we can do all things pleasing to Him (Ephesians 5:8-10 NKJV).
One of my personal favorite verses is Philippians 3:9 NLT “I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ.” It’s all about Christ. It is Him in me causing me to be pleasing to God. His Power in me makes me righteous before God. His Power sets me free from sin. His Power enables me to walk by faith. His Power enables the fruit of the Spirit in my life. His Power causes the abundant life to be a reality.
We have Power, that of the Holy Spirit, to will and do for the glory of God. We are free! So let’s tap into that Power, today.
Lord Jesus, thank you for dying for our sins and giving us your Holy Spirit to enable us to live the life you called us to. Enable us to following the Spirit’s leading in our life. Set us free from all that would hinder our walk with you. In your name we pray, Amen.
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