Admin • Saturday 27th July 2019
Are you a witness ?
Act1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
This was Jesus speaking after his resurrection. He translates the coming of the Holy ghost as an initiation of power .God has no power outside the holy ghost. When you pray you have a certain form of speed but no depth , but when you study the word of God you have a depth with no spreed. So balance it by praying and studying the word that is the manifestation of the spirit.The manifestation of the spirit is the manifestation of the power of God.
God resurrected Christ as a display of his greatest power which is the holy spirit. Without the spirit, God would have not been able to raise Jesus from the dead . The Holy ghost is the power and glory of God. If you want to see or know the glory of God you must understand the workings of His spirit. If you are ignorant about the workings of the spirit then you are ignorant about the power of God.
Scripture reference: Romans 8:11, Romans 6:3-4, Act10:38,Luke 3:21,John1:33,Acts 2:1
Jesus could not start his ministry until the holy ghost came upon him .The holy ghost in you is God with you and God with you is the holy ghost in you . If the spirit of God is not at work within you , God is near you but he's not with you . when God is with you then you have the power to do the workings of Him. The holy ghost is not fire neither is it a dove, it's the power of God . Jesus knew his disciples were not equipped for ministry,the only way they would be equipped is when the spirit of God which is the holy spirit comes upon them.
Lets see who a witness is and how we can witness
A witness is a person who gives a record of an event he partook of or saw . He tells of the event. The holy ghost was given to us to witness. Seeing Jesus being crucified or resurrected does not qualify you to be a witness of Jesus. it is the holy ghost that qualifies you to be a witness. The spirit that rose Christ is not just living with you but one with you.(1cor6;17 )
Being a witness for Christ is not about being an eye witness , what makes you a witness is that the spirit that raised Christ from the dead is now at work in you .Paul never saw Jesus but he believed. As long as you've received the spirit its giving you a first hand account. You do not know things by seeing them with your eyes but by revelation.
If you have the spirit you have the qualification. There were people who saw Jesus after his resurrection teaching and they were not still qualified, what qualifies you is the spirit in you.
Our knowledge of him is not because we saw with our two eyes. Christianity is not about physical prove , the fact can get in the way of the truth. It is not intellectual but spiritual.
Your convictions cannot come out of your experiences. I dont believe that God is a healer because he healed me I believe because the word says so. If you only believe that God is a provider when he provides for you then you will be in lack for a long time .Your conviction should be of the spirit . (Romans 8:14 -16 ) The more of Gods word you have inside of you is more material the spirit has on you . The holy ghost in a man is the only prove that God has for the resurrection of his son,Christ.
Scripture reference: John7:37, Acts 2:29,John 14:16,Romans 1:16,1cor 1:21
When it comes to God we are constantly receivers.Do not look around you to determine if God is with you,being broke is not a prove that God left you,He is always in you .The spirit would abide in you and the purpose of the spirit is for witnessing and witnessing is forever. When we do not witness, we discredit God on the case for Christ. The way men are saved is when witnesses preach the gospel.
Are you a witness ?
Are you too fancy to go out there to bring people to the kingdom ?
Preaching the gospel is a commandment not a choice .
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