(Acts 1:8 promises that the power of the Holy Spirit will come to help them be witnesses to Jesus' life and teachings. Jesus did exactly what He promised.) Friend, you are living in the time when the Holy Spirit has been promised. Have you tapped into that power to understand and remember the words of God?
"'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the Lord Almighty."
Then he answered and spake unto me saying This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel saying Not by might nor by power but by my spirit saith the Lord of hosts.
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Jesus, and he has empowered each believer to manifest and share the good news of new life in him.
And Jesus came and spake unto them saying All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth Go ye therefore and teach all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you and lo I am with you always even unto the end of the world Amen.
The Lord will give what you need and provide the Helper.
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name that will I do that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name I will do it. If ye love me keep my commandments.
God has given us the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit to enable us to be witnesses of the good news of forgiveness and life in Christ.
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.
While this verse is a summary of the larger point Paul is making about not exercising our freedom in Christ to eat and drink as we please if it causes our brother to stumble, it is the last part that is a promise that the kingdom of God is about righteousness, peace, and Joy in the Holy Spirit.
For none of us liveth to himself and no man dieth to himself.
The things that God has prepared for those who love him are beyond human comprehension and imagination but he has revealed them to us by his spirit that dwells in us.
1st Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written Eye hath not seen nor ear heard neither have entered into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit who is in us, whom we have received from God, and we are not our own; we were bought at a price.
1st Corinthians 6:19-20
What know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you which ye have of God and ye are not your own For ye are bought with a price therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit which are God's.
We, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
2nd Corinthians 3:18
But we all with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord are changed into the same image from glory to glory even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
When we live by the Spirit, we will not gratify the desires of the flesh. Since we live by the Spirit, we are called to keep in step with the Spirit.
This I say then Walk in the Spirit and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love joy peace longsuffering gentleness goodness faith Meekness temperance against such there is no law.
God’s own Spirit comes to indwell the believer and secures and preserves his eternal salvation.
In whom ye also trusted after that ye heard the word of truth the gospel of your salvation in whom also after that ye believed ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession unto the praise of his glory.
The New Man. Our new identity in Christ was created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness .
But ye have not so learned Christ If so be that ye have heard him and have been taught by him as the truth is in Jesus That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts And be renewed in the spirit of your mind And that ye put on the new man which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
The Holy Spirit has SEALED you.
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
The God of peace desires to sanctify us completely, so that our whole spirit, soul, and body will be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1st Thessalonians 5:23
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He has called us to this through the gospel, so that we might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2nd Thessalonians 2:13-14
But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you brethren beloved of the Lord because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth Whereunto he called you by our gospel to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God did not give us a spirit of timidity (fear), but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
2nd Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
No matter how many promises are made, they are yes and amen in Christ. Keep in mind that Christ has fulfilled the Law for righteousness and you are in him. His faithfulness qualifies you for any and all promises, not your ability to keep the Law or remain faithful. Now it's up to you to believe in your heart that you are in Him and He is your righteousness. Remember that you are a joint-heir with Jesus as you read thru these Old Testament promises.
These promises are all from God. Some are for a specific time, some for specific purpose, some for specific people and others are for everyone. So, as you read these, invite the Holy Spirit to show you how these promises reveal His character, purpose, plan and hope for your life and all those who are in Christ.
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