Power By the Spirit   1 comment

Acts 1, 8

1.  The Spirit imparts all power that we receive.  The only divine agent used in the salvation of men.  He quickens by the truth.

2.  The disciples were commanded to wait for the coming of the Spirit, when they would receive needed power.  Without it they were not equipped.

3.  Power to apprehend Christ and make him a conscious power in the life to overcome sin.  He convicts of sin and enables the penitent to lay hold of Christ–testifies of Christ.

4.  Power to testify of Him–to make Him so real to one’s consciousness that he can’t but speak the truth.  If the Spirit testifies to us of him we are to bear witness out of our own experience.  And that regardless of opposition.  “We cannot but speak.”  The blessed secret just burns its way out.

5.  This witness is to be borne unto the uttermost parts of the earth.  God commands it and the Spirit leads his disciples to this work.  Will we follow his leading?  This is why He bestows the power.  Let us seek it and use it as He wills.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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