Devotional: Week of 4/14
Weekly Devotional Scripture:
Acts 1:8 - NIV POWER... JESUS!
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. - Acts 1:8
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.
It’s dark out there.
If you had any doubt that our world is broken and fallen, a glance around should relieve you of all uncertainty.
Thus, it’s no surprise that many of God’s people are overwhelmed, pessimistic, and despondent. Some have lost hope and given in to despair. But that is not the appropriate mindset for a child of God. Believers have been given the power to turn things around — for ourselves, for our families, for our communities, and for our country.
I’m talking about heavenly power. Divine power. Supernatural power that changes circumstances and destinies. The power that turns the fate of nations.
Two thousand years ago, Jesus lived on Earth. He raised the dead, He healed the blind, the lame, and the deaf; He touched the rotting flesh of lepers and healed them. Jesus calmed the violent winds and waves and walked on the waters of the Sea of Galilee.
He ordered demons to come out with a word. He did not interview them or scream at them all night. He spoke a Word and they obeyed. He fed multitudes with a boy’s sack lunch and there was enough left over to start a Jewish delicatessen. He turned water into wine at the wedding in Cana. Jesus spoke with such authority that the politically correct crowd was stunned with silence.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the Gospel of Power. There is power in His Word. There is power in His blood. There is power in His name. There is power in His presence and in His presence is fullness of joy.
PRAY WITH US
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. It is God’s will for believers to walk in power. You have the power to overcome the world, the flesh and the devil. Harness His Power as you walk victorious. In Jesus’ mighty name, amen.