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DAY 25 SUNDAY: AUGUST 2019

RECEIVE THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT!

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).

A Christian without the Holy Spirit’s power is like a lone soldier that is armed less. When you fail to have the power of the Holy Spirit, you automatically become powerless and vulnerable to every form of attacks. The Bible says in the opening text that 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. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that God has graciously given him the power of the Holy Spirit forever.

The power to bind and loose had been given to every Christian by Jesus Christ. That is why the Bible says in Matthew 18:18, “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Therefore, the power to bind and loose both here on earth and in heaven had been given to a Christian by God through the power of the Holy Spirit. Any Christian who wants to operate in this realm effectively and optimally will definitely need the power of the Holy Spirit. You need the Holy Spirit’s Power forever.

Again, the Holy Spirit’s power gives authority to the Christians to subdue the powers of the enemies. There is no way a Christian can subdue the powers of the enemies without the Holy Spirit. That is the reason why the Bible says in Luke 10:19, “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” In fact, whenever a Christian receives the power and the authority of the Holy Spirit, he vehemently trample on serpents, scorpions and all the powers of Satan, the enemy devoid of being hurts. You therefore need the power of the Holy Spirit forever.

Daily Tip: Every Christian should have the power of the Holy Spirit to bind, loose and subdue the powers of Satan, the enemy forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: They will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover (Luke 16:18).

                               PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. Oh Lord my Father! I receive the power of the Holy Spirit into my life now and forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind and subdue every power of Satan and demons in my life and ministry forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Matthew 18:18-19; Mark 16:15-20.          RBT: JER.17-19

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