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DAY 5 THURSDAY: DECEMBER 2019

THE DEMONSTRATION OF THE SPIRIT AND POWER!

And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power (1 Corinthians 2:4).

Christianity is all about the demonstration of the Spirit and power of God. That is the reason why Christianity is not just a mere religion but a way of divine life through the power of the Holy Spirit. When your Christianity does not demonstrate the Spirit and the power of God in action, it therefore means that something vital is missing. That which is missing is the Holy Spirit in full demonstration with power from above. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that God indeed wants him to demonstrate fully the Spirit and the power of the Lord in his life forever.

When Jesus Christ resurrected and He was about to ascend into heaven, He promised His disciples thus, “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). Therefore, without the demonstration of the Spirit and the power of God from above, witnessing for the Lord becomes absolutely impossible in life. Jesus Christ knew vividly that without the demonstration of the Holy Spirit and the power of God, His disciples automatically become useless and powerless in the world forever.

Christianity is not all about the preaching of the Word of God, but it is also about the demonstration of the Spirit and the power of God in the affairs of men. That is the reason why the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 3:6, “Who also made us sufficient as minister of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” In fact, it is the demonstration of the Spirit and the power of God that activates a Christian into the realm of the supernatural in life. Christianity devoid of the demonstration of the Spirit and power of God is dead forever.

Daily Tip: Every Christian should take note of the fact that Christianity devoid of the demonstration of the Spirit and power of God is dead forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed (Luke 4:18).

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. My Jehovah Shalom! I receive Your eternal grace for the full demonstration of Your Spirit and power in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of religiosity devoid of the demonstration of the Spirit and power of God 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: Acts 14:8-18.                        RBT: PHIL. 1-4

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