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DAY 2 FRIDAY: OCTOBER 2020

BE EMPOWERED BY 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).

There is no one on earth that can do the work of God without the Holy Spirit in life. Until you are being empowered by the Holy Spirit, you can never do the work of the ministry because it takes God’s Spirit to succeed in it. The Bible says in the opening text that you shall receive power when the Holy Sprit 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 wants him to be empowered by the Holy Spirit for greater exploits in life and ministry. A life without the Holy Spirit is indeed a life without hope and future forever.

After Jesus resurrected from the death and preparing to ascend into heaven, He promised His disciples in Luke 24:49 thus, “Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.” Therefore, a Christian needs to tarry patiently to be endued with the power of the Holy Spirit in life and ministry. Jesus Christ knew very well that without the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, His disciples can never succeed in the ministry. The Holy Spirit is indeed the backbone of success in life and ministry. There is absolutely no one that can actually boast of success in the ministry without the help and effort of the Holy Spirit in life forever.

Until a Christian is being empowered by the Holy Spirit, he becomes dead and spiritually impotent for him to function in the ministry. It takes the Holy Spirit’s power for a Christian to overcome challenges in life. That is the reason why Jesus Christ said in Luke 10:19 thus, “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the powers of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” In fact, whenever a Christian learns to tarry patiently to be endued with the Holy Spirit, he therefore receives the grace to overcome all challenges in life and ministry. A life that is devoid of the Holy Spirit is of course a life that is dead and impotent forever.

Daily Tip: Without the Holy Spirit’s empowerment, no one can function and succeed in life and ministry forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: So he answered and said to me; “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6).

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 Father! My Father! I receive the empowerment of the Holy Spirit into my life and ministry forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind contrary spirit of deceits and manipulations 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: Luke 4:18-21; Micah 3:8.               RBT: AMOS 7-9