And behold, I am sending the Promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high (Luke 24:49, ESV) After Jesus resurrected from the grave, He gave the Apostles specific instructions to wait in Jerusalem until He sends the Promise of the Father upon them.
And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness (Acts 4:31, KJV) When the Apostles gathered together after being threatened and prayed to the Lord, the scriptures record that there was a
Being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy (Colossians 1:11, ESV) The Lord wants you to be strengthened with all power. I have discussed in a recent devotional the meaning of power—God’s power. If you have not yet read this devotional, please do so here “Understanding God’s Power.” It
Being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy (Colossians 1:11, ESV) What is the power of God? What does it do in our lives? These are very basic but fundamental questions that dig deep into the very core of our Christian faith and walk. The power of
And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed (Matthew 8:3 KJV) The scripture above records an exciting encounter between Jesus and a man who was sick of leprosy. When the man expressed his concerns that Jesus might not be willing to heal
Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand (Ps. 89:13 KJV) Does God have an arm or a hand? The answer depends on what you mean by “arm” or “hand”! If you mean a physical, bodily arm or hand, the answer is no. God does not have a
Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand (Ps. 89:13 KJV) You will find the expression “hand of God” frequently used in the scriptures, or some variation of it such as “the arm of the Lord.” What do these expressions mean? The first thing you must recognize is
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him (Acts 10:38 KJV) What is the relationship between the Holy Spirit, power, and the anointing? Is power the same as the anointing? Though