Words of Life With Pastor Barry Fraser Print E-mail
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Written by By Barry Fraser   
Thursday, 01 March 2018 00:00

Jesus, our Savior, promised us power to become witnesses for him. In Acts chapter 1, verse 8, we read the words of Jesus, just before he left this earth to return to Heaven: “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”

The last instruction Jesus gave His first disciples was to wait for the power of the Holy Spirit. When He came upon them with His full glory, it caused a complete change in them. Those who were timid became bold. For example Peter who denied Jesus before a little girl, preached of Him before thousands of people. They became unstoppable and unquenchable in their testimony about salvation through Jesus. The spread of Christianity today is as result of that single experience they had.

The good news for us is that they were the only people who had to wait for the power. God’s Holy Spirit has remained on earth ever since, and there is no longer any time barriers to receiving Him in His full glory. The reason why His power is not moving mightily is because we do not know how to relate to Him in a way that makes His power flow through us. When we sense Him telling us to go left, we choose to go right instead. But all hope is not lost. We can make the commitment to obey once again. He will start by leading us in the little things until it is a habit, and we find it easier to obey in the bigger choices.

My friends, rely on the instructions of the Holy Spirit to live as witnesses for Jesus Christ. We begin with our family, our local community, our workplace, our school, college, or university. Then we think about how we can spread the good news of Jesus throughout our nation and the world. Where we cannot physically go, we can support others who are on the mission field. All of us can do something!

For more information write to me at: PO Box 707, Belmopan.

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