Monday, April 7, 2014

The Forgotten God

Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Frances Chan wrote an amazing book a few years ago called The Forgotten God. This book happens to be one of the best books on the Holy Spirit that I have ever read.  I encourage all believers to read it.  One of the most astounding ideas Chan points out is what a believer is like without the power of the Holy Spirit in their life. The illustration is amazing yet simple.  He says that a believer without the Holy Spirit in their life is like a butterfly that refuses to fly.  Take the time to actually think about this scenario...The Butterfly was once restricted to crawling when it was a caterpillar, and then one day a change begin to take place - a metamorphosis if you will.  In this change, what once was restricted would now have the limits it was use to removed.

That is exactly what happens when a believer is baptized with the power of the Holy Spirit. The natural limits that a person has leaves, and they become something so much more powerful and limitless.  With the Holy Spirit in our lives and His power manifested in us, amazing things happen in your life. The first thing you will notice is a boldness to proclaim the Gospel like never before, (This is the first thing that happened to Peter.) and many more wonderful things that we can even think.

So I urge you butterfly, don't resort to your old restricted, limited ways when there is something so limitless, so great, and so powerful available to you. BE Filled with the Power of the HOLY SPIRIT.

To Be Continued...

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1 comment:

  1. Wonderful teaching Pastor Ant! I couldn't make it in life without The Holy Spirit! Pamela Britt Malone