Ginrich's Devotional Blog

October 9, 2019

Lesser or Greater

Filed under: baptise,glory,God,Holy Spirit,Jesus,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 7:15 pm

Acts 1:8 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.” (NIV)

There is one reason and only one reason we have the Holy Spirit within us.  This is to enable us to be witness of Jesus to the ends of the earth.  It is not to show how spiritual we are by laying hands on someone for healing and seeing them healed.  He is not residing in us for us to look spiritual.  He is not in us to do our bidding.  The Holy Spirit is in us so that we can do His bidding.  When someone tells us to pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to “come upon us” so we can see miracles, they are off base.  The Holy Spirit wants us to look to, praise and worship God the Father.  Yes, He will do miracles through us but not for show or for us to look good.  All things the Holy Spirit does are for the purpose of bringing glory to God.  John the Baptist had the right idea.  He said he was to become lesser that Jesus becomes greater.  All things we say and do should point to God.

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