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Friday, February 19, 2021
"With a Demonstration of the Spirit and of Power!" - February 19, 2021
Morning by Morning, February 19 - "With a Demonstration of the Spirit and of Power!"
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Put Your thoughts in my mind and Your desires in my heart to make me more like You today. ...
"When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come proclaiming the mystery of God to you in lofty words or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. And I came to you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. My speech and my proclamation were not with plausible words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God" (1 Corinthians 2:1-5).
Your words, not ours. Your wisdom, not ours. Your power, not ours.
You're the Potter; we're the clay. You're our Father; we're Your children. You're our Master; we're Your servants. You're our Head; we're Your body.
You must increase; we must decrease. More of You, less of us. This is how we will "speak God's wisdom" (v. 7). This is how "we have the mind of Christ" (v. 16).
Then we will see more of Your "demonstration of the Spirit and of power" in our lives and through our lives. Then Your words, Your wisdom, and Your power will flow through us to accomplish Your will. "Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God" (v. 12).
Spirit of God, Holy Spirit of the Living God, come move in us and come move through us. As we yield to You, as we surrender to You, as we empty ourselves to be filled with You, we will see Your love and Your nature in amazing expressions of Your Spirit and Your power in our world in these times beyond our comprehension and imagination:
"But, as it is written,
'What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love Him' --
these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God" (v. 9-10).
In both humility and confidence, secure in our identity to fulfill our destiny, may we rightly discern just who we are as the body of Christ in the earth, filled with the Spirit of Christ in us. "Those who are unspiritual do not receive the gifts of God's Spirit, for they are foolishness to them and they are unable to understand them because they are spiritually discerned" (v. 14). So we humbly seek Your spiritual discernment that we may confidently "receive the gifts of God's Spirit" to be expressed through us with the character of God's servants.
By Your Word and by Your Spirit, may we grow up to be all You've created us and called to be "among the mature" in our generation (v. 6). With "the mind of Christ" and filled with the Spirit of Christ, we're excited to see what You will do! We excited to experience and encounter all You desire in us and through us "with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power!" (v. 4) In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
My friend, may you have the mind of Christ and be filled with the Spirit of Christ, to see a mighty demonstration of God's Spirit and God's power in and through your life, in Jesus name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!
Pakistan Evangelism Ministry this Saturday!
Our next monthly evangelistic outreach is set for Saturday February 20th through our Skype Internet Ministry. Our team sets up a projector screen in an outdoor meeting in a different village every month, where I preach through Skype with an interpreter to invite the people to come experience the love and power of God through Jesus Christ. Please keep us in prayer for another outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Pakistan!