God has spoken to me this week and has clearly stated that His Spirit and His Spirit alone gives us the power we need to live the Christian life. This seems quite a simple fundamental statement that all Christians understand. But do we understand that without it, the power we need to not only change our lives but the lives of others is terminally weakened.
During this week I met a lady for the first time who required our help in relation to her debt situation. Like so may of these encounters the debt issues were the very least of her problems. She opened up and spoke about her past and her future aspirations and hope for the future. Firstly I thanked God for this amazing privilege to be able to serve in this way.
However it really dawned on me that this broken lady totally put her trust in a stranger, that she had only met five minutes previously. I asked God, Why? The answer was a revelation really. God told me that everywhere you go, every person you meet will recognise the Holy Spirit within us. Sometimes we forget that we have this power source within us, but the people we meet see it clearly. They may not understand it, they may not voice it, but they will feel something different.
The scripture from Romans shows us that the Holy Spirit releases us from our past lives, so we can have the power to set others free.
Romans 8:1-2 “Therefore, there is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of THE SPIRIT OF LIFE set me free from the law of sin and death”
Without Jesus and his Spirit within us we would have no hope at all. However thank God that he has declared us not guilty and has offered us freedom from sin and power to do his will. So understanding this profound truth from Romans allows each one of us to walk, talk and see as Jesus does.
The Spirit of Life in this verse refers to the Holy Spirit, which was present at the creation of the world and is now the power behind the rebirth of every Christian. He gives us the power we need to live the Christian life. We can only use this power when we fully understand that we have been given it.
Many of us find it so hard to relate to this power in our everyday lives. However we must have total confidence that Jesus loves us and His promise that our new birth comes with it the power of the Holy Spirit.
Father thank you for your power source that sustains us, changes us and releases people from past lives