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Word4Today Daily Bible Devotional

by Bob and Debby Gass

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‘Stay … until you are empowered from on high.’ Luke 24:49 CSB

You may be educated, experienced, and talented, but you will never fulfil God’s purposes for your life until you’re ‘empowered from on high’. Read these two Scriptures:

1) ‘“And look, I am sending you what my Father promised. As for you, stay in the city until you are empowered from on high.”’ (Luke 24:49 CSB).

2) ‘When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting … And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit’ (Acts 2:1-2, 4 NKJV). The transformation was amazing! Peter, who had just denied Jesus, stood before the crowd and preached the gospel to them. Did he get results? Yes. ‘… that day about three thousand souls were added to them’ (Acts 2:41 NKJV). And the power they had just received was also their source of strength when they faced hardship and persecution. ‘And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the Word of God with boldness’ (Acts 4:31 NKJV). This wasn’t a one-time experience; they were continually filled with the Holy Spirit. You say, ‘I’m not good enough to be filled with God’s Spirit.’ Jesus said, ‘If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!’ (Luke 11:13 NKJV). Today ask God to fill you with His Spirit, and He will.

SoulFood: Josh 19:24 – 21:45 John 16:1-11 Ps 150 Pro 29:22-27

word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2024

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