Acts of the Spirit

On the glorious splendor of Your majesty
And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate. 
People will speak of the power of Your awesome acts,
And [with gratitude and submissive wonder] I will tell of Your greatness. 
They will overflow [like a fountain] when they speak of Your great and abundant goodness
And will sing joyfully of Your righteousness. – Psalm 145:5-7

The Lord wants to pass on to our children a heritage that is more than just words; He wants to do something in our family where they actually behold the Lord. My children still get blown away by what the Lord is doing in our life. We are even different from we were six weeks ago! Don’t you want to be a lot more like Jesus than you are now? Listen, one of the greatest tools for witnessing is transformation; our changed life. You can say things all day, but how many of us all know when God puts His finger on you, something happens! – Keith Miller

Splendour is a word we use for something great – something majestic, like a snow-capped mountain range. Glorious comes from “glory”, and glory is the weighty presence of God. The Hebrew word means “weight” or “heavy”. It comes from the days of the Tabernacle when God would present Himself: people could not stand let alone enter. We want the corporate presence of God in our church and our lives more and more. God said that He will “pour out His spirit” on us! And this is why the one generation must remind the rest of us of the powerful times God has shown up in your lives! And this is why this generation needs to lead the way into opening the awesome presence of God for us in this season.

Praise and worship is an important part of our relationship with God.  Both help us focus on God and remind us of His eternal perspective on life. Praise and worship also establish a type of “spiritual garment” that helps protect us in spiritual warfare.

Praise/thanks is a spiritual sacrifice that brings glory to God.

Jesus has already told us that if we carry His light, that we are not to let His light hide underneath the tables. We are to let His light shine forth so that others may see exactly what it is that makes us so different from the rest of the world. And one of the ways that we can let His light shine is by being willing to talk about and share some of our own powerful stories and testimonies that we have in the Lord.

Many non-believers are getting their heads knocked off in the arena of life. By being willing to share our light, our testimonies, and our knowledge in the Lord with some of these non-believers may be the difference whether or not they ever accept Jesus and His gift of eternal salvation in this life.

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LUKE’S PRESENTATION OF THE SPIRIT IN ACTS

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