CONTACT ME TODAY!
WISDOM FOR TODAY
If therefore God gave them the same gift as He gave us when we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could withstand God?—Acts 11: 17
Peter, by a direct commandment from Jesus Christ, had violated the traditions of the Jews by going into the house of a Gentile and eating with the family. The early church council demanded an explanation. Peter said, “Look, God did this. I didn’t even touch them. While I was talking, God decided to give them the Holy Spirit. And who am I to stand against God?”
**How foolish it is to try to limit God!
Even today, many try to withstand or stand against the Lord and His work. Some people resist spiritual manifestations of any kind. Others, because of their pre-suppositional stances, have consigned the work of the Holy Spirit to just a certain period of church history. They will tell you after that point in time, the gifts ceased to function. I read not long ago that a certain denomination has begun dismissing some of its churches because they permitted certain gifts of the Spirit to operate.
What a blessing it is to yield fully to God, to let Him work freely in your life, and to receive all He has for you. If tradition has built up barriers in your mind against the gifts or against spiritual manifestations, ask God to remove those barriers to your faith. Don’t let tradition rob you of something beautiful God may want to do in and through you.
Father, may we never be guilty of standing against Your work. Help us to keep ourselves open to You, that we might not miss a blessing You want to bring us. In Jesus’ name, amen.
YBIC, Dan Shock CBMC of Tampa Bay
Engage in Kingdom Work: Advance.CBMC.Com<advance.cbmc.com/> -Free tools for sharing and growing your faith
Perspective on Kingdom Work: “Thinking Lost” bit.ly/1iUQg7x -best teaching I’ve heard on the Great Commission [image1.jpeg]
Search For More Articles
God Smites to Heal And the Lord will strike Egypt, He will strike and heal it; they will return to the Lord, and He will be entreated by them and heal them. —Isaiah 19:22 Some of you are experiencing turmoil right now. Like Egypt, your problems seem to compound one on top of the other,…Read More
Ungodly Ambitions How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!… For you have said in your heart: “I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God… I will be like the Most High.” Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol… —Isaiah 14:12-15 All of…Read More
Thy Kingdom Come For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne…Read More