January 2, 2013


Filed under: Uncategorized — andykiff @ 6:19 pm

Acts 2:6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilæans?
8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

It’s strange how the church seems to go through phases in how it relates to the Holy Spirit.  It seems to be an ‘all or nothing’ approach, where we concentrate on signs and wonders to the exclusion of everything else, or we try to keep things quiet and avoid anything that might be seen as weird.  Maybe it’s because there are a lot of things that get attributed to the Spirit that are really just people acting weird.

In downplaying the Spirit, which I’m guilty of, he tends to be seen more as a comforter and helper.  But Jesus said to the disciples that they would receive power when the Spirit came to them, not for their own benefit but to be witnesses.  This wasn’t just a warm feeling of assurance, this was something completely out of the ordinary and beyond the natural, something extraordinary and supernatural.  They were speaking about You in languages that they didn’t understand.  It was a clear demonstration of the power of the Spirit to witness to something that could only be from You.

Lord fill me with Your Spirit more each day.  Forgive me where I’ve tried to restrict You based on what I think is the right way of doing things.  let your Spirit lead me and empower me to do things that are outside of my own ability.


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