But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power. For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power. (1 Corinthians 4:19-20)
Today’s Morsel: One of the things that Jesus promised us was that we would receive power after the Holy Ghost came upon us. Paul said that the Kingdom of God was not meat and drink, but righteous, joy, and peace in the Holy Ghost (Romans 14:17). And then he told the church at Thessalonica, “For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake” (1 Thessalonians 1:5). When we understand that the Holy Ghost came with power, we should understand that we have control over ourselves and over any situations that we may face. When we have power, we can stand for right against wrong. Good against evil. Truth against err. Paul said that the Kingdom of God is not in word, but in power. The Christian life, with all its achievements and all its hopes, is not in word, but in power. It should not be about a matter of living, or of eloquence, or of expressions, but of transforming worth by the Holy Ghost in us. As Micah said, “But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin” (Micah 3:8). The Holy Ghost is power, my friend!
Sing: He’s changing me, my Blessed Savior, I’m not the same person that I use to be. Well it’s been slow going, but there’s a knowing, that someday perfect I will be.
Thought For Today: The Holy Ghost is power!