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Topic: The Holy Spirit Makes You Powerful [TREM Devotional 29 October 2018]
“And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee, and there went out a fame of Him through all the region round about”. Luke 4:14
When Jesus Christ came out from the wilderness after His temptation by the devil, having been there for forty days and forty nights, He returned in the power of the Spirit. In His usual manner, He went into the temple. They gave Him the scriptures to read and He carefully opened the passage that talks about Him in the book of Isaiah 61: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord”(Luke 4:18-19) And the Bible says He closed the book.
As soon as Jesus found Himself by the Holy Ghost in the book, He closed the book. And since then He became the book. Anywhere He goes, He manifests the book. That is what the Holy Spirit does for you. He helps you to discover who you are. When you find yourself in the bible, you are no more looking for the book you will become a walking bible.
John 1:14: “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth”. When you let, the Holy Spirit help you to discover yourself, you become a danger to the devil. Beloved, you are the authorized agent of the kingdom of God. You have divine credentials. You are the chosen one. God says I didn’t choose the other person. I chose you. You have been chosen because you are special to Him. 1 Peter 2:9 says: “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light”
Further reading: Luke 4:1-22; 1 Peter 2:1-10
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Jeremiah 18-19; Evening- 2 Timothy 3
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.