Jesus told them, “You don’t need to know about times or periods that the Father has determined by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes to you. Then you will be my witnesses to testify about me in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Peter and the other apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than people. You murdered Jesus by hanging him on a cross. But the God of our ancestors brought him back to life. God used his power to give Jesus the highest position as leader and savior. He did this to lead the people of Israel to him, to change the way they think and act, and to forgive their sins. We are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”
Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace. The number of people increased as people lived in the fear of the Lord and the comfort of the Holy Spirit.
If you obey God, He will give you the Holy Spirit as a gift.
The Holy Spirit brings comfort and miracle working power, among other things.
Father God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit are One.
They have the same essence.
If you walk in obedience, you will have communion with God.
God living inside you.
The human body is meant to be a temple of the Holy Spirit.
It’s where His Presence dwells.
In God’s Presence, people get healed.
Demons have to flee.
Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
If you don’t resist, then he’ll gain entry into your body and mind.
The way of Christ is to be in continual fellowship with God.
Sin breaks that fellowship.
Confessing and repenting (turning away from sin and toward God) restores that fellowship.
You control your body.
You control your thoughts.
You control your emotions.
You have free will.
Use that free will to choose Christ.
Use that free will to follow Jesus.
Use that free will to obey God.
You can use it for other things, but it will not be fruitful and will lead to death.
Obedience is better than sacrifice.
Jesus was the sacrifice for our sins.
God is looking for those who are obedient.
All the time.
Not just when people are watching.
God sees in secret.
He knows what you do in secret.
He knows what you’re thinking before you think it.
He examines our hearts and our motives.
Who can cleanse us from our sin?
Who can heal us?
Who can deliver us from evil?
This life, it’s all about Jesus.
When you are baptised, you are buried with Jesus and raised up in Jesus.
It is no longer you who lives, but Christ in you.
Quit identifying with your old, flesh nature.
Your carnal nature and its desires have been crucified with Christ.
The Holy Spirit now lives in you.
You have the divine nature.
Obey that nature.
Only Jesus can show you.
It’s time to go deeper.
Walk in the Spirit.
Speak what the Spirit says.
Do what He tells you to do.
It’s easy once you know how.
Awaken the nations!
In Christ Jesus I pray.