Pray: Holy Spirit come. We acknowledge our dependence on You and rely on Your Empowering Presence as we walk in this newness of Life. “Not by might, not by power, but by Your Spirit.”
We are EMPOWERED as we walk in the reality that we are the body of Christ. This is our Identity – Infused by the Holy Spirit.
The empowering comes from the Holy Spirit- He comes into our hearts, our inner being, when we are born again, and is our Teacher.
1 John 2:27
Let the Holy Spirit embed the Truth about Jesus deep into your inner being. BE EMPOWERED.
Acts 1:8 “But you will receive POWER and ability when the Holy Spirit [the Spirit of holiness] comes upon you; and you will BE My witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth.”
We have received the POWER TO BECOME
the Spirit is the DIVINE ENABLER
Come after Me… [Jesus said] And I will MAKE YOU TO BECOME… fishers of men. Mark 1:17
Galatians 2:20 TPT “My old identity has been co crucified with Messiah and no longer lives; for the nails of his cross crucified me with Him. and now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me – we live in union as one! MY NEW LIFE IS EMPOWERED BY THE FAITH OF THE SON OF GOD WHO LOVES ME SO MUCH THAT HE GAVE HIMSELF FOR ME, AND DISPENSES HIS LIFE INTO MINE
We are to be imitators of God and live our life, EMPOWERED through the indwelling Spirit. We are to be filled with the Spirit, walk in spirit and truth, live in unity with all the saints of God, and provide mutual encouragement to one another. We are to be spiritually alert and grow in grace.
Over the long haul, we gain spiritual perception developed by HABITUAL EXPERIENCE as we read and apply the Word of God in our daily lives, anointed by the Holy Spirit.
2 Timothy 1:13 -14
2 Timothy 3:17
2 different facets of being empowered:
Empower – given the authority or power to do something, qualify, equip – made stronger and more confident and able to control our lives through His Presence, displaying His fruit.
We become Empowered as we are released, emancipated, set free, from sin and from the pull of the world. Again, made stronger and more confident and able to control our lives through His Presence, displaying His fruit.
2 Corinthians 3:16-17 “But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”
Jesus is seen, known, received, and communed with, in the Spirit. The Spirit is the One in whom, and by whom , we receive the Lord. If we are going to behold the glory of God, we will behold Him by the Spirit in the Son.
God’s Spirit danced over the waters on creation’s morning. God’s kingdom [ in which we live] operates according to the principle of an endless increase in power, (Isa. 9:6–7) NOT diminishing power.
“The Lord your God is among you, a Warrior who saves. He will rejoice over you with gladness. He will bring [you] [calm you down] quietness with His love. He will delight in you with shouts of joy.” Zephaniah” 3:17
Let us BECOME the Matured body WALKING IN AND WITH, THE HOLY SPIRIT, EMPOWERED by Him as we continue to BE THE BODY of Christ- THIS IS OUR IDENTITY.