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Power to be witnesses!

Scripture reading for May 5th:  Acts 1

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  Acts 1: 6-8  “So when they met together, they asked Him, “Lord, are You at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”  He (Jesus) said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or the dates the Father has set by His own authority.  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”  After He had said this, He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid Him from their sight.”  

Jesus last words to His disciples before He blessed them as He ascended to heaven concerned their need to wait for the power they needed in the Holy Spirit.  This Holy Spirit would enable them to be effective witnesses beginning at Jerusalem and then as they took the gospel to the ends of the earth.  They were not to leave Jerusalem without it!  This caused them to draw together in prayer as they waited for what was promised!  (Acts 1:14)  They would not be disappointed!

Observations for over-comers:  The indwelling Holy Spirit is the over-comers source of power to live victoriously and proclaim the gospel to the lost!  It is God’s delight to give p0wer to His people!   “Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the skies.  You are awesome, O God, in Your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to His people.  Praise be to God!” (Psalm 68:34-35)

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