What Did He Promise?
I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.â€ Luke 24:49
Jesus is referring to the coming power of the Spirit prophesied in Joel 2:28-29 fulfilled and Acts 2:4. (NIV concordance)
“The promise was, that they should be aided by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Barnes commentary)
Note these three promises Jesus had made about the gift of the Holy Spirit:
1. You’ll know what to say to proclaim the gospel. The Holy Spirit will communicate through you.
“… don’t worry about what to say or how to say it. When the time comes, you will be given what to say.”Â Matthew 10:19
2. The Spirit of truth will live in you and be in you.Â
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you foreverâ€” the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. John 14:16-17
3. The Spirit will teach you and reveal to you of the things of Jesus. Â
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.Â Â John 14:26
The presence of the Holy Spirit in a man or woman of God does the talking for them. If you commit to being the right kind of person, God does the heavy lifting.
This is a truth and a promise we can rely on, and is especially relevant when we lead worship.
I invite you to pray with me today.
â€œFather thank you that your promises are Yes and Amen through Jesus Christ our Lord. Thank you for the gift of your Spirit, may it speak in, through and to me today.Â Your kingdom come, and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.Â In Jesus name. Amen.â€
Standing on The Promises
Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
listening every moment to the Spirit’s call,
resting in my Savior as my all in all,
standing on the promises of God.
Text & Music R. Kelso Carter, 1849-1926
About This Devotional Series
According to the historical church calendar, the Easter season is the 50 day period from Resurrection Sunday to Pentecost Sunday.Â Iâ€™ll post a fresh devotional thought with my sunrise photo of that morning, everyday through Pentecost, commenting as the Spirit inspires. Check out the rest of the series here.
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