Sunday October 2nd, 2016 – How The Holy Ghost Empowers Believers For Exploits
From scriptures, we discover that every child of God is redeemed for exploits. Concerning exploits, Jesus said: Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house (Matthew 5:13-15).
“Exploits” here connotes an extraordinary or out-of-thisworld order of accomplishments. It also means commanding results in a fashion that the world has never seen before. That is why Jesus said that we are the light of the world. In other words, we are redeemed to be pacesetters, pathfinders and trailblazers for the world to follow. He also said that we are the salt of the earth; that means we are designed to preserve humanity from decadence and to give taste to the tasteless world.
In addition, Jesus said that we are cities set on hills which cannot be hidden. That helps us to recognise that every child of God is ordained for global relevance, influence and exploits. We also understand from scriptures that redemption guarantees our access to greater potentials than all the Old Testament saints.
As it is written: Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he (Matthew 11:11; see also Genesis 12:3; 2 Chronicles 9:23; Matthew 12:42). This means that every redeemed child of God has the potential to command the attention of his generation. However, it is important to recognise that these potentials cannot be realised without the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.
For instance, after the angel of the Lord showed Prophet Zechariah the vision of a golden destiny, he (the angel) said: …Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts (Zechariah 4:6). Thus, our golden destinies are not deliverable by human efforts and exertion of one’s might, but by the Holy Spirit.
We see this practically illustrated in scriptures when fearful Peter and the other disciples erupted like an earthquake and spoke with boldness after the Holy Ghost came upon them (Zechariah 4:1-6; John 20:19; Acts 2:1-14, 4:13, 20, 5:15-16; James 2:26). That means without the empowerment of the Holy Spirit it is impossible to command exploits on earth.
Moreover, it is important to recognise that until we become born again, we cannot have access to the Holy Spirit or any of His gifts. Are you born again? If you haven’t accepted Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord, you can do so as you say this prayer: “Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins.
Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the Living God. Today, I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Thank You Jesus for saving me! Now I know I am born again!”
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