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05/03/2011

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From Panic To Power


"I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever" (Jn. 14:16).

It was a really bad night...One of the most trusted disciples, Judas, runs away. The most outspoken of the group, Peter is told that he will deny Jesus three times. Even though Jesus told them that He would be going away, the reality is just too much for them and they are in panic mode. How did the disciples turn from weak followers in disarray, who thought that their dreams had been crushed, to the powerhouses of the church? "and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever." That same Holy Spirit that was their Counselor can be ours also. Even though the disciples had been with Jesus for three years, they did not understand His real nature until the Holy Spirit guided them....Guided them to the truth! That same Spirit convinces us that Jesus died innocently for the sins of the world. The same Spirit that condemned Satan (Jn.16:11) is there to give us the victory. The same Spirit that enabled the apostles to speak the truth makes the scriptures clear to us. "He will bring glory to Me by taking what is mine and making it known to you" (Jn.16:14). The Spirit gives insight to our circumstances and brings us the peace that passes understanding. The love, joy and peace of Christ seen in us brings glory to Him. Lastly; "All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you" (Jn. 16:15). It is through the Spirit that Jesus stays in contact with us and touches our lives. Tomorrow will be about what must happen for us to know this power...

Have a wonderful day...Make a difference, and give Him the credit.... Love mark Phil. 4:11

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