The Holy Spirit Book: The Importance of Spiritual Power
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow
believers, we are not to fill up our lives at the gas pump of “regular living.”
We cannot live a Kingdom life on low octane human fuel. Instead, God wants us
to fill up our lives at the source of “supernatural living.” That source, that
Life, is the Holy Spirit.
Because spiritual power only comes from a supernatural source, it cannot come from a natural or human source. It is not found in personal influence, in personal success, in personal achievements, in personal wealth, nor in personal education. Kingdom work can only be done in a Kingdom way, and the way God does all His work is through the Holy Spirit.
“This is the word of the LORD of Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might, not by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts.” Zechariah 4:6
Only the Holy Spirit can make it possible for us to experience the life God has called us to live. IN fact, God has not given us the option to “get by” on the regular gasoline of our own resources. God does not tell us to do the best we can (even if we do ping a lot), and He does not tell us to mix fuels. God tells us to be filled with the Holy Spirit alone.
Empowerment by the Holy Spirit is available to every believer. This empowering is essential for holy living and for spiritual service. Jesus spoke about this when He met with His disciples after His resurrection and before He ascended to the right hand of the Father. (Acts 1:4-8)
None of us should push on in our own strength or try running until we are out of gas and end up parked by the side of the road with an empty tank. We not only need to be filled with the Spirit, but we also need to keep on being filled. His filling is abundant and freely given, and He is more than able to keep us full as we partake of His abundance, moment by moment, and day by day.
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