We just finished a 50 sermon series on the 50 Commands of Christ. We have made our way through the Gospels and now we look at the Book of Acts. Here is where the Promise becomes reality as the Holy Spirit fills the church with His power. This is what the Church should long for....the Power of the Holy Spirit in their lives!
Great scholars remind us of this great need:
A.W. Tozer "The Spirit-filled life is not a special, deluxe edition of Christianity. It is part and parcel of the total plan of God for His people."
Henry Blackaby: "God speaks through a variety of means. In the present God primarily speaks by the Holy Spirit, through the Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the church"
Watchman Nee: "The indwelling Spirit shall teach him what is of God and what is not. This is why sometimes we can conjure up no logical reason for opposing a certain teaching, yet in the very depth of our being arises a resistance."