Morning Devotion: Read Acts 1
Acts 1:3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
Jesus after His resurrection showed Himself alive by infallible proofs and then spoke of thing pertaining to the kingdom.
We saw yesterday that He spoke to them in a new body, a resurrected body showing us that we will be changed in a moment in a twinkling of an eye. We will have a new body all empowered by Christ for He is our life.
Then he tells them to go to Jerusalem and wait for the promise of the Father, that being a filling of the Holy Spirit of God. They had to be obedient to Christ and go to Jerusalem. They had to understand the power was to be witness of the things of God.
Luke 24:45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
We as believers have the wonderful Holy Spirit in our lives as well. Every person who truly believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is filled with the Holy Spirit.
Jesus said He would send the Spirit. John 16:7 ¶Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;
10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
Oh, the Spirit has a lot of work to do. He comforts, He convicts of sin and of righteousness and of judgment and He guides us in all truth even of those things concerning the future.
You must be saved first, at salvation the Holy Spirit seals you and you become God’s until He comes to redeem you, until He comes to take you to heaven.
Do you have the Spirit of God, you can? Simply turn from sin and rust in Jesus.
Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
During these trying times, we need as much comfort, conviction and truth as we can get.
The choice is still yours,