Faith and Inspiration — Power

How to Have Power to be a Witness

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"But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." - Acts 1:8 NKJV These are the last spoken words of Jesus prior to His ascension to heaven. He had endured the pain and agony of the crucifixion. He had experienced and conquered death. Now, Jesus was ascending to His rightful place in heaven. Prior to ascending, however, He charged His disciples with this final commandment. That's right, I said commandment. Jesus said, "you shall...

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No Spirit of Fear Here

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"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." - 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV The apostle Paul used his letters to Timothy to provide encouragement for the young pastor to stand firm in his faith, particularly in times of persecution. This same encouragement applies to believers today. Throughout church history, there have been various forms of persecution to the Christian faith. This began with the arrest, flogging, and crucifixion of Jesus Christ Himself. The persecution then continued with the murder of eleven of the twelve apostles. This persecution...

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