Scripture Reading: John 16:1-11
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Scripture Quote: "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)
Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to His disciples to comfort them after His resurrection. This same Spirit inspired all the writers of the Old and New Testaments. The Holy Spirit reveals to His people God's nature as the Father and as the Son. The Word of God has been breathed into life through God's Holy Spirit and it is alive to believers today, carrying the same authority as Jesus' words during His ministry. When God's Word is read or spoken by a believer with absolute faith, it carries authentic authority and great power to fulfill God’s Will.
Many Christians still fall victim to Satan's persuasions that create doubt and unbelief. When we waver in our faith, God's Word does not produce authority in us. We actually weaken ourselves when we do not stand absolutely firm on the truth and power of God's Word. So, without meaning to, we actually dethrone God in our hearts and minds when we let any unbelief enter into our thoughts. We are told to equip ourselves by following the example of Jesus - He claimed that God's Word is truth. We believe in Jesus, let us also continually search God's Word, as His Spirit fills our ever deepening faith.
Today’s meditation: Practice uncompromising faith.
Memory Verse: “Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in your midst?” 1 Corinthians 3:16 (NIV)