There was a a pastor who instructed his worship leader to remove songs that mentioned the Holy Spirit, and another who removed songs about the blood of Christ. How sad—in their zeal to avoid charismatic excesses and offensive truths, these pastors actually quenched and grieved the Spirit.
The greatest need in the church today is to repent and confess our sins, obey the Word of God by being baptized in the ONE and ONLY name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and to be filled with the HolySpirit. The power of the Holy Spirit is like dynamite that ignites a hunger for God so intense that every aspect of life is changed—we become bold, not passive; stable, not fanatical; and committed, not wavering.
We need sound doctrine and the power of the Holy Spirit. It’s possible to be “Bible taught,” but not “Spirit led”—straight as a gun barrel theologically, but just as empty. Theological teachings are essential to Christian living, but how often are theology students encouraged to fast and pray as well as study?
We can sometimes be more concerned about a Master’s Degree than a degree from the Master. The Holy Spirit inspired the Scriptures and empowered Jesus and the apostles. We are desperately remiss if we fail to recognize His vital role in the pulpit as well as the pew. For all of you that have not ever discovered the fact of the real division of the New Testament remember this well. The gospels tell us the good news but the book of Acts relates how to put that good news into our life. Read the book of Acts and obey Acts 2:39, and remember the Epistles are letters written to born again Christian churches or individuals.
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