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Devotional 5/17/2022

Pastor Carl Fair

Pastor Carl Fair

Welcome. My prayer is that each of these devotionals is a blessing to you and encourage you in your walk with Jesus or help to lead you to Him.

Luke 24: 49

It was the centerpoint of all history. Of all the great battles on the earth, It was the greatest victory ever recorded.It was the pinnacle of pinnacles. Jesus came back to life! Today’s text is after His resurrection. His final words on earth are recorded! “Stay in the city until you are clothed with POWER from on high” .The Word “clothed” here is the same word we find in Ephesians, “Put on” the whole armor of God. It’s like He says “don’t go naked”… don’t go, without putting on your spiritual clothes… His power is through His Spirit living in us… permeating every ounce of who we are.. “But stay”.. “until you are clothed.. “I am convicted myself, that sometimes I fail by not “staying”… until I am clothed. Yes, we do have His Spirit if we are saved, but I’m afraid we do not “stay” until we are “full” of His Spirit.. Before we go out into the world.. Can you say that?

Father, help me and my friends to see this more clearly today. Help us to understand that it’s only through your Spirit, your power, that we can be effective for your Kingdom. We so often try to stay strong in our own power. We try to do ministry in our own power.We try to love in our own power. And we stumble, and we fail.. Help us to “stay” with you until we’re full of your Powerful Spirit.. and oh.. then, help us to boldly and courageously, shine your light within us. Thank you for Jesus, who took my sins away…

Verse 49 “And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”

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