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CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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5 months 3 weeks ago #9135 by thaiwohvista
TOPIC:
THE POWER OF GOD (II)

Read: Romans 8:1-11
Romans 8:1-11 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.


MEMORISE: And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18)


EXPOSITION
God strongly manifested His power and authority in creation. Whenever God says, 'Let there be...', something worthwhile springs up and continues existing. That power hasn't faded away. It is working now as it did ages past, and would continue to be in operation. God's power shall work for you, in Jesus' name. Amen.
The Bible says, '...if the spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you' (Rom. 8:11). The Spirit talked about is the power of God. He is the brain behind the works of God. Without the Spirit, no believer can be effective. In fact, it is what makes you a believer and relevant in God's purpose. Your knowledge of God is made possible by the Spirit's working in you.
Pharaoh did not know God and His power, hence his query, 'Who is the Lord, that I should obey His voice to let Israel go?' (Exo. 5:2) He eventually learnt who God is, in the hard way. What shows that you have God's power is that you will be quickened to live a fulfilled life, to the glory of God, and betterment of humanity. Here are what God's great power does for true believers:
Creativity: the power of God sets creativity and innovation rolling in you, such that things that were not, would be brought to be in and through you.
Quickening: you will be assisted, powerfully, to do what you can't ordinarily do (that is, prompting).
Witnessing: you will be enabled to bear witness to (talking about) God, heartily. Stephen continued to talk about God, even at death.
Fighting and conquering: God's might strengthens and enables you to resist and subdue the devil in life's combat. You are more than a conqueror.


PRAYER POINTS
1. O Lord, I need Your power and grace to fulfil Your will for my life.
2. Lord, help me to always acknowledge, appreciate and accommodate You and Your exceedingly great power.
3. Lord, deliver Your Church and its leadership from corruption and arbitrary use of power.


EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: 2 Kings 10 - 11 & 2 Corinthians 11

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