January 25, 2017: SOAP #2610: Exodus 12-13; Psalm 21; Acts 1 Scripture: Acts (NIV) 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” 9 After he said this, he was [...]

January 25, 2017: SOAP #2610: Exodus 12-13; Psalm 21; Acts 1

Scripture: Acts (NIV) 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.

Observation: Yesterday the Lord drew my attention to the last action Jesus performed as He was leaving earth. (Luke 24:50) He blest those gathered with Him. Here in the beginning of the book of Acts, which Luke also wrote, we have the last promise the Lord gave. Someone would be coming from Heaven to take His place. He had previously told them about the Holy Spirit. When He left, they were to wait in Jerusalem until they had received the promise. (Acts 1:4)

Application: I need to value what Jesus valued. What was important to Him, should be important to me. If His last promise was to experience the Presence of the Holy Spirit, it should be my priority to be walking every day with an awareness of His Presence!

Prayer: Jesus, I call you Lord; what you say is important to me! Holy Spirit, Jesus promised I would receive power to be His witness when you come upon me. Let it be true today, I pray. Amen

Pastor Leon
Making friends for time and eternity!