BVOV Magazine 2013-2022

Aug 21a

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As a born-again believer, you will never be satisfied just living a natural life. You’ll never be truly fulfilled just operating in the flesh as if there were nothing to you except your humanity. You have divinity on the inside of you! Your spirit has been re-created by God in the image of Jesus and He’s called you to live supernaturally just as He did. What’s more, in your heart you know it. When you read John 14:12, where Jesus said, “He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do,” your spirit leaps because you know that verse is talking about you! If you’re like a lot of believers, however, you may wonder how you’re actually supposed to live up to that standard. You might think, I can’t do the kinds of things Jesus did in the Gospels. I’m just a normal Christian. He’s God! Yes, He is, but when He came to earth, He didn’t minister as God. He ministered as a man baptized in the Holy Spirit. That’s why there’s nothing in the Bible about Jesus working any miracles until after He received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. Until the Anointing of God’s Spirit came upon Him, Jesus didn’t have the power to work miracles. “The Son can do nothing of himself,” He said in John 5:19. As believers, we’re in the same position. We can’t do anything of ourselves either. Even though we’re born again, until we’re baptized in the Holy Spirit, we’re like Jesus’ first disciples were right after His resurrection. They had His Spirit within them (see John 20:22) but they didn’t have the power to carry on Jesus’ supernatural ministry. So, before He ascended back into heaven, He told them how to get it. “Wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence…. [And] ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you…” (Acts 1:4-5, 8). BVOV : 5

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