Word For Today: Tuesday, January 17 In The Power Of The Spirit

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WORD FOR TODAY by PASTOR JESUS FIGUEROA

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Tuesday, January 17
In The Power Of The Spirit

Topic: Dependence on the Holy Spirit Produces Supernatural Strength

Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding regions.
Luke 4:14 (NKJV)

Daily Reading Plan
Genesis 45-47

Bible Versions:
Luke 4:14 (NLT)-14 Then Jesus returned to Galilee, filled with the Holy Spirit’s power. Reports about him spread quickly through the whole region.
Luke 4:14 (NIV)-14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.
Luke 4:14 (MSG)-14-15 Jesus returned to Galilee powerful in the Spirit. News that he was back, spread through the countryside. He taught in their meeting places to everyone’s acclaim and pleasure.

Devotional Thoughts:
This portion of Scripture teaches us, how Jesus after being tempted in the wilderness began his ministry under the anointing and the power of the Holy Spirit. The initiation of His ministry was with great power, in such a way that the news of His works was spread through the whole region. The power of the Holy Spirit was active from the beginning of His ministry in a glorious way. In Matthew 4:24 we read, “Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.”

The power of the Holy Spirit was Jesus’ source of authority. The anointing of the Holy Spirit was what broke all yoke and bondage Jesus faced in his ministry. He depended on the anointing of the Holy Spirit to fulfill the task and work the Father had commissioned. In Acts 10:38 we read how, “God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.” It was the power of the Holy Spirit over his life that released all those afflicted and tormented by the enemy.

Dependence on the Holy Spirit produces supernatural power in our lives. If we put all our trust and dependence on the Holy Spirit, our lives and the lives of those around us will be revolutionized. Everyone who depends on the Holy Spirit will receive the reward of his power and anointing. This is an assured power for those who walk in obedience depending on the Spirit of God daily. Today we have the promise of supernatural power, remember what Acts 1: 8 tells us, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea, in Samaria, and to the last from the earth.”

Foundational Scriptures:
Acts 1:8 (NKJV)-8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Matthew 4:24 (NKJV)-24 Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.

Mark 1:28 (NKJV) 28 And immediately His fame spread throughout all the region around Galilee.

Ephesians 3:16 (NKJV)-16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,

Acts 10:38 (NKJV)-38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

Luke 1:35 (NKJV)-35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.

Luke 24:49 (NKJV)-49 Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem, until you are endued with power from on high.”

Romans 15:19 (NKJV)-19 mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and round about to Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

1 Thessalonians 1:5 (NKJV)-5 For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake.

2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)-7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

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3 responses to “Word For Today: Tuesday, January 17 In The Power Of The Spirit

  1. When we depend on god he does not leave us empty handed. He sees our faithfulness, and rewards us with his best!! Lord I will rely on you no matter what others may say!!

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