Topic: The Holy Spirit is the Executive Power of the Deity, the Manifestation of God’s Power!
But if I cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.
Luke 11:20 (NKJV)
But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.
Matthew 12:28 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
Luke 11:20 (NIV) – 20 But if I cast out demons with the power of God, that means that the kingdom of God has come to you.
Matthew 12:28 (MSG)
“But if it’s by God’s power that I am sending the evil spirits packing, then God’s kingdom is here for sure
Thoughts of Devotion:
This morning it is important to recognize that there is no greater power, than the power of the Spirit of God! This power is present in the person of the Holy Spirit. In this portion of Scripture we observe that the finger of God is a figure of language that alludes to the power of the Holy Spirit. We even read in the history of Israel how the Egyptians when they saw the demonstration of God’s power over and over again recognized that it was “the finger of God” working these wonders. We read in Exodus 8:19 that it tells us, “Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, “This is the finger of God.” But Pharaoh’s heart grew hard, and he did not heed them, just as the Lord had said.”
This power that lives in us through the person of the Holy Spirit has the insurmountable ability to defeat the forces of the enemy, it is the only power that manages to defeat the attacks of the enemy in our lives! In Acts 10:38 he tells us, “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.” We see that when This power rested in our Lord Jesus Christ the result was that all the oppressed by the devil were liberated.
On this day it is very important to recognize the power that is available to us. There is no reason to live defeated, absent from a victorious life. The plan of the Father is to destroy the works of the enemy as it says 1 John 3: 8, “He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” Thanks to the anointing of the Holy Spirit we can walk with authority and have power over the evil one. This is our mission, our task, to bring the good news, a life free from the oppression of the enemy!
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.
1 John 3: 8 (NKJV) – 8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
Matthew 3:11 (NKJV) – 11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
Exodus 8:19 (NKJV) – 19 Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, “This is the[a] finger of God.” But Pharaoh’s heart grew hard, and he did not heed them, just as the Lord had said.
Exodus 31:18 (NKJV) – 18 And when He had made an end of speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Moses two tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God.
Deuteronomy 9:10 (NKJV) – 10 Then the Lord delivered to me two tablets of stone written with the finger of God, and on them were all the words which the Lord had spoken to you on the mountain from the midst of the fire in[a] the day of the assembly.
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