Has this happened to you? It is a Sunday or a Holiday, and you have received a gift. A tool or toy you have desired for a long while. You rejoice, the day has arrived. You turn it on, and nothing happens.
It is then that you read the small print, Batteries Not Included. To make matters worse, all the stores you might purchase Batteries, are closed. (It is a Sunday in the 50’s, the Blue Laws are in effect).
Yes it happened to me, and your family has probably experienced it also. You have what you desired, but it does not preform as promised.
When we are Saved, (accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior), there are Biblical promises that stay just out of reach. Jesus tells us in John 14, that we should be doing the work He did and more if we only believe. (John 14:12)
We love Him and serve Him but the miraculous seems to be unattainable. The Power of God is missing in our lives. ‘Batteries not included.’
We need the second step in our Salvation. Jesus was Baptised by John the Baptist, in obedience to the Father’s will. It was at this Baptism of Obedience that Jesus received the Holy Spirit and Power to preform Miracles, Heal the sick, Raise the Dead…
We have made the Believers Baptism, a Baptism of repentance, of leaving the Old Man and receiving the New. We should believe we have been changed when accepting Christ, and be Baptised in Obedience, expecting to Receive the Holy Spirit. (Acts 19:1-6)
1 Corinthians 2:5
“That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”
The Fear of the Spiritual is Natural.
If we are to serve God and build His kingdom, we must learn to walk in the Wisdom and Power of the Holy Ghost. In 1 Corinthians 12 -14 we find the Gifts Christ gave the Church. We need to take them off the shelf an discover the ‘Battries,’ (the Power) that God has given us.
All the Power we need is at hand, the Kingdom of God is at hand. We need to connect to the Power source, by way of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Thanks for visiting,
Know You Are Loved
We all have the relationship we want with God.
I desire a more intimate one.