Posted by: peebles | March 24, 2010

Acts 1:1 (NIV) ~ In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach.

Acts 1:1 (NIV) ~ In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach. 

All that Jesus began to do and teach; meaning the work that Jesus was doing on this earth was only beginning of what is to come. All that he began to do and teach, it was only the beginning. So, as you follow in His footsteps and continue living in the works and teaching of Jesus, you will then enter into a great level of faith and victory. 

Now, let us look at the next few verses from Acts chapter one: “In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive.”

Just as receiving the Holy Spirit was the turning point in Jesus’ ministry, so it is the same with you. For the Holy Spirit will be your guide, you Counsellor, who will lead you into all truth and fill you with fire, fire to stir you up to see souls saved, people healed, set free and delivered. You will receive power to be His witnesses, and with great boldness, tell people about Jesus. The Bible says in Acts 10:38 (NIV), “…how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.”

Jesus only began to do and teach until the day he was taken up to heaven. Now, it is your turn to take up the baton and reach this generation with kingdom living. Now, it is your turn to bring kingdom living to wherever you are. For whoever God calls, He also equips, just as the Bible says in Hebrews 13:20 to 22 (NIV), “May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” 

Melody Green once wrote: Thank You, O my Father for giving us Your Son, and leaving Your Spirit till the work on earth is done.  

My friend, may you rise up and be counted as one who follows in His footsteps, one who takes up the baton and will continue to do and taech the things of the kingdom. Jesus began to do and teach, now with the Holy Spirit in you, may you do His works and teach in His name. Love more than necessary, reach out with compassion, do His works, and teach people all about the kingdom of God in the power of the Holy Spirit, so the work Jesus began to do and teach, you may continue, and be fruitful for the glory of God.

God bless you my friend, Matthew.


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