But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation; [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light – 1 Peter 2:9 (Amplified Bible)
When you became a Christian, you were automatically conferred with a very important responsibility: To set forth the wonderful works, and display the virtues and perfections of God. This may sound farfetched to some Christians; particularly those are still struggling with certain aspects of their lives.
The Apostle Peter’s message in this scripture is very clear and concise; he didn’t beat around the bush. He wasn’t looking at what you could do by your own physical strength or ability, but, what you could do with the supernatural ability the Lord gave you through the Holy Spirit.
After His resurrection, the Lord Jesus said to His disciples, “…tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high” (Luke 24:49). He told them to wait because He recognized that they wouldn’t be able to do anything of spiritual significance until the Holy Spirit came upon them. Acts 1:8 says, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me…” The Holy Spirit makes you a witness or proof-producer. Hallelujah!
Without the Holy Spirit, you can’t live the authentic Christian life, for Christianity without the anointing is mere religion. There’s nothing extraordinary about religion. However, the Christian has the divine life with supernatural ability in the Holy Spirit to live the Christian life. It takes the anointing to change situations, heal the sick and raise the dead. That’s real Christianity, not a religion but the reality.
For more, please read and study: 1 Corinthians 2:4; Matthew 5:16
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Father, I thank you for empowering me with supernatural ability and equipped me with all that I need to shine forth your light to the world. Thank you for making me your witness today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.