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Christian Lives

Pentecost Dove and FireIn the Acts of the Apostles, the crowd thought that the disciples were drunk at nine o'clock in the morning, but it was the Holy Spirit that bubbled up within them. They looked weak, but were in fact strong. Acts 2.15 explained, "These people are not drunk as you suppose, it is only nine o'clock in the morning." They appeared to be hopeless but exuded confidence. Again Acts 2.26 asserted, "Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest in hope." Stephen P.R. Rose (1938- ) an English neuroscientist wrote in 1974 in "Cognition", "Do not adjust your minds, there is a fault in reality."

Transformation

Crude Oil RefineryThe Holy Spirit changes a person when the Savior comes into his or her life and this is remarkable. Acts 2.38 tells us, "And then, whoever calls out to the Lord for help will be saved." "Peter said unto them, 'Each one of you must turn away from his sins and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, so that your sins will be forgiven.' By the application of fire and pressure a black sludge called "crude oil" gives up a multitude of valuable chemicals. The petrochemical industry produces the basic ingredients for plastics, tires, pharmaceuticals, furniture parts, gasoline and paints from what was once considered a smelly nuisance if you were unfortunate enough to have it on your land. In the same way, the Holy Spirit takes our human bodies and refines them with his gifts for his glory.✞

"Holy Spirit Changes"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2018

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