The Power Of The Holy Spirit


The Power of the Holy Spirit

This is one of the most important passages in all of Scripture. Its subject cannot be overemphasized: the power of God’s Spirit in the life of the believer. If there is anything we need as believers, it is the power of God’s Spirit in our daily lives.

The Spirit gives life by doing what the law could not do. The law could not make us righteous because our flesh is too weak to keep the law. All flesh has miserably failed and comes far short of God’s glory as reflected in His righteous law. But what the law could not do, the Spirit is able to do. The Spirit provides righteousness and life. The Spirit of life frees the believer from both sin and death.

The Holy Spirit frees the believer to live as Christ lived. The active energy of life, the dynamic force and being of life—all that is in Christ Jesus—is given to every believer. We actually live in Christ. And the Spirit of life which is in Christ frees us from the fate (law) of sin and death. This simply means that the believer lives in a consciousness of being free. We breathe and sense a depth of life, richness, a fullness of life that is indescribable. We live with power—power over the pressure and strain, impediments and bondages of life—even the bondages of sin and death. We live now and will live forever in this glorious power and freedom.

Study Questions:

• Do you recognize your need for the Spirit?

• How does the Spirit’s power set you free from the bondage of sin?

• You are free from sin and death! Do you live daily in the fullness of the freedom that only living in Christ brings?

Pray right now that you would have a deeper awareness of the Spirit’s presence and power in your life. Pray that the Holy Spirit would empower you to live in your freedom and give you victory over sin’s power in your life.