Up Against Spirit

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but they could not stand up against his wisdom or the Spirit by whom he spoke.  Acts 6:10 (NIV)

 

The educated and studied just can´t seem to override the simple man´s faith.  He speaks out in the name of Jesus.  There is a Spirit, wisdom and a power behind his words.  This Spirit leads him, upholds him, and provides him with a knowledge that the worldly minded cannot refute.  They are up against Spirit.  They are struggling against God.  How much success can they have?

Today we think we are pretty smart.  We have educated ourselves to the point where we don´t recognize when and where the Spirit is moving.  Because spirits are unseen, the thought of them is reduced.  At times it is rejected or completely overlooked.  But for all our efforts or indifference, we also cannot stand up against the Holy Spirit.  When He is allowed to work within a person, we may not see it or choose to recognize it, but the power and wisdom of God is at work in that individual.  The sooner we realize it, the sooner we can begin to work along with God and not against Him.

We also can try to stand up against the unseen Spirit of God.  Or we can pray that our awareness is heightened.  As soon as we do see that God is moving, we can work along with Him!  We might be so blessed as to see Him in others, or maybe even in us as well!

 

Dear Lord,

Send out Your Spirit again in power today!  Let us witness You in the lives of Your people now!  Help us to detect where You are at work so that we are blessed by Your Presence too!

Amen

By S.D. Wonenberg

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