Joel osteen daily sermon for today : CONTINUAL POWER FROM GOD


This is an hour when we need to tell people what Jesus has to say.

In Acts 1:1, it tells “of all that Jesus began both to do and teach.” I am so glad Jesus did not finish everything in the Gospels.

Of course, He finished the work of redemption through the cross and resurrection. But we are to continue to
carry on the work of the church as started in the book of Acts. Jesus “commanded” the apostles that they were “not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father” (Acts 1:4).

The command from Jesus was to wait. They had not yet received the power of the Holy Spirit.
Many church people love the Lord Jesus. They are doing the best they know how to do to serve Him. They are walking in all the light they have, but they do not know what Jesus commanded them!

They need to take off their religious glasses and unplug their denominational headphones, then read the Bible and simply believe what it says. Do not just let another person tell you what they think the Bible is saying. Read it for yourself.
All God’s children have a right to know and experience GOD’S POWER.

Jesus commanded the disciples to not leave Jerusalem until they had received power fromon high. He told them they
were not ready to be His witnesses without that power of the Holy Spirit. He said, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in allJudea and Samaria, and to the end
of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

I do not know of anyone who is making a living, raising a family, and trying to serve God who does not need the ability,
efficiency, and might of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus said, “You shall
receive power.” This power does not work just as dynamite to
bring one explosive experience in your life. It is continual
power fromGod! It works as a dynamo on the inside of you. It
gives continual light and power throughout the years. “But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter
unto the perfect day” (Proverbs 4:18).

Jesus said we would receive power and be witnesses to Him wherever we go and whatever we do. We should go out
with joy into our neighborhoods and into this hungering and thirsting generation with the good news about Jesus, who is
the same yesterday, today, and forever!

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