June 2018 Words of Life (Week 3)

Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high. Luke 24:49

          Psalm 119:105 says, “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”  If you take this verse at face value to say if I read the word, my path will be lit, then you would have to say that Satan’s path is in the light also because he knows the word.  We all know this is not true.  We have to obey the word to be walking in the light.  To truly obey the word, we need to have revelation of the Word according to Proverbs 29:18, Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the Word.  If we do not have revelation of the Word, we have no light and therefore no restraint which we need to obey the Word.  Psalm 119:101 says, I have restrained my feet from every evil way, That I may keep Your word.  So the process should be that we read the word, receive revelation, restrain ourselves from every evil way, and keep or obey the word. 

          Reading and understanding the word with your natural mind, does not bring revelation.  That is like carrying a lamp into the woods expecting it to light your path.  That lamp has to be connected to a power source to provide light.  If the Word is a lamp, we need power to illuminate that lamp?  Jesus said in Acts 1:8, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”  This echoes Luke 24:49 at the top stating that the Holy Spirit is the power.  Not only is it the power, it is the power from on high, the power of God!  The Holy Spirit powers the lamp of the Word to light our path.  If you really think about it, the Holy Spirit is the main tool that we have that separates us from Satan.  Satan has the Word, but he does not have the Holy Spirit.  It is no wonder that the enemy wants to keep Christians from receiving the Holy Spirit, also called the Holy Ghost.  Satan wants us to continue to be in darkness, but God calls us to walk in the light (Ephesians 5:8).

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