Wednesday, July 22, 2015
An electric lamp is the most transparent object I know, no hidden faults, but just a mere ornament. In itself it is useless for anything – like us. Jesus said that without Him we could do nothing. We can be of transparent reputation, a model of virtue, an ornament of the church, but in ourselves we are useless. The electric lamp is not a lamp at all without power. We are in the same position, useless without power. Now look at the same dead bit of glass and wire when the current passes into it. What happens? The filament glows white hot, radiant. It gives light to all that are in the house. It is the power that makes the difference. Jesus said “You shall receive power…” Got it?
Acts 1:8 ... But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
1 Corinthians 4:20 ... For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
Ephesians 6:10 ... Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.❤