God's Holy Fire: 'My Witnesses to the Ends of the Earth'

Tuesday, November 12, 2024

[Jesus said,] "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere — in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
— Acts 1:8 NLT

Key Thought

Power. Spirit. Witnesses. Everywhere. Four simple words that stand for one simple truth that has changed the world for Jesus countless times throughout history. With our ability to travel and with almost instantaneous worldwide communication, imagine what would happen in our day if we took these four words seriously. After all, that is our mission. That is Jesus' will. Power. Spirit. Witnesses. Everywhere.

Today's Prayer

Thank you, Father God, for having me live in this time. Thank you, Father, for blessing me so richly with the resources you have placed in my hands. I ask, Holy Spirit, that you stir my heart and empower my words so that I can join with other followers of Jesus in taking the message of the Father's gracious love to people everywhere. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

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Illustration of Acts 1:8 NLT — "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you."

About This Devotional

God's Holy Fire is a daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

The Thoughts and Prayer for God's Holy Fire are written by Phil Ware.

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