God's Holy Fire: 'Power Behind the Testimony'

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

At this I [John] fell at [the angel's] feet to worship him. But he said to me, "Don't do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers and sisters who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus."
— Revelation 19:10 NIV

Key Thought

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth, whether that truth was revealed through ancient prophecy, revealed through first century inspired writers, or revealed now. The Spirit is our assurance that we can know, understand, and apply the truth about Jesus. So when we hear true testimony, when people give true witness to Jesus, then the Holy Spirit is right there supporting that message, using that message to convict people of sin and bringing comfort from that message to those in need. When we speak the truth about Jesus, the Holy Spirit is there giving power to that truth.

Today's Prayer

Almighty God, as I seek to influence others to follow Jesus, I pray for the power and leading of the Holy Spirit so that the words I say are true, timely, and touching to the hearts of those who need to know Jesus as Savior and to follow him as Lord. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Illustration

Illustration of Revelation 19:10 NIV — "Don't do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers and sisters who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus."

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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.

Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide.

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