This Sunday, Pastor David concluded the Holy Spirit series we have explored over the past nine weeks. The story of the New Testament church is the story of the Holy Spirit’s power and presence, indwelling and empowering God’s people for Christ-exalting ministry.

During this series, Pastor David has discussed several topics related to the person and work of the Holy Spirit, including walking in the Spirit, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the fruit of the Holy Spirit, and the gifts of the Spirit. If you missed any of the Holy Spirit series, be sure to catch up here…

But this past Sunday, we were challenged to remember that the overall purpose of the Spirit is to empower God’s people to live the life of Christ in our world today. When we declare: “The Greater One lives within us,” we come into agreement with the reality that it is no longer we who live but Christ who lives within us through the indwelling of the Spirit. “And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, then he who raised Christ from the dead will also bring your mortal bodies to life through his Spirit who lives in you” (Romans 8:11, CSB). Truly, we have a lion within us.

As people of God, we must know who we are and the incredible power we have through the Spirit within us. As A.W. Tozer said, “The Spirit-filled life is not a special, deluxe edition of Christianity. It is part and parcel of the total plan of God for His people.”

Sunday’s service ended with Pastor David leading us in making declarations over ourselves. These declarations can be found HERE. We encourage you to save this page and declare these truths over yourself daily. It is time for the children of God, who have been sealed by the Holy Spirit, to stand on His Word and receive our inheritance—the promise of the Father, the mighty and powerful life of God through the Spirit. As Ephesians 3:20 reminds us, “Now to him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us” (CSB).

May you walk this week in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit, knowing you are empowered to live a life that reflects Christ in every way.