October 31, God’s Kind of Power

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I am the vine, ye are the branches…without me ye can do nothing.
—John 15:5
“Ye shall receive power.” This was and is a unique afflatus, an enduement of supernatural energy affecting every department of the believer’s life and remaining with him forever. It is not physical power nor even mental power though it may touch everything both mental and physical in its benign outworking.
It is, too, another kind of power than that seen in nature, in the lunar attraction that creates the tides or the angry flash that splits the great oak during a storm.
This power from God operates on another level and affects another department of His wide creation. It is spiritual power. It is the kind of power that God is.
It is the ability to achieve spiritual and moral ends. Its long-range result is to produce Godlike character in men and women who were once wholly evil by nature and by choice. POM089-090
[The] renovation of character and conduct is only in and through Christ Himself….The cleansed temple must be possessed and occupied by the Lord of the temple. unknown
Tozer on the Holy Spirit.

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