“When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth, for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak, and He will declare to you the things that are to come.” (John 16:13).
Have you considered that the authority of the Holy Spirit comes from the Father and the Son who sent Him? As you read the Book of Acts, it is evident that the Early Church was being directed by the Spirit and they were submitting to His voice of authority. The messages given by Peter, John, Stephen, Barnabas and Paul were all under His power and authority. The church obeyed the voice of the Spirit (13:2-3). Individuals were directed by the Spirit where to go and where not to go (8:29; 16:6-10).
Obedience to the Spirit expanded the gospel, strengthened the church, and brought public wonder to what God was doing. There was a powerful movement of God that could not be stopped because the authority of God through the Holy Spirit was recognized, received and obeyed. This should cause us to STOP and REPENT AND RETURN to God’s original ways at the beginning of the church.
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