Saturday, May 07, 2016

You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.

"After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God."  (Acts 1: 3 NIV)

"While meeting with them, he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for “the promise of the Father about which you have heard me speak. " (Acts 1 : 4 NABRE)

"But you will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”  (Acts 1: 8 NLT)

"I will bear witness to You in the world O Lord.  I will spread the knowledge of Your name among my brothers and sisters."  (Psalm 17: 50 ; 21:23 RM)

Friday, May 06, 2016

Abba Father will grant the request you ask Him in My Name.

"At that time you won’t need to ask me for anything. I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and he will grant your request because you use my name." (John 16: 23 NLT)

"O chosen people, proclaim the mighty works of him
who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light, alleluia."  (Cf. 1 Pt 2: 9 RM)

Abba Father, give us the grace to be docile to the Holy Spirit so that we can proclaim Your wonderful works to the world.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

I will not leave you orphans.

Behold, I am with you always.

"One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.   For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.”  (Acts  18: 9 - 10 NIV)

"You have redeemed us, Lord, by your Blood,
from every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
and have made us into a kingdom, priests for our God, alleluia."  (Revelation 5: 9 - 10 RM)

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

If the Lord asks you to wait, wait for Him.

"Jesus saw [knew; was aware] that the followers [disciples] wanted to ask him about this, so he said to them, “Are you asking each other [discussing among yourselves] what I meant when I said, ‘After a little while you will not see me, and then after a little while you will see me again’?

I tell you the truth [L Truly, truly I say to you], you will cry and be sad[weep and mourn/lament], but the world will be happy. You will be sad [grieve; have pain], but your sadness [grief; pain]will become joy." (John 16: 19-20 EXB)

"It will be like a woman suffering the pains of labor. When her child is born, her anguish gives way to joy because she has brought a new baby into the world." (John 16: 21 NLT)

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life.

The Holy Spirit reveals the truth about God.

"But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth.   He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come."  (John 16: 13

"Then when the actual day of Pentecost came they were all assembled together........ They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different languages as the Spirit gave them power to proclaim his message."  (Acts 2: 1-4 Phillips)

Monday, May 02, 2016

Believe what you read. Teach what you believe. Practice what you teach.

"Let me now remind you, dear brothers and sisters, of the Good News I preached to you before. You welcomed it then, and you still stand firm in it.   It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you—unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.

I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said.   He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.   He was seen by Peter and then by the Twelve."  (1 Corinthians 15: 1-5 NLT)

Believe what you read. Teach what you believe. Practice what you teach.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

I want you to tell people all that I have done for you.

 You also will share with people what Jesus has done for you.

“I will send you the ·Helper [Counselor; Advocate;  the Holy Spirit] from the Father; he is the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father. When he comes, he will ·tell [testify; witness] about me,  and you also must ·tell people [testify; witness]about me, because you have been with me from the beginning."  (John 15: 26 - 27 EXB)

"I will bear witness to You in the world O Lord.  I will spread the knowledge of Your name among my brothers and sisters.  (Psalm 17: 50 ; 21:23 RM)