Experiencing Christ

The Power to Share Christ

2 Cor 3:18 But we all…beholding and reflecting like a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image…even as from the Lord Spirit.
Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you shall be My witnesses…

…If the inward aspect of the Spirit is more important than the outward aspect of the Spirit, why do we need the outpouring of the Spirit? Those who live a life of holiness and who know the Spirit as a person will have the strength to share this holiness with others once they receive the outpouring of the Spirit…. A man may have received something from God and may have accumulated something within yet not have the power to share it with others. Although others may admire or look up to them, they cannot get any help from them. Once they receive the outpouring of the Spirit, they will be able to share with others what is inside them.

Those who have the Spirit within are like a power plant. The plant may be full of light, but the whole city may be in darkness. There must be power lines to join the power plant to the city in order for the power to be conveyed to the whole city. If there is no power in the plant, nothing will happen. However, if there is power but no power lines, nothing will happen either. The power-conveying lines are a picture of the function of the outpouring. Many people have power lines, yet they have to light candles at night. They do not have anything inside them, yet they try to convey something to others. This will not work. We must have both the outward and the inward aspects of the Spirit.

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