Day 249/260: Read Revelation 11
The power of Revelation 11:3 refers to the miraculous manifestation of the Holy Spirit in God’s inspired preachers of the first century. Jesus told His disciples that even when they are “brought before governors and kings…do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you” (Matthew 10:18-20).
This applied only to those who were inspired in the first century, and not to us today. When we have an opportunity to speak to someone about the gospel, whether it is in a Bible class, a sermon, or a private study, we must be prepared through a study of the Word.
Going into a situation without proper preparation can be dangerous, and often leads to more spiritual harm. The Spirit does not operate in the same manner today; they did not have the completed written Word until at least the second half of the first century.
Today, we have no excuse if we are unprepared to have spiritual conversations. Let us better prepare ourselves by spending time in God’s inspired record daily.
Memory (Fill in the blanks)
Revelation 11:17. “We give You thanks, O Lord God ____________, the One who is and who was and who is to ____________, because You have taken Your great power and ____________.”
Pray for opportunities to prepare and opportunities to share the gospel with those around you.