You shall be witnesses to ME

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8

When Alfred Nobel discovered an explosive element that was stronger than anything the world had known at the time, he asked a friend and Greek scholar for a word that conveyed the meaning of explosive power. The Greek word was dunamis, and Nobel named his invention “dynamite.”

Dunamis is the same word that Jesus used when He told His disciples, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8). In other words, “You shall receive explosive, dynamite power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.”

Think about how this power transformed the first-century believers. Prior to Pentecost, Simon Peter couldn’t stand up for his faith when strangers asked him if he was a follower of Jesus. After the power of the Holy Spirit was poured out on Pentecost, Peter stood up and boldly preached the gospel, resulting in 3,000 people being saved.

After Saul of Tarsus became a believer on the Damascus Road, God led Ananias to go and pray for him. 
He was then filled with the Holy Spirit, and from that moment on, he went out and proclaimed Christ everywhere, turning the then world upside down.

This power is for a purpose. It is not power to make you feel good. It is power to be a witness for Christ. It is power to change your life and change the world. Have you received this power?

Prayer: Ask the Lord to fill you with His Holy Spirit and manifest His power in your life and ministry.

Scriptural Reading: Acts 1:1-11Source: Dunamis


God is love

God Is Love Agape Love

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.

(1 John 4:8 and 4:16b)
Peter and John of the Bible
Apostles John and Peter race to the tomb on the morning of the resurrection.
Eugene Burnand 1926

The early Christian church was afflicted with doubts, persecution, and false teaching, and the Apostle John addressed all three in his encouraging book of 1 John.

He first established his credentials as as an eyewitness to the resurrection of Jesus Christ, mentioning that his hands had touched the risen Savior. John used the same type of symbolic language as he did in his Gospel, describing God as "light." To know God is to walk in light; to deny him is to walk in darkness.
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Hope you all had a lovely week-end!
Blessings to you my friends!


Prayers needed

Monday the 8th of October

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I have been diagnosed with a hyperthyroidism and tomorrow I will have a iodine tablet treatment at Poitiers hospital.
Please pray that the treatment is successful. I must not have any contact with children or pregnant women for two weeks so this is going to be very strange indeed. I will miss teaching my lovely pupils at school. Steven is looking after me. 
I put my trust in the Lord, he will keep me safe under his wings. Even though we know that tests are allowed so that we are refined as fire, it was a bit of shock! My Father in heaven will see me through this storm, I let him in charge of my ship, he will calm the sea and bring me to a safe harbour. Thank you Abba for your all the amazing blessings you pour on us. Thank you Jesus. Amen