You will be My witnesses…


Listen to what the Lord Jesus said to the 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

The reason for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit is to turn the followers of the Lord Jesus into living witnesses of His resurrection.

To serve as a witness of Someone who died and resurrected, but is no longer physically present among us, is only possible when the person “receives” or “is possessed” by His Spirit.

The Spirit of the Lord Jesus “possesses” His disciples so that they will not only be resurrected but also to testify and prove the resurrection of His Son with undeniable evidence.

God has raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His Power. I Corinthians 6.14

“…knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you.” 2 Corinthians 4.14

Once possessed with the Spirit of Jesus, the disciple’s mind, character and scent will be significantly identified with the Lord Jesus’ mind, character and scent, which were revealed during His earthly ministry.

This means:

Forgive evildoers (murderers, criminals, etc.), like Jesus before those who mistreated Him on Calvary. (Luke 23.33-34)

Do not judge, do not condemn and always forgive. (Luke 6.37)

Do not resist an evil person; whoever slaps you on your cheek, turn the other to him also. (Matthew 5.39)

Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, because if you love those who love you, what reward do you have or what difference does it make? (Matthew 5.44-46)

These are some of the basic principles of the Mind and Character of God.

Some may say: This is impossible! I am human, I am not God…

Yes, but God never asks us for something that we will not be able to do!

When you are possessed by His Spirit, there is no way your behavior will not be similar to His.

Given this, who will doubt of the resurrection of Jesus?
Bishop Edir Macedo
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