Emanna for 03/29/2020
An Accomplished Fact
John 20:22 And when He had said this, He breathed into them and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:1 And as the day of Pentecost was being fulfilled, they were all together in the same place. (2) And suddenly there was a sound out of heaven, as of a rushing violent wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. (4) And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Words of Ministry
We praise the Lord for the breathing of the Spirit in John 20 and for the blowing of the Spirit in Acts 2. The breathing is for life, and the blowing is for move. Furthermore, the breathing gives us inner strength, and the blowing gives us outer authority. Through the breathing and the blowing we are fully equipped. Just as the crucifixion is an accomplished fact, so the breathing of the Spirit of life and the blowing of the Spirit of power are also accomplished facts. We should simply believe the report and take the facts. Where is the report? The report is in the Bible. What are the facts? The facts are that the Lord has breathed the Spirit of life into His believers and has blown His Spirit of power upon them. When some hear about believing the report and taking the facts concerning the essential and economical aspects of the Spirit, they may say, "I don't feel that the Spirit of life has been breathed into me, and I don't feel that the Spirit of power is upon me." If someone said this to me, I would reply, "Do you not believe that the Lord Jesus died for you? Certainly you do, even without feeling anything. You believe it because the Bible tells you so. Likewise, you need to believe that the Lord Jesus has breathed Himself as the Spirit of life into the disciples, including you. You also need to believe that the Lord Jesus has blown Himself as the Spirit of power upon us all."
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life- study of Acts, pp. 55-56. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.