Power of the Cross Blog

 

A Christian blog with articles to inspire and edify. Videos to build your faith in God All posts are created from the belief that faith in Christ and Him crucified is how we receive every good thing from God. When our faith is in the correct object, the Holy Spirit can work through us, bringing out the Power of God in our life. 

 

Jesus Film

 
Over 425 million people have come to Christ through watching this film, The Jesus Film. It is available in over 1000 languages 
 


Roadblocks

 
Are you at a point in your life that you feel like throwing in the towel? Do you feel like you are stuck and cannot move forward? Don’t feel alone. Roadblocks happen to every child of God at some point in their journey. The great Apostle Paul encountered delays in his efforts to bring the Gospel to the Gentiles.
 
Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.” – 1 Thessalonians 2:18
 
Look at the word hindered. This is an old Greek word ( EGKOPTO ) originally used to describe a depreciated road that was impassable. Paul used this word to describe the efforts of satan to stop him from traveling to the churches in Thessalonica. The devil was putting up roadblocks to halt the great Apostle because of the great calling Paul had from God.

What if Paul allowed those roadblocks to stop him? What if Paul would have just his calling to bring the Gospel to the Gentiles? Thank God he didn’t!!! Paul understood that evil forces were hindering him. He knew that satan was trying to put up roadblocks to stop the calling of God.

The lesson for us is this: the next time you want to quit in your walk with God, rest assured that you are by no means the first Christian to have these feelings. In fact, the greater the call upon your life, the greater the opposition will be from satan.

Paul’s faith in the promises of God kept him going. Despite what satan tries to do, God will always have the last word. His will for your life will come to pass if you will not quit. The Power of the Holy Spirit will give you the strength to finish your course in life if you just don’t stop.

Your journey may seem like an impassable road with roadblocks are every turn. Just remember the old adage “IF YOU WON’T QUIT, GOD WON’T QUIT!”


Holy Spirit Comforter

The Comforter

Holy Spirit Comforter

The Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit – John 14:26


The dispensation of the Holy Spirit has been ongoing since the birth of the Church ( Acts 2:47). This is the time in which Jesus cheers us on. Not by his personal presence but by the indwelling and constant abiding of the Holy Spirit, who is the Comforter of those who have accepted Jesus as Savior. It is his office to console the hearts of God’s people. He convinces of sin. Holy Spirit illuminates and instructs. But still the main part of His work lies in making glad the hearts of the regenerated believer. He strengthens the weak and lifts up all those that are downtrodden. He does this by revealing Jesus to them. The Holy Spirit consoles, but Christ is the consolation.
 
The Holy Spirit is the Physician, but Jesus is the medicine. Holy Spirit heals the wound, but it is by applying the holy ointment of Christ’s name and grace. He takes not of his own things, but of the things of Christ. So if we give to the Holy Spirit the Greek name of Paraclete, as we sometimes do, then our heart confers on our blessed Lord Jesus the title of Paraclesis.
 
Holy Spirit is the Comforter. Jesus is the Comfort. Now, with such rich provision for our need, why should the Christian be sad and depressed ? The Holy Spirit has graciously engaged to be your Comforter. Why should the believer be weak and trembling? Do you think Holy Spirit will be negligent of his Sacred trust? Do you think He has undertaken what he cannot or will not perform? If it is His work to strengthen you, and to comfort you, do you suppose he has forgotten you? Do you think He will fail in the loving office which He sustains towards you? No!  Think no such thing of the tender and blessed Spirit whose name is “the Comforter.” He delights to give the oil of joy for sorrow, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. Trust in him and He will surely comfort you till the house of sorrow is closed for ever, and the marriage feast has begun.
 
 
Modern translation of Spurgeon “Morning and Evening” by Pastor Wilson