A Word from the Lord with Archbishop Foley Beach

Life in the Spirit: Part 2 – Consequences of Walking in the Power of the Holy Spirit

July 16, 2017

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Message Summary:

God desires us to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit; however, there may consequences when we are in the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus provided us with the gift of the Holy Spirit, and He provides us with a model for walking in the power of the Holy Spirit. there are consequences to us when we live and walk in the power of the Holy Spirit. We are given the Holy Spirit because we are followers of Jesus; and Jesus, through Holy Spirit, empowers, baptizes, and indwells us with His Spirit and His fruits of His Spirit. As followers of Jesus, we will be known by our fruit; therefore, we should have the fruit of Jesus in our lives. In Galatians 5:22-24, Paul describes the “Fruits of the Spirit”: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control . . . And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.".

Wherever the Holy Spirit indwells us, there is God’s energy, action, and power. In Luke 4:18, Jesus tells those worshiping with Him on the Sabbath in the Synagogue that: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he [God] has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.". On the other hand, when we have been anointed, like Jesus, with the power of the Holy Spirit, we, like Jesus teaching in His synagogue in Nazareth, receive negative pushback and condescension from our friends, family, and/or the world. Often, the Holy Spirit goes right to the very heart of our sins to get to the controlling issue or problem, thereby disrupting our lives or the lives of others.

Our lives are effected from the Holy Spirit’s indwelling by: 1) the Holy Spirit often leading us to the dry and barren places in our lives so that we learn to trust Him; 2) being tempted even though we have the power of the Holy Spirit; 3) like Jesus, conducting our ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit; 4) having the Holy Spirit helps us to interpret Scripture; and 5) realizing that, often, when we speak in the power of the Holy Spirit, His Word will not be well received, and the listeners’ responses will not be pleasant to us.

Jesus is Lord, and He is still sovereign and on His Kingdom’s throne; therefore, no matter what comes our way when we live in the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus has our backs. However, we cannot live our lives as followers of Jesus without living in the indwelled power of the Holy Spirit. Remember, when we live in the power of the Holy Spirit, God always has the victory!

 

Today’s Affirmation: Today, I affirm that because of what God has done for me in His Son, Jesus, I AM RIGHTEOUS IN GOD’S EYES. God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21).

Scripture Reference (ESV): Luke 4:14-30; Mark 6:1-6; 1 John 2:1-3; 2 Peter 1:21. 

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About A Word from the Lord

The vision of A Word from the Lord is to share Biblical teaching using the instruments of radio, print, computer, the Internet, and satellite technology so that people might hear and apply the WORD of GOD and discover the Gospel of Jesus the Messiah.

In today’s world of confusing and conflicting messages from the Church, a major goal of A Word from the Lord can be summarized from Nehemiah when: They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving meaning so that the people could understand what was being read (Nehemiah 8:8,NIV). With all the clutter in today's media venues, A Word from the Lord, seeks to proclaim in simple terms the ancient Faith of the Scriptures. As the Apostle Paul has written for us: So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ (Romans 10:17, ESV).

About Archbishop Foley Beach

The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach is the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).

Founded in 2009, the ACNA unites some 112,000 Anglicans in nearly 1,000 congregations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico into a single Church. It is an emerging Province in the global Anglican Communion, and the ACNA has planted nearly 500 churches in the past five years.

Archbishop Beach served as the Rector and Pastor of Holy Cross Anglican Church in Loganville, Georgia from its founding in February 2004 until December, 2013. On October 9, 2010, he was consecrated as the first Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South (ADOTS) in the ACNA, and in June 2014, he was elected by his fellow bishops to serve as the Archbishop of the ACNA. Additionally, Dr. Beach is president of the Anglican Relief and Development Fund (ARDF).

Dr. Beach is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, the School of Theology at the University of the South and Georgia State University. He has served in ministry with Young Life, the Episcopal Church, and the Anglican Church. Dr. Beach has been married for more than 30 years, and he and his wife have two grown children and make their home in the Metro-Atlanta area.

Dr. Beach’s passion is to share the Word of God in such a way as to help others discover the incredible and living Jesus. Dr. Beach’s A Word from the Lord radio ministry can be heard each week on radio stations throughout the United States and on the Internet. A Word from Lord’s Weekly Broadcast is a 25-minute Biblical Teaching ministry, and A Word from the Lord’s One-Minute Messages offer a daily challenge from the Scriptures.

Dr. Beach shares years of Biblical and theological study in addition to more than 40 years of ministry experience as he shepherds the ACNA and ADOTS. Reaching out through the church, the radio, weekly email messages, the Internet, and newspaper columns, in clear and concise ways, he brings out the principles of the Word of God so that listeners may apply them in their lives.

His personal favorite scripture is: Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV).

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