Tag: Gospel

Power of the Holy Spirit

Octavius Winslowby Octavious Winslow

“Our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction!” 1 Thessalonians 1:5

Apart from the Spirit, the Bible cannot quicken, nor sanctify, nor comfort. It may be . . . read constantly, and searched deeply, and known accurately, and understood partially, and quoted appropriately. Yet, left to its own unassisted power, it comes but in word only, producing no hallowing, no abiding, no saving results.

Unaccompanied by the power of the Holy Spirit, the Bible is inactive and inoperative–a mere dead letter!

All that we spiritually know . . . of ourselves, of God, of Jesus, of His Word–
we owe to the supernatural teaching of the Holy Spirit. All the real light, sanctification, strength and comfort we possess on our way to glory–we must ascribe to Him.

by Octavius Winslow

The Hidden Story Of The Bounty

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

The famous story “Mutiny on the Bounty” is true. In the course of the mutiny, nine mutineers along with six native island men and twelve native women of Tahiti went ashore in Pitcairn Island in 1790. They soon started distilling alcohol, and the new colony descended into depravity and debauchery. But the story has a little-known surprise ending. Within ten years, only one of the original mutineers survived, now surrounded by native women and children. One day, while going through a chest from the mother ship, the “Bounty,” the sailor found a Bible. He began reading it and teaching it to the others. It transformed his life and ultimately the lives of all the islanders. In 1808, the USS Topas landed on Pitcairn Island. They found a thriving colony that had no alcohol, no jail, and no crime. That’s the power of the Gospel; to change a tragic story into a story of blessing. So, too, for the story of your life and for every situation in your life: Apply His word, and your “Mutiny on the Bounty” will also become a blessed story!

Today’s Mission – Today, apply the story of the Gospel to every part of your life, especially those untouched parts, and let God have His way.

by Jonathan Cahn