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Thursday, August 27th, 2015
CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
2 Corinthians 1:12-2:11
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Commentary from Pastor Mike White:
Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. – 2 Cor 1:21-22
The Holy Spirit lives in us as a guarantee. A guarantee of what exactly? Yes, He is our guarantee that when we die, we will go to Heaven. But He is also our guarantee that Heaven starts here and now!
Jesus told His disciples to pray that earth would look like Heaven (Matt 6:10). Our mandate is to release Heaven on earth; and our guarantee that the things we pray for will come to pass is God’s Holy Spirit in us! Scripture calls us to even “greater works” (Jn 14:12) than Jesus performed in Scripture, because we are filled with the same Holy Spirit as Him!
When you pray, expect the same results as Jesus. Know that you are not praying alone; you are praying with God’s Holy Spirit. He will tell you what to pray, and He will give power and authority to your prayers.
Father, I declare that there is supernatural power in my prayers! When I pray, the Holy Spirit gives life to my prayers in exactly the same way He did when Jesus prayed on the earth! I want to release Heaven on earth, in Jesus’ name.
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