torsdag 16. juni 2016

To see the unseen – an effect of The Holy Spirit?

It is challenging and moving to read Stephen’s address and the effect it had on the listeners:
When they heard these things they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth.
But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and said, “Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!”

Acts 7:54-56
With the words ‘but he’, Luke points out the contrast between Stephen and the listeners. Again he stresses that Stephen was full of the Holy Spirit.
That makes a difference:
  • The Spirit filled people ‘gaze’ into heaven. 
  • They see the glory of God. 
  • They see Jesus. 
  • They lift their eyes and see a greater picture. 
  • They see the unseen, the invisible. 
May be Stephen’s challenge “Look!” was the most provoking word in his testimony? May be the listeners wanted to see, but on their own conditions?

A life surrendered to the Holy Spirit, is also a life where He sets the conditions. That is where I long to be, now, every day!

‘Manna’ for today:
The Holy Spirit reveals the unseen.

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