The Holy Spirit Possesses Power

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Rom. 15:13 

It is by the power of the Holy Spirit that we have hope. (See Also: Hope)

  • Our hope is in a resurrection. [Act. 24:15]
  • We hope that we will share the glory of God. [Rom. 5:2; Col. 1:27]
  • We hope that we are saved. [Rom. 8:24]
  • We hope in a future righteousness [Gal. 5:5]
  • We hope on certain riches. [1Tim. 6:17]

Hope in Moses

Your hope can be set on the Holy Spirit or it can be set on Moses.

Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; it is Moses who accuses you, on whom you set your hope. John 5:45

However if your hope is set on Moses, Moses himself will condemn you for he wrote of Messiah.[John 5:46]

. . . by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Holy Spirit, so that from Jerusalem and as far round as Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ, Rom. 15:19

The Power of the Gospel

It is by the Holy Spirit’s power that the Gospel is preached, and one must therefore assume received.

And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. Is. 11:2

The Spirit has the power to bring you to salvation as well as to keep you in salvation.

But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. John 14:26

Messiah’s Power

While Messiah walked the earth the power he had was from the Holy Spirit and not His own.

. . . that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with might through his Spirit in the inner man, Eph. 3:16 

Our strength and power to do the work of the Lord comes from the Holy Spirit. We are never left to our own strength.

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