No Global Mission Without God’s Mighty Spirit
by John Piper from the Cross Conference|Indianapolis (see full video and transcript here)
I wonder if you know why I have complete confidence that the Holy Spirit is mightily at work in this room right now. Or, more specifically — and this is more important — do you know that the Holy Spirit is right now at work powerfully in your life? Can you identify your experience — and I do mean experience — of the Spirit at work in your life now? This very moment?
I’ll tell you my reason for the confidence that he is at work now in this room, and then you can judge if what I say applies to you. The apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 12:3,
No one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit.
The reason I am confident that the Holy Spirit is massively at work in this room is that hundreds of you say in your heart and with your lips, “Jesus is Lord.” You are here at this conference because of this reality. You say and mean from your heart: “I believe in the saving power, the supreme authority, and the unsurpassed beauty of the lordship of Jesus Christ. That saving, authoritative, beautiful lordship is supreme in my life.” Hundreds of you say that, and mean it.
And the Bible says, You can’t do that except by the Spirit. You cannot. Oudeis dunatai — “No one is able to say ‘Jesus is Lord,’ except by in the Holy Spirit.”…
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