Too often we draw lines in the sand. We emphasize knowing the Bible without welcoming the work of the Holy Spirit. Or we focus on the Spirit, seeking signs, wonders and manifestations while neglecting sound biblical teaching.
This divide prevents our becoming the effective, empowered people He wants us to be.
When we prize the Word over the Spirit or the Spirit over the Word, we miss an element central to our faith. Just as reliably as with a mathematical equation, we need both the Word and the Spirit to live as God intends and to access the power available to us to draw a lost world to His Son.
It's time to erase the lines, bridge the gap, balance the equation.
Only when the Word is honored and the Holy Spirit welcomed will the Lord manifest His power, bringing salvation, understanding, miracles, healings and much more. Only then can you live the truly effective, fruitful life He has empowered you to live.
R. T. Kendall
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