Experiencing the Spirit: The Power of Pentecost Every Day (Hardcover)
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The first Christians turned the world upside down (Acts 17:6) shaking the gates of hell even in the face of severe persecution. The result: People all around were filled with wonder and amazement (Acts 3:10).What can give Christians today the same impact?
God's Holy Spirit is ready to answer that for us in an awesome way, as Henry Blackaby and his son Mel Blackaby make clear in "Experiencing the Spirit." You ll see how the proof of the Spirit's presence is our awareness of God's personal assignments for us, plus our supernatural enablement to carry out those assignments.You ll find essential clarification on the difference between natural talents and spiritual gifts. You ll explore the dynamics of being filled with the Spirit through intimate relationship with Him, committed obedience, and radical departure from sin.
Instead of considering what you can do "for" God with your abilities and talents, you ll be encouraged here to seek what God wants to do "through" you supernaturally by His Spirit, empowering you beyond your personal competence and capacities. Release the Holy Spirit's work at the very core of your experience of the Christian life as He releases you to serve God as never before.
About the Author
Henry Blackaby is the author of Experiencing God, which has sold 5 million copies and has been translated into 50 languages. He describes Called and Accountable as his sequel to that work. Henry is president of Blackaby Ministries International, an organization he founded to help people experience God in a more intimate way. Born in British Columbia, he has devoted his lifetime to ministry. Henry has served as a music director, education director, and pastor in churches in California and Canada, as well as president of Canadian Baptist Theological College for seven years and president of the Canadian Southern Baptist Conference. He went on to serve as special assistant to the president at the Home Mission Board (now North American Mission Board) of the Southern Baptist Convention in the area of prayer, revival, and spiritual awakening. He also served as special assistant to the presidents of the International Mission Board and LifeWay Christian Resources. He has provided leadership to thousands of pastors and laymen across North America and has spoken internationally in more than 90 countries of the world. Henry lives with his wife, Marilynn, in Rex, Georgia. He has five children (Richard, Tom, Melvin, Norman, and Carrie), all of whom are serving in Christian ministry, and 14 grandchildren. His long-range goal is to encourage revival and spiritual awakening in the United States, Canada, and across the world through speaking, praying, enlisting, writing, and mentoring.
Melvin Blackaby earned a B.A. from Hardin Simmons University, and an M.Div. and a Ph.D. in theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He co-authored with Henry Blackaby Experiencing God Together: God's Plan to Touch Your World and What's So Spiritual About Your Gifts? He is senior pastor of Bow Valley Baptist Church, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada.