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Series: Under the Influence
I want you to imagine that someone has given you a $100,000 automobile. Okay, have you got that working in your imagination? You get the keys, the title, you walk out to the driveway where it is parked, and you slip behind the wheel all the while admiring the beauty and the luxury that you see inside this gorgeous machine! It literally has everything that could ever come on any kind of automobile!
Now imagine that you insert the key into the ignition and turn it, yet nothing happens! You look around and see the dashboard lit up and you check everything; it seems to be in working order…and then you see it! The gas gauge in pegged on empty! You are simply out of gas!
Now the truth of the matter is; no matter how much that automobile is worth, no matter what technological wizardry it possesses, and no matter how much horsepower it has…without gas, you are not going to go anywhere. You can’t enjoy it unless you particularly like sitting in a parked car, in your driveway. Truth is, it will not be able to do what it was made to do, without fuel to make it go!
Lots and lots of people have made that same painful discover about life. And unfortunately many, many Christians are trying to make their Christian life go…without any gas to make it go. So they sit in the church and they try real hard and they keep turning the key, adjusting the seats and the mirror, listening to the radio…but they are basically in the same place now they were five, ten, or twenty years ago!
If you have invited Christ to live in your life, you have dynamite POWER living inside you…BUT, you can live a firecracker kind of life. As 2 Timothy 3:5 says, we can have a "form of godliness" and at the same time, "deny its power."
God has given us the answer to this power shortage problem in our lives. The answer is to be filled with the Holy Spirit!
Those verses seem so cle ...
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