by Jesse Hendley

Jesse M. Hendley
October 11, 1907---November 30, 1994
Acts 1:8

I am speaking today to Christians. God wants to bless
us but He can do it only as we are filled with His
Holy Spirit. Nothing is more important in Christian
service than to realize this truth. W need power for
service, the power of the Holy Spirit.

We know this is true because Jesus Himself needed the
Holy Spirit. Study the Spirit of God in the life of
Jesus, and you will see that through His entire life
He depended upon the Spirit.

His Birth

When He was born, it was the Holy Spirit Who conceived
Him in the womb of His mother. Jesus had no earthly
father. Joseph was not His father. The angel Gabriel
was sent down to the virgin girl and he said unto her,
"The power of the highest shall overshadow you and
that Holy Thing which is born of you shall be called
the Son of God." So it was the Holy Spirit Who begat
Him in the womb of the virgin. There we have the holy
conception of our Blessed Lord. His pure birth, His
conception by the Holy Spirit. How important it is to
realize this. Jesus Christ was God Incarnate
absolutely pure, spotless, undefiled, holy perfect.

We do not read much about our Lord's life until He
began His marvelous ministry. There is only a brief
account of Him as a lad of twelve in the temple, and
another very brief record of His obedience to His
parents. Then we see Him at the age of thirty when He
began His ministry. Here we see unmistakably that
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, God manifest in the
flesh, needed the power of the Holy Spirit to anoint
Him for service. In any service for the Living God,
there will never be the power, the fullness, the
victory, the blessing, until you have what God wants
you to have---the constant empowering of the Holy

His Baptism

Jesus was baptized and inaugurated for His glorious
work on earth at the Jordan River. John the Baptist
heard ...

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