by David Davis

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Series: The Basic Elements of a Powerful Life
Dr. David Davis
Acts 1:1-3

Evangelist/Revivalist Manley Beasley, who went to be with the Lord in 1990, was probably the greatest testimony of living faith one could have known in this present life. At one time - he had seven terminal diseases and was told he would not live. He did live - and boy did he ever! His life was a living testimony of the power of the God.

Just prior to his death, he was on a dialysis machine, and one day someone approached him. His first words were, "I have just had one of the greatest encounters with God that has literally revolutionized my life." Wow! After all he had seen and experienced in his life and he is sharing one of the most life-changing experiences he had ever had.

Instead of moaning, groaning, crying, and whining -- he has an encounter with Almighty God! The truth is - he had lived his lfe as a victor -- not a victim.

On the other hand - there was a man that professed to be a Christian, but his life was literally on the skids. He told about the failures he was experiencing. His family - his business - his personal life was in shambles. And then he made this comment about his life which is one of the saddest commentaries of a man's life ever heard. He said, "I guess I'm just a pushover for the old devil."

What a contrast! On the one hand - the testimony of a child of God living a life of victory and on the other - a man living a life as a victim.
As a child of God - the basic elements of a powerful life reside within you to enable you to live victoriously on a daily basis.

Imagine yourself as the editor of the Jerusalem Gazette Daily Newspaper in the days of the early disciples. See the newsroom as they try to keep up with the fast-moving events - the circulation would be tremendous.

Note these shocking headlines:
Jesus Arrested! Jesus Found Innocent!
Jesus Crucified Anyway! Jesus Rises From The Grave!

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