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But they could not stand up against the wisdom the Spirit gave him as he spoke.
This verse concerns the man known as Stephen. Stephen was one of the seven original deacons of the Early Church. Scripture tells us earlier that each Deacon had been chosen based on two qualifications. They had to be “Full of the Holy Spirit” and “WISDOM.” Stephen was also “Full of Faith” as well. He was such a Miracle Worker and Preacher that the religious leaders could not stand up to him in an argument because of the “Wisdom” the Holy Spirit had given him. So, they finally killed Stephen.
It’s hard to say how many tyrants, wretched politicians, and religious zealots have tried to move their agenda forward by silencing the voice of WISDOM. Here is the eternal hope of the world: there is … “No Standing Up To The Spirit!” The Holy Spirit is the “ENABLER” of every “Follower of Jesus!” When standing in the center of opposition, the Holy Spirit speaks WISDOM in the “Believer’s” seeming darkest hour and the opposition is silenced and scattered. When, as a young man, Jeremiah questioned the call of God on his life for fear of not knowing what to say, the Lord said, “I have put My words in your mouth!” (Jer. 1: 9B) After that, Jeremiah moved out in faith because he knew there’s … “No Standing Up To The Spirit!”
Thank You this AM that You have put Your words in my mouth. I can’t number the times I was in a corner and suddenly the words to speak came to me and trouble vanished. You always keep Your promise. Amen