But ye shall receive power, after that 
the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and 
ye shall be witnesses unto me both in 
Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in 
Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of 
the earth (Acts 1:8).
tuesday 17
Have you ever thought about the fact that 
God chose you before you were born, to be 
His witness? He knew you and foreordained you to 
live for His glory. The Bible says,  “For whom he did 
foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed 
to the image of his Son…” (Romans 8:29). 
God foreordained and planned that through you, 
He’ll bless and transform the lives of those in your 
world and in regions beyond. He set you apart to do 
His will, and to be His witness.  
The Apostle Paul, understanding this, echoed 
the same message in Galatians 1:15-16: “But when it 
pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s 
womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son 
in me, that I might preach him among the heathen….” 
Paul’s passion and unrivalled commitment to the 
Gospel resulted from his knowledge and understanding 
that he was chosen and sent of God to turn the 
Gentiles from darkness to light, and from the power 
of Satan unto God. 
Recall his profound statement of commitment 
to the Gospel in 1 Corinthians 9:16:  “For though I 
preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for 
necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I 
preach not the gospel!” Become aware, convinced, 
and challenged by the divine mandate and obligation 
to preach the Gospel. 
As in our opening verse, the power of the Holy 
Spirit in your life is to make you an effective witness 
of Jesus Christ; a minister of reconciliation. You’ve 
been given the mandate to preach the Gospel to every 
creature (Mark 16:15), and make disciples and pupils 
of the nations (Matthew 28:19). Make this your focus, 
and experience true fulfillment in your life.
Thank you, blessed Lord, for the power of the Holy 
Spirit working in, and through me to bring salvation 
to others. Preaching the Gospel to those in my 
world and in the regions beyond is my passion and 
purpose for living. Today, as the Gospel is preached 
and taught around the world, many come to the 
knowledge of Christ, and into their inheritance in 
Him, in Jesus’ Name. Amen. 
1 Corinthians 9:16-18; Matthew 28:19-20

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