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Winter 2008 Rapport: Thoughts from the Prez

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“To be most effective, we need
to yield our skills
and wisdom to the Holy Spirit as the leading partner in this divine enterprise of healing.”

“I believe that God created mankind for his purpose and joy. He wants to communicate and re­estab­lish fellowship with his creation. As a Spirit-filled believer, I accept his command to be a witness for him. I also can expect that the Holy Spirit will help me to ‘resonate,’ to reach out and touch the need in someone’s life! The Holy Spirit will take our abilities, studied skills and accumulated wisdom and add his own enablement that will utilize—but go beyond—our own natural talents and learned abilities. He thus gives us an added edge so we can touch and minister and bless.”

These words, penned by my predecessor, Dr. Del Tarr, in The Holy Spirit and Counseling, are still true today. In ministering to troubled people, there are occasions when only the supernatural delivering power of God will effect the desired result.

The empowering Spirit of God can intrude into the tragedies of life and simultaneously be the victorious edge and powerful comforter. The God who has created us can re-create us, and mysteriously, he actually uses human beings as part of that life-giving process. I am pleased that this issue of Rapport focuses on the healing power of Jesus that Spirit-empowered believers can offer to a broken world. To be most effective, we need to yield our skills and wisdom to the Holy Spirit as the leading partner in this divine enterprise of healing. The ministry of Jesus to bring freedom to captives is the kind of healing I commend to you in the following testimonies of God’s goodness.

President Byron D. Klaus

 

To receive monthly commentary from President Klaus by email, visit www.agts.edu/prez_release. Each Prez Release contains thoughts on society, the Bible and the church’s role in today’s world.

Updated: Monday, December 10, 2007 4:37 PM

 

 
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