Pastor Tim Romero

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Acts 6:8-10

Acts 6:8–10 (ESV): "8 And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people. 9 Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of those from Cilicia and Asia, rose up and disputed with Stephen. 10 But they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking."

It's one thing to argue against the human mind and intellect but its a completely different animal to try and argue against the Holy Spirit.

After being appointed a deacon in the Church because he was filled with the Spirit of God, Stephen began to perform great signs and wonders.  The Holy Spirit began to use Stephen supernaturally.  Those of the synagogue of the Freedman, interesting name since they were anything but free, and a few more selective groups didn't like what the Holy Spirit was doing through Stephen so they began to contend with him, little did they know they were contending with the Spirit of God.  That is an argument you cannot win.

"God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God." 1 Corinthians 1:27-29. Allow Him to use you today.  You don't have to be smart or athletic, you just have to be willing to say and do whatever He leads you to say or do.  Walk in the Spirit and you will most certainly see Him ruffle some feathers.

Father, all praise, honor and glory be to You, who confound the wise with wisdom from above.  Thank You for ruffling my feathers and bringing me to a place of surrender through the wisdom of Your Holy Spirit.  Use me now to do the same in others lives in Jesus name, amen!

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