MONDAY, MAY 18
Scripture: Acts 18:24,25
Acts 18:24,25 says, “Now a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man and mighty in the Scriptures, came to Ephesus. This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things of the Lord, though he knew only the baptism of John.” It is obvious that we can know accurately the way of the Lord without the baptism of the Holy Spirit. But the baptism of the Holy Spirit adds discernment and the demonstration of how to implement the way of the Lord. So the baptism of the Holy Spirit is needed. Isn’t it interesting that before they were taught the baptism of the Holy Spirit, they were taught the way of the Lord. Apparently the way of the Lord was the most essential thing in the early church. It was more important than even the baptism of the Holy Spirit. What are we going to do with this? We need to take a page out of Scripture and realize something. The way of the Lord is absolutely essential. The New Testament church, as we see it in Scripture, is not represented by today’s church. The New Testament church had both the power of the Spirit and a foundation in the way of the Lord. It is time both were recovered! We desperately need them!