Have you ever been somewhere and had the power go out? Whether the power is out for minutes, hours, or days, it is very disorienting—especially when you are not in your own home.
God’s Word reminds us that this world is not our home. So, when we are experiencing a power outage in the spiritual realm, it feels all the more confusing, and it can have catastrophic consequences.
“For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.”—Hebrews 13:14 (NLT)
When we experience a power outage, we immediately start to question our surroundings and circumstances. We are curious as to what or who caused the loss of power and how long we are going to be without it.
The irony is, many Believers are walking around with false beliefs that are diluting the Holy Spirit and leaving them powerless. Yet, they fail to notice what has stolen it—or that it is even gone!
Why does this happen? Simply put, it happens because supersessionism is stealing the power of the Holy Spirit from you.
Supersessionism is a form of replacement theology that puts man's thoughts and words before God’s teachings from His Word. This diluted Gospel can silently destroy the blessings that God has for you.
In order to understand what supersessionism is stealing, you must understand the value of what is lost. So far, we have looked at the consequences of the following:
Now, let's take a closer look at the cost of diluting the Holy Spirit.
The Power of the Spirit
Many Believers sell themselves short when it comes to the power and authority they have through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is supernatural—not of this world—and born of God. The Bible says that His power comes to rest on anyone who surrenders to Yeshua and accepts Him as Savior.
“Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”—Luke24:49
But not just any power… God’s power! The disciples were common, sinful people who chose to follow Jesus. They were given the Holy Spirit, and look at what they accomplished through the power of the Holy Spirit in the book of Acts.
“And in Lystra, a certain man without strength in his feet was sitting, a cripple from his mother’s womb, who had never walked. This man heard Paul speaking. Paul, observing him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed, said with a loud voice, ‘Stand up straight on your feet!’ And he leaped and walked.”—Acts 14:8-10 (emphasis added)
This Scripture is showing the power of transformation that is possible through the Holy Spirit. The entire Book of Acts records miracle after miracle performed by disciples empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Yeshua did not want His disciples to miss the significance of the Spirit. He told them that they would be better off when He returned to the Father, because once He was gone, they would receive the Helper.
“Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.”—John 16:7 (emphasis added)
It is time for us to assess whether we are in the faith and walking in alignment with the Holy Spirit…
- “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.”—2 Corinthians 13:5
…or walking crippled with our heads down. The good news is that the Holy Spirit can empower the crippled to stand upright. The difference for the cripple in the book of Acts was his faith and expectancy!
“And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple; who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for alms. And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, ‘Look at us.’ So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. Then Peter said, ‘Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.’ And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.”—Acts 3:2-7 (emphasis added)
Are you walking crippled today, while at the same time not expecting or believing the Holy Spirit can restore your strength to get you through whatever struggles are in your life? This man, crippled and lame from birth, did not know what it was like to be restored. Yet, because of his expectancy, he received.
Ask yourself today if you are expecting to receive the power of the Holy Spirit or consumed with doubt. Then ask the Holy Spirit to turn your heart, mind, will, and emotions to His so that He can strengthen you. So that you can walk blessed, and you can become a testimony to those around you—just as the lame man was to those standing outside the Beautiful Gate.
“Then they knew that it was he who sat begging alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.”—Acts 3:10
How to Recognize When You Are Losing Your Power and Diluting the Holy Spirit
What should you do when you realize that supersessionism is stealing your source of power? Simply put, you must renounce the lie! We must live free in the timeless Gospel of Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Messiah). It is necessary to learn and, more importantly, believe God’s truth. Faith is the catalyst that ignites the fire of the Holy Spirit.
Time and culture may be a part of the dilution process, but they are no match for the Lord. He is timeless and unchanging. His Word was and will always be relevant and powerful.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines…”—Hebrews 13:8-9
The Bible calls us to check everything against God’s original Word and intent because He knew that there would be false teaching diluting the Holy Spirit and crippling Believers in their anointing.
“These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.”—Acts 17:11 (emphasis added)
Signs that you’re falling victim to a diluted spirit include the following:
- You believe that the Spirit within you is different from the one that the disciples had.
- You feel as if God’s Spirit is not capable or is not willing to perform miracles anymore.
- You believe that the Holy Spirit is only good as a conscience and has no other powers or blessings to offer.
If you have fallen victim to any of these replacement theologies, then it is clear that your Holy Spirit has been diluted and thus is not equipping you for every good work that God has called you to do—which is your divine calling and purpose. Without being immersed and walking in the Spirit, you cannot fulfill your assignment.
“And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power”—1 Corinthians 2:4
“I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.”—Galatians 5:16-18
God’s Word warns that the consequences of following a diluted Spirit are dire. The Holy Spirt was meant to be your biggest asset. Is He?
“Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.”—Matthew 12:31-32
If not, it is time to reclaim the power that supersession is stealing from you! Then you can begin to realize God’s anointing on your life and, through the strength of the Holy Spirit, begin to walk it out.
Take Back What Is Yours | Supersessionism Is Stealing Your Source of Power… and More
In order to get back what has been stolen, you need to recognize what is missing. Through prayer and devotional time with the Lord, the Holy Spirit can begin to reveal His power in and through your life.
When Believers use the power of the Spirit to decipher their true identity in God, they become free to walk in the protective cover of that identity.
You must stop believing in a diluted Spirit to be able to walk in the full inheritance that God has for you. That inheritance offers you all the covenant blessings that were given to Israel, God’s first love.
Understanding the Hebraic roots of your faith is a powerful way to be able to grasp the fullness of God’s blessing for you. Do not let another day go by with supersessionism stealing your inheritance.
Learn more about your inheritance and the power and authority that has been imparted to you by the blood of Yeshua.
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