I fell at his feet to worship him, but he wouldn't let me. "Don't do that," he said. "I'm a servant just like you, and like your brothers and sisters who hold to the witness of Jesus. The witness of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
The translators differ on whether or not the word "spirit" should be a capital "S" or a lowercase "s." The differences in this one passage are small. You see, the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth — our assurance that we can know, understand, and apply the truth about Jesus. So when we hear true testimony, when people give true witness to Jesus, then the Holy Spirit is right there supporting that message, using that message to convict people of sin, and bringing comfort from that message to those in need. When we speak the truth about Jesus, the Holy Spirit is there giving power to the truth about Jesus.
Almighty God, as I seek to influence others to follow Jesus, I pray for the power and leading of the Holy Spirit so that the words I say are true, timely, and touching to the hearts of those who need to know Jesus as Savior and follow Jesus as Lord. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
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