What we proclaim comes out of the overflow of our own relationship with Jesus Christ. We live in a time when it seems like everyone is hustling for something. If our witness isn’t genuine, then no one will listen. But as followers of Jesus Christ, we are genuine witnesses of the resurrection of Christ. We preach and teach what we know and have experienced in our own lives.
The peace of God is part fruit of the Spirit that holds others together. That is why almost every attack of the enemy is designed to steal our peace first. Satan knows if he can rob us of our peace we will quickly lose our patience, love, faith, and so on. That is why we are told in Philippians 4:7, “And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” As long as we abide in the peace of God, our hearts and minds will remain in Christ Jesus.
Simon believe in Philip’s God, he had acted on that belief. But the question, however, was whether he was willing to follow Christ Jesus and live for the glory of God or try to use this power only for his own benefit.
The lesson is very clear, God can and does release great power through the Holy Spirit. God can use you and me to accomplish great things for the kingdom. God will always look at our heart as we desire His power, wealth, healing and all he can offer.