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In today’s session, you will look at two different types of faith: rowboat faith and powerboat faith. Rowboat faith requires you to strain at the oars and do all the work. But powerboat faith has a motor who does the work for you. This motor is the Holy Spirit.
Being "sealed" by the Holy Spirit is a guarantee of a new identity. You no longer have to walk in disappointment, convinced that life has no guarantees. For while this world may not provide such assurances, your heavenly Father certainly does.
The anointing and intercessory work of the Holy Spirit are two more ways God shows you he is with you, always, even in the dark moments when you are on your knees with no words to pray. When the pain is too much, the anguish too deep, God steps in and prays on your behalf.
At the moment of your conversion, the Holy Spirit gifted you with gifts, not only for your own benefit but also for the benefit of those around you. The gifts you have spill out to others—blessing them, encouraging them, and healing them.