8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you ; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. NKJV
When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you are going receive power. Power for being His witnesses to the world. Why are there believers that are not walking in God’s joy, His overflowing love, His goodness, God’s supernatural health, His prosperity? Is it because they are not saved? Certainly not! The Word of God says believe and you shall be saved (Romans 10:8,9).
Of course, there are areas where believers need to get their minds renewed (ie. Overeating, breaking bad habit, etc.). However, most of the time, a defeated Christian is defeated because they are not filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. If you are filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, you have the power to be His witnesses. If you are not filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, then guess what? You are not filled with the power of God. You don’t have the supernatural power of God to win the victory. How do you get the power of the Holy Spirit?
The Word of God says by the laying on of hands (Acts 8:18) we receive the Holy Spirit. It is not something that comes by osmosis when you accept Jesus. If you have accepted Jesus as your Messiah (Savior) then you are ready for the Holy Spirit. If you are at a Spirit-filled church, go to the pastor and leadership of your church today. Ask them to pray for the infilling of the Holy Spirit for you. If the pastor doesn’t know what you are talking about, then that is a pretty good sign that you are at the wrong church. Get yourself to a Spirit-filled church. Get the power of God in you today!
Posted on 7 December, 2007