Wednesday, March 14, 2012

We Must Acquire The Right Power

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

If our message is to be accepted; if our methods are to be successful; if our mindset is to be right; we need the help of the Holy Spirit.

The disciples were promised that the Spirit of God was coming, and when He came, He would fill them with God’s power (Luke 24:49).

When that power came on the day of Pentecost, those terrified disciples, who had been hiding from the Jews in fear, became bold preachers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:1-21). When they preached the Gospel, 3,000 souls were saved (Acts 2:41).

What made the difference? It wasn’t their eloquence. It wasn’t their oratory. It wasn’t their delivery. What made the difference was the power of God on their lives!

That same power is available to us today! If we are going to have the power of God on our witness, our words and our works, we must get our lives in the kind of shape the Lord can bless and use. We must be like the early church (Acts 2:42-47). When we do, we will see the Lord pour out His power on our witness to the world.

We desperately need God’s power on our lives and on our church. We will never enjoy His unction and power until our hearts are right with one another and with Him.

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