(Use The Power By The Spirit)
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
TO THE BIBLE: “But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.”
(Acts 1:8 AMPC)
As Christians, we’re not ordinary people; we have a supernatural life of power. You received this extraordinary power when the Holy Spirit came into your life.
The Lord Jesus said in our opening verse, “…you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you….” What kind of power was He referring to, and how can we wield it?
The word “power” in this verse is translated from “dunamis” (Greek), and it means dynamic power or ability to cause or effect a change. It refers to miracle-working ability; the ability to make supernatural things happen; power and ability that are beyond yourself! It refers to what we call a “doing-power,” or “working power”; it’s sometimes translated as “might.”
It also means the power of excellence; the extraordinary ability to be efficient and effective in all that you do. This is the life we have in Christ—a life of super productivity and ever-increasing glory!
We’re never to be victims in life. If you’ve found yourself in a predicament, a precarious or desperate situation, don’t cower; don’t give up!
There’s something in you: the life and power of the Spirit to effect changes. You can change any unfavourable situation with this power in you. This is Christianity; it’s a life of dominion.
You don’t need to go from place to place looking for help and seeking power, because the power to effect the changes you desire, lies within you.
Go Deeper: 1 Thessalonians 1:5; Acts 6:8
Speak: Precious Holy Spirit, I appreciate you and acknowledge your awesome power, presence and grace in my life! I’m confident of a greater tomorrow and a day-to-day life of ever-increasing glory because you’re the one taking me by the hand and leading me to fulfil God’s perfect will for me. Thank you for perfecting all that concerns me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading: ONE YEAR 1 Peter 1:22-2:1-25, Jeremiah 50-51
TWO YEAR John 14:1-9, 1 Chronicles 23
Act: Charge up and energise your spirit with the power of the Holy Spirit by speaking in tongues and declaring God’s Word to yourself today.