The effectiveness of every believer in Christ is dependent upon the presence and empowerment of the Holy Spirit. The last words of Jesus to His disciples before He ascended into Heaven were:
“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 NKJV).
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” (Acts 10:38 NKJV).
While being born of the Spirit produces the new birth,
being empowered for service comes about when we are baptized in the Spirit.
The last days will know an unprecedented display of the power of God like we have never known. However, it is not an automatic display. The Bible says, “…earnestly desire and cultivate the spiritual endowments (gifts).” (1Corinthians 14:1 The Amplified Bible).
“Now about Spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want
you to be ignorant.
“Go into all the world and preach the good news to
Your desire is key! If you and I do not
earnestly desire the gifts of the Spirit to be in manifestation in our
lives, there is little God can do to help us!
Vision For Life Ministries
P.O. Box 3553 Broken Arrow, OK. 74013 USA