Wait until the power comes down from above

Acts 1:8“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.”

Without receiving the power of the Holy Spirit, our witnessing will not bear any fruits. Our words will just be empty unless the power of the Holy Spirit is at the core and the foundation of our preaching.

The Word of God is the absolute truth and the one who is true in nature can’t be supported by the fleeting emotions. If a preacher goes out just for the sake of expressing his emotions, there will be no gain. Neither in the sight of God nor beneficial to the listener.

A child of God who has waited to get empowered by the Holy Spirit, goes out with life giving force. His preaching may not be decorated with words of human wisdom nor loaded with emotional testimonials, but powerful enough to go straight to the spiritual core passing through the zone of fleeting emotions bringing many to the feet of the Lord.

People witness for various reasons. Some  for genuine reasons and others to gain glory for themselves or make material gain. Whatever the reason is, if the message has not been prepared in the humble submission of God while waiting for the guidance of the Holy Spirit,  it won’t bring about the desired result. Holy Spirit breathes life giving power to our words. Without the anointing of the Spirit, nothing can be achieved.

Do you want to be a witness for Christ?  Wait and ask the Lord to send his Holy Spirit that will empower you. The power is not in your knowledge nor in your words but in the force that gives life to everyone in this world and the world to come.


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