“I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.” (Luke 24:49)
God promised us the Holy Spirit, His divine power manifested in our daily lives. In Luke 24:49, Jesus told the disciples to wait for the dunamis power of God – an explosive power on which the Early Church thrived. Only the power of the Holy Spirit can change lives, and God has promised to place that power within each of us.
The Book of Acts is an account of Jesus’ intended purpose for the power of the Holy Spirit. Acts 1:8 tells us that we are His witnesses in the Earth. This means that your life must be a testimony – it should show the evidence of God and His active, participatory presence. Is the power of the Holy Spirit present in your life?
If you have everything but the Spirit of God, you have nothing. Both your expressions and prayer must have power.
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. (Acts 2:1-6)
The baptism of the Holy Spirit indicates that the Holy Spirit has you. You cannot hurry the Spirit; wait for Him to come, just like the apostles did.
The Holy Spirit will come supernaturally.
You are a spiritual being. The question is, are you spiritually alive or dead?
We need to love God supernaturally.
You can expect the power of God to powerfully move in your life, as in Acts 2:2.
He will come personally as in Acts 2:3, but you first need to invite Him.
The Holy Spirit will fill the whole place (Acts 2:4).
The Church must have the power of the Holy Spirit in order to operate beyond human capacity (Acts 2:6).