Empowered By The Spirit
And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high (Luke 24:49).
Before His crucifixion, the Lord Jesus promised the disciples and others who would believe in Him that not only will they do the works He did, they would do even greater works (John 14:12). Jesus made this promise because on His request, the Father was sending the Holy Spirit to reside in us—to enable and empower us for the miraculous: “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever” (John 14:12-13AMP).
Through the power of the Holy Spirit living in you, there’s absolutely no height of success or victory you can’t achieve. 2 Corinthians 4:7 says, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” You have inside you the supernatural elixir for victory; you can do all things through the Holy Spirit that lives in you. He’s the One that brings into your life the enablement to blaze new trails and cause new things to happen.
From the Master’s emphasis in our theme verse, He knew we wouldn’t be able to fulfil the divine call without the divine enablement that the Holy Spirit brings. Blessed be God; we’ve been endued with power from on high for the miraculous: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you…” (Acts 1:8). The Holy Spirit has enabled you to produce proofs of Christ’s resurrection and the reality of God’s Kingdom. He’s all you need to live supernaturally in this life.
Remember, the Holy Spirit in the life of Jesus made Him “the Christ” and enabled Him to do the mighty works He did. That same Spirit lives in you today; He has anointed you, and made it possible for you to do the impossible. Never again say you’re helpless or ordinary; the “enabler”—the Holy Spirit—has taken up residence in you, making you more than able for any task.
Dear Father, I thank you for filling me with your precious Holy Spirit, who has made me more than a man and has made my life truly supernatural. I can do all things through Christ, and I’m grateful for your anointing that works in me mightily, causing me to live victoriously every day, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Acts 1:8AMP; 2 Corinthians 3:5-6
1 Year Bible reading plan: Matthew 15:29-16:1-12; Exodus 3-5
2 Year Bible reading plan: Matthew 9:1-13; Genesis 23