A Life Of Power By The Spirit
A Life Of Power
By The Spirit
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be
witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth (Acts 1:8).
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, “…ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you….” What kind of power was He talking about, and what can we do with 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’s beyond yourself! It refers to what we call a “doing-power,” or “working-power”; it’s sometimes translated, “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.
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 fulfill God’s perfect will for me. Thank you for perfecting all that concerns me,
in Jesus Name. Amen.
1Thessalonians 1:5; Acts 6:8
1 Year Bible reading plan: Ephesians 1:15-2:10; Hosea 1-2
2 Year Bible reading plan: John 1:1-13; 2 Samuel 21-22