Understanding the Holy Spirit: The Power of the Holy Spirit

Acts 1:8 AMP
“But you will receive power and ability when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be My witnesses [to tell people about Me] both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth.”
Jesus promised the disciples that they would receive power and ability when the Holy Spirit comes upon them. When we read the book of Acts we have no doubt that they received that power because of the things they were able to accomplish.
The power to be witnesses, to tell people about Jesus is one of the first things we see. On the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit comes upon them, we see Peter preaching and 3000 people get born again. That’s supernatural. To imagine that these men and women who had locked themselves up were now bold enough to step out into the public and preach such a bold message is impressive. Remember Peter was a mere fisherman but now by the power of the Holy Spirit he becomes this mighty preacher who is able to eloquently preach the gospel without fear or compromise. On several occasions we see the apostles being thrown into prison and whipped some like Paul even stoned and left for dead but that seems to make them even bolder in declaring their faith.
The second thing that you cannot miss as you read the book of Acts is the power to perform miracles. Jesus said;
Mark 16:17‭-‬18 AMP “These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will get well.”
We see all these things happening in the book of Acts. In fact the miracles were not just of healing. Think about Phillip being translated from one place to another after ministering to the Ethiopian eunuch or Paul and Silas singing in prison and the chains fell off and the door swung open. Peter also experienced a similar thing.
Indeed we see the manifestation and the working of the power of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers in the book of Acts. Remember the Holy Spirit is God and he is the same yesterday today and forever. The same should be happening for you and I who believe.
Do you have the Holy Spirit of God in your life? Ate you experiencing the flow of the power of the Holy Spirit in your life to be a witness for Christ? If yes, how is that manifesting, if no, what do you need to do to experience the flow of that power?
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