YOU SHALL MOVE IN POWER WHEN YOU ARE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth Key verse: Acts 1:8 (NKJV)
From the verse mentioned above, we can hear that Jesus knew that His disciples could not succeed without the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. My brethren, when you receive the Holy Spirit, you are enabled to run at a high speed. A church or a Christian without the Holy Spirit cannot succeed. You only succeed when you are filled with the Holy Ghost Fire of God, then you are able to do what you could not do through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Anyone who belong to a Church of Christ is supposed to receive the Holy Spirit, so that you can live in righteousness. You cannot follow Jesus and still live in sin, unfaithfulness and fornication. When you live in sin, you are not different from the people of the world because nothing distinguishes you from them.
When you are filled with the Holy Spirit, you are supposed to walk in power. Jesus wants a church that increase in power, not a defeated one. He wants a church that cannot be defeated, but can stand and move with boldness, only when filled with power. When you are filled with power, you are able to defeat the devil as it is stated James 4:7 that “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” When you are filled with the power of God, you are going to stand your ground even when you are rejected because of refusing to do things the world’s way.
As a Christian, you can only conquer when you allow Jesus to live in you through the Holy Spirit. You need to die to self and allow Jesus to rule in your life. When the Spirit of God came upon the apostles, they became bold unlike before, this time fear was gone. All the apostles could stand boldly against those who were persecuting them (Acts 4:31).
Likewise, you need to be filled with the Spirit of God, in order to proclaim Jesus to others. You will proclaim what you know about Jesus and not what others say about Him. When you are filled with the Holy Spirit, He will reveal who Jesus is to you and you will have a first-hand experience.
Before the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, the disciples could not heal a boy who suffered from an epileptic spirit (Mark 9:14-19).
However after the empowerment by the Holy Spirit, we see that in Acts 3, Peter and John were able to heal a man who was lame from birth. Even Peter’s shadow would just come upon the people and they got healed (Acts 5:15). Therefore refuse to live a powerless, defeated or a meaningless life as Christian.
Jesus came, He is the Rock that was struck on the cross (1 Corinthians 10:5). After His resurrection and ascension, His Spirit is flowing in us to give us life, so that we can do extraordinary things. When you have received the power from on high, sicknesses and diseases cannot stay in your body. There is no disease that can stand the power of God. The Bible says by Jesus’ stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5).
When the Holy Spirit is working in your life, even those things that came to your life through witchcraft will be destroyed. All the things and blockages that were standing on your way of success, getting married, or getting a job shall be removed through the fire that will come out of your mouth after you have received the power from on high.
Child of God, as a believer of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit is not a mystery to you. The Holy Spirit today is God’s special gift to all believers. Jesus Christ promised that the Father will send the Holy Spirit to indwell all believers and enable us to live a Christian life. Allow the Spirit of God to occupy you because when you have Him in your life, He will enable you to move in power. For you are empowered, and you shall be able to stand against every force of opposition against your life.