The Holy Ghost

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Act 1:8 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. Power in this context is, "doo-na-mis" which means force, ability or might. Christ Himself made this promise to His disciples before He ascended to the Father. Just so we understand this promise is our now. It did not end with the disciples of the time. Anyone who follows Christ, His teachings and lives a life similar to His is His disciple. The power that is promised in this verse is not only limited to extraordinary strength but involves courage, boldness, ability, insight and authority. Look at Peter, before Pentecost, Peter had…show more content…
So what did He mean when He said "greater works," Christ was referring to the miracles that He worked and meant that anyone that believed in Him would be able to do even greater than He did. For example: 1. The shadow of Peter healed the diseased Acts 5:15 2. Diseases were cured, demons cast out by applying to the persons handkerchief and aprons that had before touched the body of Paul, Acts 19:12 3. Just by Peter 's word Ananias and Sapphira were struck dead Acts 5:5;9-10 4. By Paul 's word Elymas the sorcerer was struck blind Acts 13:11 5. Jesus Himself only preached in Judea and in the language of that country, but the disciples preached through all most of the known world of their time and in all languages of all the countries There are more examples: But what does this mean for us? We have limited ourselves by cheating ourselves that those things only Christ could do or Paul or Peter. But it is clear in His word that, "all that believes in Him shall be able to do greater works than He did." This gift can still be received even, today if we truly desire we are told "ask and it shall be given ...you receive not for you ask not" our God does not impose anything on us even the good things. He wants us to make our choices freely. When we are filled with this power our churches will come alive. A church that does not allow the
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