The Holy Ghost

805 WordsSep 2, 20164 Pages
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 denied Christ three times but after he was filled by the Holy Ghost, he stood up against those that called them drunks and mocked them. He stood before a great multitude and preached a message so powerful that the result was 3000 new believers added to them. This is a true demonstration of the power that had filled him after receiving the Holy Spirit. In John 14:12 "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father" Jesus again promises to those who believe Him that they shall be able to far much greater works than He did. This can only happen when we allow the Holy Spirit to dwell in us and allow Him to operate in our lives.
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