Holy Ghost Power
If you are born again - if you have made Jesus your Lord - you have access to a special power that will enable you to live the abundant, victorious life that Jesus died and rose again for you to have. Interested? Then read on! :-)
If you have NOT made Jesus your Lord, allow me the pleasure of leading you in prayer.
Before returning to Heaven, Jesus told His disciples that they would receive power after the Holy Ghost (Who is also referred to as Holy Spirit), came upon them:
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
(Acts 1:8 New International Version)
The word “power” in the preceding scripture comes from the Greek word “dunamis,” which is where we get the English word “dynamite.” The word “dunamis” means “ability, abundance, might, power, and strength." Jesus explained to the disciples that when the Holy Ghost came upon them (i.e., when they received the baptism of the Holy Spirit), they would receive the power of the Holy Spirit, which would enable them to be His witnesses—to boldly tell others what they had witnessed during His time on the earth and to tell it in a way that others would understand. They witnessed the miracles that He performed. They witnessed the love He shared and the compassion He showed. They witnessed His death. They witnessed His burial. They witnessed His resurrection. And now they had the boldness to tell everyone about it. On the day of Pentecost, when they received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, they received the power to speak to every man in his own language through the utterance of other tongues (languages) (see Acts 2:1-11).
When we receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit, we receive the same power, the same boldness, and the same utterance. We receive the power to tell of all that God has done in our lives and to be His show-and-tell as we live out the promises that He has given us. As His witnesses, we receive the power to resist temptation, to live above sin, to see God's promises manifest in our lives, and to overcome every obstacle victoriously. We don't have to live from victory to defeat to victory to defeat, or even from miracle to miracle. With the power of the Holy Ghost, we grow from faith to faith and from glory to glory. We no longer live from miracle to miracle, but instead, walk in a steady (and increasing) flow of God's provision and power.
Not only do we receive power when we receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit, but we also get our very own heavenly prayer language! That's right! A heavenly language that allows us to communicate directly with God, spirit to Spirit, thereby building ourselves up in faith and keeping ourselves mindful of the love of God (see I Corinthians 14:2, John 4:24, & Jude 20, 21). This heavenly language is referred to as speaking in unknown tongues or praying in the Spirit/Holy Ghost.
Some think that tongues and the baptism of the Holy Spirit were just for those in biblical times. Others think that speaking in tongues is of the devil. However, we who receive the Word of God as truth believe and know that the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues is a gift of God. We believe and know that it is just as real and relevant today as it was in biblical times. For those who don’t know, choose to believe the Word of God is truth and choose to receive all that God has for you. God will manifest Himself and the truth of His Word to you in a very personal way so you know you have heard from Him. He loves you!
So, how about it? Would you like to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues? It is available to every born-again believer. It's only a matter of asking:
For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?”
(Luke 11:10–13, New International Version)