By Kevin Linthicum
“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
Christians in the world today have become impotent. Christians have become impotent because we have forgotten the promise given to us in Acts 1:8. What has happened to the courage that was displayed by first century Christians? What has happened to the Holy Spirit filled Christian willing to die for the cause of Christ? The power of the Holy Spirit in us enables us to overcome any obstacle in our path. However, our lives are lived in a timid fashion, fearing what others might think.
Does your life express the joy of the Holy Spirit?
Are you seeking the teaching of the Holy Spirit?
Do you sense the power of the Holy Spirit in your life?
What would happen if we took a firm stand for the Truth? What would happen if we began to embrace the power of the Holy Spirit within us, and lived our lives based on the power of the Holy Spirit? This tremendous power is within all believers. Our disobedience has so quenched the Holy Spirit. The valve within our souls is closed so tight, the Holy Spirit is not able to work within us. We need to pray specifically that the Holy Spirit would move freely in our lives. Because we are not willing to speak up and proclaim the whole Gospel, lives are being lost on a daily basis. We should consider the following:
- But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills. 1 Corinthians 12:11
- But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. Galatians 5:18
- But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. John 16:13
Is the Holy Spirit leading you to reach out to someone today? If so, I invite you to respond. The time for being timid and unresponsive has passed. We need to take active, aggressive, and ascending steps towards the Holy Spirit today.
Apart from the Holy Spirit, there are no great ones. Listen to Pastor Kevin Linthicum via podcast here.