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.”
One morning, I was awakened by a sudden blackout in the house. Normally, when that happens in the early hours of the morning, the electricity supply would be restored quite quickly. However, I soon realized that it was going to last for a while so I went to check on the fuse box. I discovered the problem was not with the main supply, when I saw some of the switches in the fuse box have tripped. In my attempt to reconnect the current supply, I concluded that we had experienced a power surge.
When power comes upon any recipient, it creates some sort of response, it manifests its presence. Jesus said when the Holy Spirit comes upon us, we will receive power. I am sure Jesus told the disciples this partly due to the needs of His disciples, which could only be met when the Holy Spirit empowers them. The other reason I can think of is because He wanted them to be prepared to experience a “power surge” when the Holy Spirit comes upon them.
Many today in the Church, enjoy this power surge when the Holy Spirit comes upon them. Many also pursue this experience for various reasons. Jesus has made it clear that the power that comes from the Holy Spirit empowers His disciples to be witnesses, a testimony to the Name and ministry of Jesus, at where they were, to where they would be sent later. This promised Holy Spirit is more than just a power surge. He is given to us so that He could stay with us. This power of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Name of Jesus in our lives. This work of the Holy Spirit in us and through us is to push back the Kingdom of Darkness in our lives, our families, the Church, the cities and the nations. The purpose of the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to establish the Kingdom of God on earth.
We all need this power of the Holy Spirit in us. Without Him, all our works and effort are our own. With Him in us, He bear fruits in all areas of our lives to point others to Jesus.
May our lives glorify the Name of Jesus!