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 – Acts 1:8

Before Jesus’ ascension, He said to His disciples, “And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high” (Luke 24:49). Then, in our opening verse, He said to them, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you….” Why is this important? It’s because there’s no Christianity without the power of the Holy Spirit! What is power?

The word translated “power” in Acts 1:8 is the Greek, “dunamis,” which means inherent power; the dynamic ability to effect changes. It also means wonderworking ability or miracle-working ability. It refers to the ability to do the impossible. If you’re born again and have received the Holy Spirit, you’ve received the ability to do the impossible—a supernatural ability! It’s the creative ability of God, for the Bible says He created all things by the power of the Holy Spirit. Now, that same Holy Spirit lives in you. Therefore, you have the divine enablement to accomplish any task, and change hopeless situations.

With the Holy Spirit, you can never be defeated or disadvantaged. If you want the glory of God in your life, if you want to walk in dominion over devils, sickness, disease, infirmities and death, then the Holy Spirit is all you need. His presence in your life makes you indomitable! Like Paul, be bold to say, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13).

Never say or think that you’re helpless or ordinary; not when the Holy Spirit lives in you! He’s the power of God, and the power-giver. Walk with Him, and it’ll be glory, victory, success, excellence and miracles for you all the way!

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Blessed Father, I thank you for the privilege and blessing of having the Holy Spirit live in me, with His miracle-working ability working in me! I’m effective, efficient, and excellent in all that I do through the power of the Holy Spirit. I can do all things by His ability that works within me! Halleluiah!

Further Study: 1 Corinthians 2:4-5; Ephesians 3:14-16