But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you… – Acts 1:8
As a new creation in Christ Jesus, inherent in you is the dynamic ability to cause changes. This power became resident in you upon receiving the Holy Spirit; it doesn’t need to be replenished by any outside force. We see this in the life of Jesus. Throughout His earthly ministry, He never once prayed to the Father to grant Him power; He was powered from within by the Holy Spirit!
The same goes for us today. The power of God is in your spirit; you received this power into you when you received the Holy Spirit. When Jesus said you shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you, He meant inherent power—”dunamis” (Greek). What He actually said was, “And you shall receive “dunamis” (inherent power) after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you.” What is “dunamis?”
It’s where the English gets the word “dynamo”; an electric generator. It converts mechanical power to electrical power, which causes further mechanical activity, continuing the circle. So when Jesus said, “You shall receive dunamis,” He meant that you’d receive inherent power that never runs dry, when you receive the Holy Spirit. You don’t need to pray to God for more power. Some Christians pray, “O God, give me more power.” That’s unscriptural. He already gave you all the power you require. He expects you to use that power to make your life glorious.
After receiving the Holy Spirit, and all through His three years of earthly ministry, the Lord Jesus never once prayed to God for more power. He functioned in this inherent power. You can put this power to work anywhere, anytime, to change anything and bring forth prosperity, health, solutions and new ideas! 2 Corinthians 4:7 says, “…we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” And Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us”.
There’s power in you for a daily life of triumph, limitless possibilities, and unparalleled advantages. It’s your responsibility to put it to work, not God’s. Stop begging God for something that He already gave you. Philippians 2:12-13 says, “…WORK OUT YOUR OWN SALVATION with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure”.
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Confession (Faith’s Confession)
I’m full of God’s might! I function by His power and glory today, full of the Spirit in wisdom, having spiritual understanding of all things! I’m powered by the Holy Ghost and on a perpetual victory parade, excelling and making progress consistently! I experience unparalleled advantages, unprecedented favour and prosperity, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Colossians 1:29; Luke 24:49; Philippians 4:13