It is not enough to know that we are ‘empowered by the Holy Spirit,’ we need also need to know what we are enabled to do.
When Peter addressed the people in Acts 4:8, filled with the Holy Spirit, he was fearless in the face of scepticism. Likewise, in verse 33 we read ‘With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus’.
It is the Holy Spirit’s power that enables us to be witnesses for Christ, both in word and in action.
With the Holy Spirit’s empowering we can to go into all the world and tell people that they have a Saviour who loves them and literally died for them! This Spirit who draws, convicts and saves people, is a gift to those who are prone to timidity and pride alike, as we cannot boast in our works at all, but only in the Spirit’s!
As the British Evangelist Smith Wigglesworth said, “We may be nothing but in God we can be mighty.” In what ways do you need the Holy Spirit to enable you to share Christ? Ask Him!
WITH GREAT POWER THE APOSTLES CONTINUED TO TESTIFY TO THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD JESUS. AND GOD’S GRACE WAS SO POWERFULLY AT WORK IN THEM ALL.
Acts 4:33 (NIV)