Get In on the Power!
If you’ve been seeking the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and seem to have hit a brick wall, then hang on. Help is on the way! The promise of receiving the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues is for the entire Body of Christ—it’s for you!
God wants you to have it. He knows how the Holy Spirit will empower your spiritual walk, how He will help you get the answers you need for day-to-day living. The enemy will rob you of this gift. Well-meaning saints will try to force it on you or tell you all kinds of “tactics” and “exercises” to get it. But your Heavenly Father just wants to give it to you. He wants to pour out His Spirit on you. He wants to flood your life with His life and power.
After you make Jesus the Lord of your life, it is the will of God that you experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 5:18 says, “Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.” It is the Holy Spirit’s ministry not only to impart the nature of God to the spirit of man at salvation, but also to come and live in the new creature. His job is to reveal exact knowledge of God from the heart of the Father. A believer cannot understand, by his own spirit alone, the profound wisdom of God. This is why Jesus said in John 14:26 that the Father would send us the Comforter to teach us “all things.”
When you receive the Holy Spirit, you receive the ability of God. The word power in Acts 1:8 is translated dunamis, which means “ability” and “might.” It is through the energizing force of the Holy Spirit living in us that we are transformed into effective witnesses.
If you haven’t yet received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, pray the following and release your faith. God is faithful! Just ask in faith.
“My Heavenly Father, I am a believer. I am Your child and You are my Father. Jesus is my Lord. I believe with all my heart that Your Word is true. Your Word says that if I ask, I will receive the Holy Spirit. So in the Name of Jesus Christ my Lord, I ask You to fill me to overflowing with Your precious Holy Spirit. Because of Your Word, I believe that I now receive the Holy Spirit and I thank You for Him. I believe that the Holy Spirit is within me and by faith I accept Him. Holy Spirit, rise up within me as I praise my God. I fully expect to speak with other tongues as You give me utterance. Amen.”
Now begin to praise God. Worship Him and let the Spirit rise up within you as you speak in other tongues. Just receive and get in on the power!
Speak the Word
“I have the Holy Ghost in me. Therefore, I have power!” (Acts 1:8)
Scripture Study: Acts 2:1-13