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POWER THAT WORKS

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).

In Acts 1:8, the Lord Jesus told His disciples they would receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon them, and that power would make them effective witnesses. The word “power” in this context means power that works! The Greek rendering is “Dunamis”; it signifies inherent power—power that reproduces itself; it’s the root word from which we get the English, ‘dynamo.’

A dynamo is a device that generates electrical power through the conversion of mechanical energy. So, the term dynamo is often used to describe a generator that continuously generates power without requiring external assistance. This is the kind of power at work in you today. It’s a miracle-working ability.

This power makes you an effective witness to your world. A witness is one who possesses evidence and proof; he’s one who’s called to testify of what he knows. So, should you ever feel weak as a witness, activate the power within you! Paul explains how to do this in Ephesians 5:18-20; it’s by getting yourself drunk in the Holy Ghost!

Also, in 1 Corinthians 14:4, the Bible says, “He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself….” In other words, when you speak in tongues, you activate the power within you and make it effectual, if it had been lying dormant. There is power inside you—inherent power. It’s the power that works; with it, you can produce anything.

Confession/Prayer

Dear Father, I thank you for the inherent power I have received through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. I’m always afire, burning with zeal and passion for the work of the Lord, winning souls everywhere because I’m an effective witness, functioning by the power of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY

Ephesians 3:20; Romans 8:11; Acts 1:8 AMPC

1-year bible reading plan

Luke 13:22-35; Judges 14-16

2-year bible reading plan

Romans 10:1-10; Psalm 119:41-64

POWER THAT WORKS

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).

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THE GLORY OF THE WORD

And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him (Exodus 34:29).

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BONDED TOGETHER WITH HIM

Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint (Isaiah 40:30-31).

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CONSTANTLY ENERGIZED

But you, beloved, build yourselves up [founded] on your most holy faith [make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], praying in the Holy Spirit (Jude 1:20 AMPC).

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CHRIST IS THE ROCK

And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it (Matthew 16:18).

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