The Promise of Power

For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call. Acts 2:39

A dimension of power is available to believers today that is sadly neglected by many. It is a dimension of power that will radically affect your ability to share the gospel with others, a dimension of power that will deepen your prayer life and understanding of God's Word. It is the same power the early church received, which enabled them to turn their world upside-down.

The same power that was poured out on the day of Pentecost is available to believers today. After the Holy Spirit was poured out, Peter said, "For the promise is to you," speaking to the people that were present at the time, "and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call" (Acts 2:39). So this was not an event that was only for the early believers. It was for the generations that were to follow as well.

Now there are some ways we can go wrong in relating our experience to Scripture. One is by claiming things that go beyond what the Bible says or even contradict it. Sadly today, much of what is done in the name of the Holy Spirit has little or nothing to do with Him. This makes the church a laughingstock to the world, and it is an embarrassment.

Yet the same Holy Spirit that set the church into motion some 2,000 years ago is working today. And He is ready and willing to empower you to be the witness for Jesus Christ that you have always wanted to be.

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