THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT
Two thousand years after Jesus rose from the grave, there are billions who have not yet even heard the Name of Jesus! We will never change this condition by ignoring it or pretending it is not there. It is time to take the mask off and stop going down the same ruts of harvest we have been in for the past hundreds of years of Christianity. We must face the problems and zero in on a new revelation, a new breakthrough, that will carry us into realms far beyond the present status. THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
2 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them.
One of the main problems is that the Church has missed one of the greatest truths Jesus ever taught. They know the Scripture. They can quote it by heart. But they have overlooked the real truth of it. It has to do with the Holy Spirit and it is a spiritual “bombshell.” The Baptism of the Holy Spirit has to be something much more than we are experiencing under what we refer to as the “charismatic outpouring.” It has to be much, much more than what is being experienced in the traditional Pentecostal churches. THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT
It is clear from the Scriptures that God intended the power of the Holy Spirit to be our greatest source of reaching the world, but the Church has missed this by and large. Here is the bombshell regarding this truth: When Jesus Christ promised us that we would receive the blessed Third Person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, He never promised us that we would just speak in other tongues. THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT
There is more to Pentecost than just doctrine. There is an experience of power! This power has to be experienced. You may have memorized doctrine, but doctrine will not give you what it takes to face the negative circumstances of this life and rise above mediocrity. THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT
All these other things may fail you, but when you have experienced the burning bush, it will be no problem to face Pharaoh and declare, “Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, let My people go!” THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT
When you have had an experience with God, you can face your circumstances. You can face disease! You can face the devil! You can face anything and come out victorious because you have had an experience! This experience goes beyond blessings and the manifestation of even the gift of speaking in another tongue. I believe fully in the manifestation of the prayer language of the Holy Spirit. I exercise it daily. Paul said: “I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all” (1 Corinthians 14:18).
I am not trying to tell you that the gift of other tongues is not an evidence of what we call the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. There is great scriptural evidence that this manifestation flowed through their lives, as they received the Pentecostal experience. But the real power of the Holy Spirit is more than just blessings. It is more than “goosebumps.” It is power! THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT
Make this declaration:
I am going to move beyond goosebumps into the realm of power. I will have an experience where I can face my circumstances, disease, the devil — and emerge victorious.