“...and you will receive power when the Holy Ghost has come upon you to be my witnesses…”
Contrary to popular belief God is not a distant God, He has made His presence known to man throughout history. Before the fall he actually walked in the garden and conversed with Adam face to face, in the book of Exodus to Moses in a burning bush, He manifested himself as a pillar of fire and a cloud, and He was in the flames with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
“‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke.”
And now He has chosen to use us to manifest his power to the world. You were created for the power of God. We have been born of the Holy Spirit, we are filled with the Spirit, led by the spirit, taught by the spirit, kept by the spirit and empowered by the spirit.
There are only two powers in the earth, the Power of God and the Power of Satan. There is nothing in between. We are in a struggle between good and evil, light and darkness, love and hate. The Word makes it very clear that a person cannot serve two masters. You are either in God’s Kingdom or you are in Satan’s Kingdom, there is no middle ground. You cannot claim you live in Gods kingdom and derive your pleasure and your enjoyment from Satan’s. (I Corinthians 10:21; I John 1:6; Ephesians 5:11)
As a child of God you have a divine call on your life: Matthew 5:14, “you are the salt of the earth.”
Salt has healing properties, it preserves, it seasons, and it creates a thirst. The manifestation of Christ’s Holy Spirit in you causes your life to be a channel of healing and comfort, a seasoning and preserving influence, and it makes your life exciting and joyous.
“You are the Light of the world.” His Holy Spirit causes your life to be a beacon in the night. Your life, your words, your attitude, become a light to those who are in darkness. Now is not the time for indifference. Now is not the time to stand by and watch as the enemy of God destroys lives.
I heard a story once of a man who was found at the beach throwing star fish back into the ocean, the tide had washed them up onto the beach, and they were dying. Some teenagers came by and saw what he was trying to accomplish and they shouted, “You’re wasting your time, you’ll never make a difference, there are too many here to save!”
As the man lifted another star fish and threw him back into the ocean he said with a smile, “it made a difference to that one.”
Satan’s best friend is the lukewarm Christian, they’re a false representation of Jesus, and they drive people away from Christ rather than draw them to him.
There is nothing that Satan fears more than to see God’s people on fire for Him.
There is nothing Satan desires more than to see the energy of God’s children perverted in the pursuit of natural earthly, carnal and selfish desires, or wasted wrapped up in an attitude of indifference.
God wants to set your life on fire, He wants to fill you with His power, He wants to release you in fields that are ripe for harvest, to give you power to be a witness, to set free those in bondage to addictions, and to lay your hands on the sick and see them healed.
2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
You were created for power
There is only one answer for the brokenness of this world, it cannot be found in anything other than the Power of God
We were created to live in the atmosphere of the supernatural Power of God. As a fish living on land would be unnatural and abnormal, and it is unnatural and abnormal to be called a Christian and have no power in our lives, and no taste or desire for the presence of God.