“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)
Congratulations and welcome to another brand-new week. Two weeks ago, we began a series titled: Holy Spirit:: Catalyst for Supernatural Breakthrough and so far in the series, we established that a solid relationship with God and His Spirit is the pre-requisite for operating in the supernatural realm.
As believers, we belong to a kingdom of power (1 Cor. 4:20/2:4) and power not only authenticates our membership in God’s kingdom; it also gives value to our lives (Psa. 110:2-3/ 66:7). The question then is “why is the church of Christ so powerless in most parts today?” The reason is not far from the fact that many people in church are yet to discover our covenant access to empowerment (Hosea 4:6/Isa. 5:13).
In Acts 2, the Bible records that 50 days after Jesus ascended, a fledgling group of 120 believers could do nothing but pray and fast, wait and dream before they experienced His supernatural breakthrough and the wait was worth it because it did happen and it was powerful. That miraculous moment became a dramatic turning point in the lives of the disciples. That day, the church was born in power – power that transformed the disciples and enabled them to transform the world. This Acts 2 event is a vital reminder that as believers, we are called to a supernatural life and that the same wonder-working power displayed in the life of Jesus and His early followers is available to us when we are filled with the Holy Spirit.
As you read this epistle today, chances are that just like the early disciples, there may be some promise from God that is yet to be fulfilled in your life. With all my heart, I’m convinced that God wants to intervene in your difficult situations, releasing you from issues of poverty, debt, sickness, depression, loneliness, hopelessness, addiction or family strife; whatever your biggest need may be.
In 1 Corinthians 15:6, more than 500 people had encountered the resurrected Savior and heard His promise for “power from on high” but in Luke 24:49, only 120 bothered to show up on the Day of Pentecost to receive His gift.
These 120 disciples yearned for a breakthrough from Heaven so they prayed, they pondered, they prepared; and waited. Just as Jesus’ disciples did before the Spirit was poured out, my prayer for you is that you will follow the example of those who patiently waited for His supernatural presence and as you do, I have it on good authority that your supernatural breakthrough will come swiftly and suddenly.
You will not miss out on the blessings of this season.