The Holy Spirit Is Powerful and He Empowers

  • Judges 14:6 The Spirit of the LORD came powerfully upon him so that he tore the lion apart with his bare hands as he might have torn a young goat. But he told neither his father nor his mother what he had done.
  • 1 Corinthians 2:4-5 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
  • Acts 4:31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
  • Luke 1:35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.”

Zechariah 4:6: So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.” Micah 3:8 states: “But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord…” The Holy Spirit is powerful and He empowers yielded Christians. He is the One who executed the words of God at the creation of the earth. He raised Jesus from the dead (Romans 8:11). He empowered Jesus to do His miracles as Jesus only started performing them after He had been filled with the Holy Spirit (Luke 4:14). Jesus drove out demons by the Spirit of God (Matthew 12:28). The Holy Spirit took Philip away and he found himself in Azotus (Acts 8:39-40). There are many more examples of the Spirit’s power in the Word. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom (2 Corinthians 3:17).

How to allow the Spirit to empower you:
  1. As Jesus told His disciples, the empowerment comes from being baptized with the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:5, 8). If you have not been filled with the Holy Spirit through His baptism with the evidence of speaking in tongues (also known as praying in the Spirit or heavenly language), ask the Father to fill you with His Spirit in the Name of Jesus (Luke 11:13). If you have prayer ministry teams at church, you could also go to the altar and ask that they pray for you to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit as the apostles did in the Book of Acts. (See topic Holy Spirit Baptism.)
  2. Read the Word pertaining to the work of the Holy Spirit and meditate on some of these scriptures. Discover Who the Holy Spirit is and what He’s done through others and it will give you an idea of what He can do through you if you yield yourself to Him.
  3. Pray in the Spirit throughout your day. Additionally, dedicate time to pray in the Spirit for 30 minutes to an hour daily to develop your own spirit. It will be easier for you to hear the leading of the Holy Spirit.
  4. The more you surrender to God and live your life for Him, the more He’ll be able to use you. God needs yielded and submitted vessels (sons and daughters) who will be sensitive and obedient to the leading of His Spirit. As you prove faithful in the small things, He’ll be able to give you greater responsibilities.
  5. Make yourself available to God. Ask Him for opportunities to be used by Him. He needs you as His hands and feet. The Spirit will guide you as you listen to His still small voice inside you.
  6. Fellowship with the Holy Spirit daily and you’ll develop your spirit and your spiritual ears. You’ll be able to hear Him as He leads you throughout your day.

Call to action:
Be empowered by being filled with the Holy Spirit. If you are already baptized with the Holy Spirit, determine to deepen your relationship with the Holy Spirit by spending daily time praying in the Spirit and fellowshipping with Him. Listen to His leading as He empowers you for the work of the ministry.

Prayer for the baptism in the Holy Spirit as per Luke 11:13: Father, I ask You to fill me with Your Holy Spirit that I would speak in tongues as the Holy Spirit gives me utterance (Acts 2:4). I pray this in Jesus’ Name.