The Lord Jesus, before His ascension, gave the Church a supernatural task. He said "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature"(Mark 16:15). He gave us this assignment, to get the job done. He already said in John 15:5, "for without me ye can do nothing." Thus, He imbued us with power from on high to be His effective witnesses and proof producers.
The Greek word for power in Acts 1:8 is "dunamis," which means inherent power; the dynamic ability to cause changes. What the Lord Jesus said in earnest is that you shall receive supernatural ability, effectiveness and efficiency when the Holy Ghost comes into your life. The disciples of Jesus were neither the boldest nor the most intelligent men in the Israel of their day; they were just ordinary people. But after they received the Holy Spirit, they were endued with the might of the Spirit and became extraordinary men.
God isn't looking at what you can do through your own human ability; rather, He's looking at what the Holy Ghost can do in you and through you. Never look at your human weakness, limitations or physical abilities; look inwards! Look to the Holy Spirit who lives in you, and say like the Apostle Paul, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me"(Philippians 4:13). The lives of the apostle testimony to the Spirit came upon them bore ample testimony to the extraordinary enablement they received. He made them supernatural men; efficient and efficacious ministries of the Gospel. They became mighty instruments in the hand of God.
Make yourself available to the Lord, and He'll enable you by His Spirit, and work through you. There's nothing you can't accomplish for the Gospel if you'd rely on the ability of the Spirit in you.
Dear Father, thank you for the ability of your Spirit in my life. I walk in the consciousness of His might that's in me, and I'm effective today in the furtherance of the Gospel to the glory and praise of your Name, in Jesus Name. Amen.
Rhapsody of Realities June 26, 2012
-Pastor Chris Oyakhilome