(You’ve Got Inherent Power)
TO THE BIBLE: Acts 1:8
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Patricia felt so weak that she could hardly stand up to do anything. She had been bedfast due to a debilitating sickness she contracted, and she thought life was over for her.
One day, she read Acts 1:8, and by faith, received the Holy Spirit. As soon as she did, she began to speak in tongues, and, suddenly, strength surged through her whole being and she stood up and ran!
That’s the inherent power of the Christian in Christ. As a new creation in Christ Jesus, you’re powered from within. Inherent in you is the dynamic ability to cause changes. This power became resident in you upon receiving the Holy Spirit, not needing to be replenished by any outside force.
We see this in the life of Jesus. He never once prayed to the Father for more power. He was powered from within by the Holy Spirit. It’s the same with you today. All of God’s power became domiciled in your spirit when you received the Holy Spirit.
You don’t need to pray to God for more power or for Him to send His power down. He already did by sending the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, and the opening scripture confirms that you received that power into you when you received the Holy Spirit.
In John 5:26 (AMPC), Jesus said, “For even as the Father has life in Himself and is self-existent, so He has given to the Son to have life in Himself and be self-existent.” In the same way, if you’re born again and have received the Holy Spirit, the life in you is the same life God has.
You can put this power to work anywhere, anytime, because it’s independent of any other power; it doesn’t need help from God, men, or angels. There’s power in you to do the impossible.
Mark 16:17; Acts 10:38; 2 Corinthians 4:7
I have within me the inherent dynamic ability to cause changes. I take full advantage of my divine abilities in Christ and effect changes in and around me today. I am full of God’s might, and I function by His power and glory today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Acts 5:12-42, 2 Chronicles 23-25
Luke 1:57-66, Deuteronomy 13
Speak in tongues today, and be conscious of the power that’s being generated in you as you talk the heavenly language.
Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.
Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.
At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.
Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.