But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere— Acts 1:8NLT
There is no other doctrine so ignored and misrepresented as the ministry, power and purpose of the Holy Spirit. It seems that if the Holy Spirit is in it… most churches aren’t. I guess it’s easier to just talk about the Father and the Son… After all… the Holy Ghost can be… well… spooky!? What are we so afraid of?
Perhaps our fear comes from Acts 1:8. This passage seems to put the emphasis on the real heart of our Master… people! Is that your heart?
Dear one… in order to have the outpouring and fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit, we must also have a fresh vision for people. Holy Spirit power is given to us for “tell”… not for “show”.
As it is written… “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest”. Matt. 9:37 ESV
The lack of powerful witness has never been a management problem… it is a labor problem.
When we know that the Lord is after the harvest, the laborer then cries out, “Lord, here am I, send me”! It is the one prayer that the Lord is waiting to hear!
Beloved… pray for your heart to have a love for the harvest. Then watch out… the Holy Spirit will come upon you… and you will be… a witness!