The Triangle of Fire
Published on 11 May 2021
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
As believers, we know that God has called us to make disciples of all nations (Matt 28:19), to be the light of the world (Matt 5:14) and the salt of the earth (Matt 5:13), to heal the sick (Matt 10:8) and raise the dead (Matt 10:8), and to do even greater things than Jesus did (John 14:12) when he walked the earth.
I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a big job to me!
Thankfully, God does not expect us to do this in our own strength! In Acts 1:8, Jesus promised the disciples that they would receive power when the Holy Spirit came upon them. We see this promise first fulfilled on the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit filled all those gathered in the Upper Room and rested on them like visible “tongues of fire” (Acts 2:3).
The word for ‘power’ in the Greek is dunamis, which means “ability, efficiency and might”. We are all called to accomplish great things for the Kingdom of God, but thankfully, we do not need to rely on our often-inadequate natural ability, efficiency and might!
Remember, just a few weeks before the Day of Pentecost, Peter denied Christ three times out of fear. But after he received the dunamis power of the Holy Spirit, he witnessed boldly and saw three thousand people hear and accept the gospel that very day. Peter would go on to spend his life preaching the gospel, even in the face of opposition and persecution.
This could only have been the result of God’s supernatural empowerment.
Maybe you don’t always feel like you have what it takes to fulfil the call of God. Don’t worry! The Holy Spirit has all that you need and is ready and willing to come upon you whenever you reach out to Him. Why don’t you take some time today to immerse yourself in the Presence of God and invite the Holy Spirit to clothe you with power?
Father, I thank You for Your promise of power! I receive Your supernatural ability, efficiency and might to do all that You have called me to do. Give me opportunities today to be a bold witness of the gospel and to demonstrate the power and the love of Christ to those around me. Amen.
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