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I would like to continue on for a little bit further in the purpose and work of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus had told them as recorded in the book of Acts: 1-8, Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you; power to witness to all the world of the wonderful grace of God.
Mark Chapter 16 known as the great commission. Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel. Verse 17, these signs shall follow them that believe, In my name they shall cast out devils and shall speak with new tongues. Verse 18, They shall take up serpents and if they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them. They shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. That is the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the believer.
I’d like to inject here that this working of the Holy Spirit does not come in the collection plate.
1 Peter 1:18
We are not redeemed with corruptible things such as silver or gold, but with precious blood of Jesus. When Peter and John went up to the temple to pray, Acts Chapter 3; the man at the gate ask for alms. Peter fastening his eyes upon him said, silver and gold have we none but in the name of Jesus rise up and walk.
The Holy Spirit was given to equip the church, the church with Power and authority to finish the work that Jesus came for to do, that is to destroy the works of the devil. Let the Power of the Holy Spirit be manifested and you will soon find out how many devils are at work and where they are at, just recently I found that out. With all due respect to the medical department, yet they have a medical name put on a lot of them; Jesus called them by name.
Someone might say, you are gone a little off track in this area, Oh no! The church has been given the authority; Jesus said I will give you power over the power of the enemy which is the devil and all his imps. Jesus said, the thief commeth for to kill and destroy, but I am come that ye might have life, and more abundantly.
My friends, the Apostles never had time to attend to the affairs of the community, they had to give themselves over to prayer and fasting and to the word, that they might excel in that which God had called them to do. Paul said the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God, or the Holy Spirit to pulling down of strongholds. You can’t pull down the strongholds of satan in the flesh or with natural means.
Jesus said, Matthew 12:29, You don’t enter in a strong mans house to spoil his goods except you first bind the strong man; church it’s time to rise up in the Power and authority given us by the Holy Spirit. You can’t win a community that’s bound by the unseen forces by indulging in community activities. You have to allow the Holy Spirit’s Power to operate in the manner it was designed by God in the beginning.
Paul said, it’s according to the Power that worketh in us.
Some of these things can only come about by prayer and fasting and allow the same Holy Ghost that worked in the Apostles to so the same now.
To finish I’m not saying there hasn’t been anything since the apostles, I’m saying this, that this generation needs to see the Power of God at work.