Acts 1:6-8 – “So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, “Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority; 8 but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” NASB
Jesus was about to ascend to heaven and leave his followers to walk out this new life in the strength of the invisible other Comforter that He was providing. Their walk would be one of faith not sight. That is the walk we are to walk, A Faith Walk!
They were still focused on the natural and He, once again, had to bring them into the Spiritual Realm. He made a promise that would enable them to walk through and in any situation and do so with victory, assurance, and peace. “…but you will receive POWER when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you SHALL be My witnesses EVERYWHERE!” (Emphasis mine).
There are so many things in this world and in our lives that demand attention and can cause fear and alarm. One thing we must never forget is that He has afforded us the Holy Spirit who brings into our lives the Power of God and is an enabler, in a good sense, so we can be living epistles known and read among men.
We witness not with words only but our lives. We manifest Christ not just keep a set of religious rules and laws. We demonstrate His character not maintain a checklist of what we’ve done that others have not. We exhibit His love to a dying world and share the Good News that He not only came, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died as our sacrifice on the Cross but He Is Risen and ascended to the right hand of the Father making intercession for us.
Like a radio preacher of years ago used to say, “You can’t lose with the stuff I use.” I say you cannot fail with Jesus on your side and in your heart. Freely you have received, freely give. Allow Jesus and the Holy Spirit to manifest themselves through you today and even if you don’t say a word lives will be touched.
May the Lord richly bless and keep you and empower you today as never before! Blessings my friends. Have a great day!