The Holy Spirit is always associated with power to accomplish God’s work. When he falls upon the apostles at Pentecost we near the testimony of the apostles in the tribal languages of the people. They are empowered to be witnesses of Jesus and his resurrection in all the earth. Paul reminds the Thessalonians that the gospel came to them not only in word but in power, and exhorts Titus by reminding him that God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power. That means that in our mission to make Jesus known we have power that is beyond us. Too often we fail to see it and do nothing. Forgive us Lord and draw us out of our stupor and in line with the Spirit that you have given to us.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. (Acts 1:8)
McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan: Jos 20-21, Acts 1, Jer 10, Mt 24