The Spirit Of The Lord
When the Holy Spirit came upon Mary, she became pregnant. The Holy Spirit upon signifies and connotes power and glory. When the Holy Spirit comes upon someone, the tangible manifest presence of God becomes present and visible. If your spiritual eyes are opened you will see His glory and evidence of His Holy Presence and Aura. The Holy Spirit‘s power turns you into a different man.
The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and God’s power will rest upon you. For this reason the holy child will be called the Son of God. Luke 1 :35
When He takes control, He gives you the ability to do His works and manifest Himself . He is the rescuer and makes men rescuers.
But when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power, and you will be witnesses for me in Jerusalem, in all of Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8
I will go through all the works and acts of the Holy Spirit for many days. Today, I will talk about His power to enable us begin and sustain ministry and discuss His other acts in subsequent days.
Power To Begin Ministry
The Holy Spirit starts His ministry through us by His power. Starting a ministry is not a joke, a gamble or an experiment. It is as a result of divine appointment and assignment. It is a gift from God and the gifts and callings Of God are irrevocable. He helps and empowers us to start ministry.
Saul was anointed before he became King, David was anointed and Paul was chosen and anointed for ministry. If we go through the Bible, we will see that the prophets and ministers were either anointed by a prophet or had direct encounters with God that anointed them for ministry. Moses had a direct encounter with God .
[ Jesus Begins His Work in Galilee ] Then Jesus returned to Galilee, and the power of the Holy Spirit was with him. The news about His spread throughout all that territory. Luke 4:14
how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him. Acts 10:38
Man is powerless and weak without the power of God. Doing exploits and doing ministry works require power. Jesus had the power of God and kept functioning with the power of God. He never moved outside the Holy Spirit. There was complete unity of mind and purpose. He recognised the role of the Holy Spirit in His ministry.
Jesus had the Power Of The the Holy Spirit upon Him before He could manifest the works of His father. The presence of the Lord was available for Jesus to heal. If the son of God needed the power of God, we also need the power of God.
One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick. Luke 5:17
Without the Spirit of the Lord, we cannot start or sustain an effective ministry – we can start, but we won’t be fruitful like Jesus. We need the Holy Spirit upon us to be successful ministers. May we always seek the face of God and give His Spirit the rightful place in our ministry.