That I May Know Him And His Power
That I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death. (Philippians 3:10 ESV)
To know Christ is to taste His resurrection power. The word of God has power and that power is the Holy Ghost Power. If we abide in the word of God and allow ourselves to be transformed into the image and character of Christ, we will experience His power. However, we must also seek the face of God and wait upon Him for the Holy Ghost Power. We must learn to humbly and sincerely ask for the power and gifts of the Holy Ghost. It is those who ask that receive. Those who are too proud to ask do not receive.
If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Luke 11:13
When His power is active in our lives, we will have the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Our transformation should start with bearing all the fruits of the Holy Spirit and culminate in the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit.