God’s Power 26
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
Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit and power. That was why He lived a constantly victorious life. You can be anointed with the Holy Spirit without being anointed with power. You can have all the fruits and so many gifts of the Holy Spirit yet, not be anointed with power.
Power gift is usually seen operating in the lives of Apostles and Evangelists. Some Prophets in the Old Testament had power gifts. Moses and Elijah are example of those who had fire or power from God. Joseph had the Spirit of God but he did not have power gifts.
So Pharaoh asked them, “Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God?” Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you. You shall be in charge of my palace, and all my people are to submit to your orders. Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you.” Genesis 31:38-40
The Spirit of the Lord was upon Jesus, to manifest love and mercy through Him. The same Holy Spirit is with us today, to manifest love and mercy upon us and through us, by His power.
May we cooperate with the Holy Spirit in His ministry of teaching, healing, deliverance and help. May we always recognize that it is only by the power of the Holy Spirit, that the church can be fruitful and effective.