Pentecostal Perspective

Let’s examine this power Jesus promised the church at Pentecost.  It is not physical power. Nor is it the power of logic. God wants us to convert souls, not argue over them.  No, this kind of power is spiritual power.  The ability through the Holy Spirit to get the job done.  It is a living union with a living God. We have been given the power to overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil.  The preparation for this kind of authority is in training and devotion to the cause of Jesus Christ.  We must consider that authority and ability go hand in hand to bring us to completion in the kingdom of God.  We must pray for the gift of patience to mature the other gifts God has given us.   The power of God is not a demonstration of sideshow tricks or magic acts, it is to motivate people to seek the Lord.  Having legal power is useless without demonstrative power to enforce it.

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