Do you want more power?
When you see the word power do you think of physical strength, will power, powerful storms, government entities or people in ‘powerful’ positions?
Merriam-Webster defines power as:
1. an ability to act to produce an effect
2. possession of control, authority, or influence over others.
3. A physical might (mental or moral efficacy ,political control or influence
4. plural–an order of angels—SEE CELESTIALHIERARCHY………
Definition of CELESTIAL HIERARCHY
a traditional hierarchy of angels ranked from lowest to highest into the following nine orders: angels, archangels, principalities, powers, virtues, dominions, thrones, cherubim, and seraphim.
Wow , it pays to look up words I think I know, but I learn so much more when I venture a little deeper into the meaning of that word.
This article is, of course, talking about the power of the Holy Spirit. There is nothing more powerful than God, who gave us the Holy Spirit after Jesus ascended into heaven.
Take a moment to use definition number 1 above in place of power in the following scriptures and see where I’m going with this:
Acts 1:8 “But you will <receive an ability to act to produce an effect> when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witness in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
1 Corinthians 2:4-5 “and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit’s <ability to act to produce an effect>, so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.”
1 Thessalonians 1: 4-5
“For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in <an ability to act to produce an effect> and in the Holy Spirit and will full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among your for your sake.