A Fresh Baptism in the Holy Spirit

“But when the Holy Spirit comes to you, you will receive power.  You will be my witnesses-in Jerusalem, in all of Judea, in Samaria, and in every part of the world, (Acts 1:8, NCV).  The church does not need better programing or more educated clergy.  The church needs a baptism in the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit was given not so that people might experience an emotional high but as a source of power to go out into the world and tell people of the saving work of Christ.  Many Christians fail to realize the importance of the Holy Spirit when it comes to sharing the good news of the Gospel.  In order for the church to reach its full potential the Holy Spirit must be present.  In Acts chapter 2 we read of what can happen when the Holy Spirit is at work in the life of the church.  “The believer’s devoted themselves to the Apostle’s teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers.  A sense of awe came over everyone.  God performed many wonders and signs through the Apostles.  All the believers united and shared everything, (Acts 2: 42-45, CEB).  This is what can happen when the Holy Spirit is at work, and this is what the church needs today more than any other thing.

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