For our family devotions we started reading the book of Acts. Regrettably, it’s been a while since I’ve read Acts from start to finish. Shame on me. Monday night we kicked it off and only got through the first eleven verses. And, boy, I’m already blown away. Verse 8 is some powerful, thought-provoking stuff.
And you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
You shall receive power. I told my girls that the same Holy Spirit that came upon those disciples is the same Holy Spirit that comes upon us. That the same power they received is the same power we receive. That power enabled them to speak in other languages, to raise the dead and heal the blind and lame, to see visions and have special knowledge, it made them immune to the poison of vipers and transported them through time and space. Amazing stuff! And the point of all that power was to be witnesses.
Our oldest asked, “So if it’s the same Holy Spirit and the same power why can’t we do that stuff now days?”
Um . . . well, we see the power manifested in different ways now days, but is the power still there to do those amazing things? In my opinion, it sure is.
And that’s what I explore in my novels. The power. The possibility. The capability. The supernatural we all have access to if we have the Holy Spirit.
Think about it.