TEXT: ACTS 1: 6 – 8
It is clear from the above scripture that the purpose of the Holy Spirit baptism in the life of a believer in the Lord Jesus is the power for service. Out text is the account of what Jesus Himself said to the disciples before he was finally taken away back to heaven.
They were concerned about the restoration of the freedom of Israel as a nation from the rule of the Romans. Jesus told them that was not the immediate priority or the agenda of God, that would come in God’s appointed time. But the immediate agenda of God is the power to do his work or service. This power for service comes when a believer is baptized in the Holy Spirit. If you have not received the baptism in the Holy Spirit, seek to be filled. The gift is still available for all believers in the Lord, Jesus. If you have received this blessed gift, God expects you to fully get involved in Kingdom service. Go today with the gospel of Christ Jesus to the lost world, and you will be richly blessed of God. Mk. 16: 15 – 18. You are blessed!