Book of Acts

Day 1 of 9 • This day’s reading

Devotional

BEING A WITNESS OF CHRIST


But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. (Acts 1:8) NIV


When God created man, He gave him power over everything on earth. This power was a divine power because man was created in the image of God. But the fall of man into sin removed that divine power. The power source was disconnected.


Imagine if the electronic devices we use every day are disconnected from the existing energy sources. No matter how sophisticated the goods are, they will become useless. A reliable source of energy is very important in our life. Likewise, in our spiritual life, we need a source of energy. Only the power of God can supply our soul and spirit.


Jesus Christ has come to this world to reconcile us—sinful men—with a holy God. His crucifixion and blood redeemed us and cleansed the sin that caused us separation from that spiritual source of life. He has been taken up into heaven so that the promise of God is fulfilled upon the believers: the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, the Helper and Comforter came to dwell with His people.


The Holy Spirit is the power that encourages us to carry out the task for proclaiming salvation and witnessing Christ. It is the power that enables us to live in the truth and to be a channel of love for many people. 


Are you willing to accept that power? It is simple: believe, repent, and accept Jesus to be your God. Then ask the Lord Jesus to flow the power of His Spirit to fill you, and accept it with faith.


Be witnesses of Christ, who can bring salvation to others.