“Then John testified, “I saw the Holy Spirit descending like a dove from heaven and resting upon him. I didn’t know he was the one, but when God sent me to baptize with water, he told me, ‘The one on whom you see the Spirit descend and rest is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ I saw this happen to Jesus, so I testify that he is the Chosen One of God.” John 1:32-34
“Abide in the presence of the power of God, where victory is assured. If we remain in the right place with God, He can do anything with our lives. He can work through us. There was a power and majesty that fell on Jesus when He received the Holy Spirit. He was no longer the same. He received the mighty anointing power of God. He attained submission, and He submitted, He was more covered with the power and led by the Holy Spirit. He came out of the wilderness more full of God, more clothed with the Spirit, and more ready to fight. The empowerment had such an effect on Him that other people saw it and flocked to hear Him.” (Smith Wiggleworth) We need this changing power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. When we have the Holy Spirit in our lives and we are committed to listening to God and obeying His will for our lives, we can be a mighty force for God in our world. The key is submission; giving it all to God.
“And now I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised. But stay here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from heaven.” (Luke 24:49) This is the power to witness. The power to act. The power to live. The power to show the manifestation of God in your life. The Holy Spirit is all that we need.