One of the biggest things Christ brought to us is the possibility to receive the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit takes residence in a believer, He changes everything. If a man were weak and timid, he’d immediately receive strength and boldness. If he were sick and infirm, his body would be vitalized. If he were in the dark about a particular situation, he’d receive the guidance that he required. There’s absolutely nothing in the world compared to the presence of the Holy Spirit in a child of God!
In Acts 1:8, the Bible says, “…ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you…” The moment you received the Holy Spirit, you received the power of God into your life.
Now, the word translated “power” is from the Greek word “dunamis,” which means the dynamic ability to cause changes. It’s from this word that we get the English word “dynamo” – an inherent power generator.
Jesus never exaggerated! When He spoke, He spoke absolute truth. When He said you would receive power after the Holy Ghost comes upon you, He meant exactly what He said. He carefully chose the expression to communicate the quality and potency of the power that we would have.
After the Holy Ghost came to live within you, you received inherent power. This power resides in you and functions independently of any other power. With this power of the Holy Ghost in you, you don’t need to call for power from above. You have inherent power within you to effect any change you desire. This means you can actually effect changes in your body.
It isn’t God’s desire and purpose for you to be a victim of sickness, disease, or infirmity. In Romans 8:37, the Bible says, “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” However, many Christians live as victims and suffer infirmities in their bodies. But that’s not the life Jesus brought.
Some Christians haven’t learned how to put the power of the Holy Ghost in them to work, so they’re constantly looking for help and seeking someone to pray for them. It’s important to understand that if the Holy Spirit lives within you, you don’t need any other outside power; He is the power-giver! Therefore, you should never live as a victim of sickness because you have all that you require within you to change any condition in your body!
Speaking in tongues is one sure way to activate the power of the Holy Ghost in you. The Bible says, “For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries” (1 Corinthians 14:2). Through speaking in tongues, we communicate with God and speak forth mysteries or secret truths. The word “edify” here means “to embolden” or “to charge up”, as you would a battery.
If you were weak and felt overwhelmed by a condition in your body, spend quality time speaking in other tongues. It won’t be long before the power of God will rise within you and prevail over that condition.
Understand that the power of the Holy Ghost in you is greater than anything in this world (1 John 4:4). When His power is at work in you, no infirmity can stand against you successfully. You may have been born with a deformed heart; it doesn’t matter anymore; you don’t have to suffer any more crises. Now that you have the Holy Ghost residing in you, you can cause a change! Speak in other tongues and activate the power of the Spirit. Be edified through the Spirit and see the change you desire come to pass.