The Coming Wave of the Holy Spirit (24). In Luke 24:49, (Amplified Bible) Jesus issues this command: “Behold – Listen carefully: I am sending the Promise of My Father, the Holy Spirit upon you; but you are to remain in the city of Jerusalem until you are clothed and fully equipped with power from on high.” The disciples had just spent three years with Jesus. They had heard first hand His teachings, seen and experienced for themselves many powerful miracles and manifestations of the Lord’s power and lastly had received from Jesus own breath, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Yet there was something more they were to receive for their equipping, clothing and empowering – the Authority of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. In Acts 1:8 Jesus tells the disciples that in receiving the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, they would receive power and the authority to be His witnesses everywhere. How much more we need this baptism, filling and re-filling to faithfully complete this mission and co-mission, not in our strength, but in His might, His power, His clothing and His authority?
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