Thought for the week by Pastor Diana Rutherford

by Struthers Cumbernauld

'But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses ...'      Acts 1:8

It is vital, as it has been throughout all church history, that we seek the power of the Holy Spirit. To operate without that power means we become dry, intellectual and useless!

Useless seems a strong word to use, but we cannot build the kingdom of God no matter how hard we try. Our thoughts, sermons, ideas, opinions, songs and music are all a waste of time without the power of the Spirit. It's that vital unction we need. We need to wait on the Holy Spirit as it says in this verse.

'After that the Holy Ghost has come upon you.'

Has the Holy Ghost come upon you? When? How long ago was it since you received power and anointing? This needs to be renewed within us again.

We, the Church of Christ, need to get down on our knees and seek the mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit not across the land only, but on ourselves. We need to be awakened once again with powerful unction and anointing. We need to be set on fire! Receive the Holy Spirit again and opportunities will come your way, you won't be able to keep quiet about your faith. God's presence and power will accompany you and you will discover rivers flowing out of your inner being.

This is the power we receive after that the Holy Ghost has come upon us.

Stop trying to minister in your own strength! Instead, seek the Lord for a new outpouring of the Spirit on your life. This is what the Church of Christ needs in these days more than anything else.

Amos 5:4 Now this is what the Lord says to the family of Israel: “Come back to me and live!"

A special prayer meeting has been arranged on Saturday 3/6/17 from 10:00am-12:00pm for those who want to join us to seek His face. Feel free to join us.