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Bishop Edir Macedo Explains the Power of the Holy Spirit
According to the Word of God, in chapter 2 of the Acts of the Apostles. The Holy Spirit was poured out on the first Christians, thus marking the beginning of the Church:
“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)
The disciples of the Lord Jesus, carrying out His order, were in Jerusalem awaiting the promise. When, gathered in one place, a sound came from heaven like a strong wind. And filled the whole house where they were seated. Tongues appeared among them like fire, and one rested
on each of them. Which were filled with the Holy Spirit. They began to speak other languages. According to the Spirit, so that all outsiders, of the most different nationalities, heard them speak in their own language.
The baptism with the Holy Spirit means power, strength, courage, boldness, and audacity to live. Just as the Lord Jesus lived here on earth. We have seen many sincere Christians make a supernatural effort to keep their lives up to the biblical standard, in vain.
In fact, if with the baptism of the Holy Spirit it is no longer easy to overcome temptations. And maintain a faithful testimony. Imagine without it! Many seek to dodge problems and temptations, not for the sake of obedience to God’s Word, but rather to flee from evil, or for fear of tripping and falling.
Now, if fear exists, then it is because there is a need for an overlay of power, according to the promise of the Lord Jesus, when he said: “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you…” (Acts 1:8)
The baptism with the Holy Spirit means power, strength, courage, boldness, and audacity to live, just as the Lord Jesus lived here on earth. -Bishop Edir Macedo