Power. Sermon & prayer points by pastor E A Adeboye

INTRODUCTION
After the resurrection, what next?

Ecclesiastes 7:8. Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof.

Jesus told the disciples that He would send someone who will help them fulfill their destiny.

John 16:7. According to Jesus, the Holy Spirit would give the disciples power.

Power is the ability to do work and do it efficiently and at times extraordinarily.

There are different categories of power.

1. Political Power. Ecclesiastes 8:4

2. Financial power. Proverbs 10:15, Ecclesiastes 7:12

3. Spiritual power. 2 Kings 4:8-17.

4. Counterfeit Power. Acts 8:9-24
Power supersedes power. Exodus 7:8-12

Why do you need to have the power of the Holy Spirit?

1. To fulfill destiny. Luke 5:1-11, Acts 2:1-41.

Paul’s destiny was to preach the Gospel.

Galatians 1:15-16, Acts 9:10-20. Also, the greater the power, the easier it is to reach your goal.

For example, the power of God was manifested in great dimensions in the life of Peter. Acts 3:1-11, Acts 4:4. 1st sermon, he won 3000 souls. 2nd sermon, the power was greater; he won 5000 souls. His destiny was fulfilled at an amazing pace. Acts 5:1-16.

Don’t pay attention to those who mock you when you pray in the Holy Spirit. The Bible says you speak mysteries to God when you pray in the Holy Spirit. The end will justify the means so use it. If you don’t use the power, you will lose it! Pray more in the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:26. Use the Power so it can multiply.

For those who haven’t received the power of the Holy Spirit; Acts 2:37-39

1. Repent

2. Be baptized (by immersion)

3. Begin to use the power; join the workforce

And watch the Almighty God begin to move you closer to destiny.

In the Name that is above every other name, I pray for you today that the power to fulfill destiny will be released unto you and you will not leave this world regretting that you failed to fulfill destiny(Amen). Praise the Lord!

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