June 06, 2023
"… you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth." - ACTS 1:8
Jesus’ promise to His disciples stands throughout history. ACTS 2 reports that His followers went back to Jerusalem, as He commanded, and that the Holy Spirit empowered them, creating the church. When you and I received Christ, we came into that anointing—or baptism—with the Spirit, and have an anointing that remains (1 JOHN 2:27). Eons ago, the great furnace at the heart of the sun ignited, and all born into the universe bathe in the energy. Two thousand years ago, the fire of the church was set ablaze, and to be born into Christ is to come into this baptism of fire.