Published on March 9th, 2017 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
Pastor Creflo A. Dollar: Do You Know Him?
During His ministry on earth, Jesus performed many miracles. The Gospels are full of the accounts of His miraculous feats: He opened blinded eyes, raised the dead, cast out demons and healed people with leprosy and other diseases (Matthew 4:24; Matthew 15:30; Mark 8:23; Luke 7:21; John 12:9). But what does all of this mean for you? If you are a born-again Believer, the same power that enabled Jesus to perform miracles is also available to you!
In John 14:12 (AMP), Jesus said, “I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father.” This power, which is the ability to get results, is available to you by way of the Holy Spirit. He is the third Person of the Godhead (or Trinity). He is a gift from God and is your eternal companion (Acts 2:38; John 14:16). Part of His ministry is to help Believers to operate in God’s capacity on the earth.
When you become born again, the Holy Spirit is poured into your heart, planting a “power seed.” As a result, you become the evidence of the Word and can demonstrate God’s power to others (Acts 1:8).
You must have God’s power to live a successful Christian life. You need His ability, efficiency and might in order to perform miracles. Even Jesus needed to be infused with power. Luke 3:21-22 says:
Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
It was only after the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus that He was able to get results in His ministry (Luke 4:14-15). Miracles, signs and wonders followed Him everywhere He went!
The life of the Apostle Peter is another example of how crucial it is to have the Holy Spirit with you. During Jesus’ arrest, Peter denied Jesus three times. But after the Holy Spirit came on Peter, he boldly preached about Jesus—even when He was told not to (Acts 4:10, 19-20). When it comes to living a fruitful Christian life, following the Holy Spirit is not optional; it is a necessity.
If you don’t know the Holy Spirit, now is the time to make His acquaintance. The only prerequisite to establishing a relationship with Him is being born again. If you have not accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, I encourage you to do so today. Then, receive the precious gift of the Holy Spirit and become a living testimony of God’s glory and power.