Empowered Church

In the Great Commission we hear these words: “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Mt. 28:18-20)

  • Jesus tells the disciples in John 20:21-23 “… I am sending you”. And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit”.
  • In Luke 24:49, Jesus says, “Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”
  • In Acts 1:4-5, we are given more clarity as Jesus commanded the disciples to not leave Jerusalem, “…but to wait for the Promise of the Father… for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
  • In Acts 1:6-8 we find the final commission of Jesus: They gathered around Jesus and asked Him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by His own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

We at RevivalHut Ministry believe that the commission is clear… go make disciples of all nations! And we need the power of the Holy Spirit to be God’s witnesses to the lost and hurting people of the world. We as believers are all invited to feel the compelling reality of being sent and being empowered by this Promise of the Father… the outpouring or Baptism in the Holy Spirit. Being sent as connected extensions of God’s heart to minister and bring the good news… the Gospel of the Kingdom of God… to our circle of influence whether it is local or international. We want to be found concentrating our efforts to wherever God would lead us.

Be the Church:

We are the Church of Jesus Christ carrying the good news that freedom and breakthrough are at hand. The Gospel Message brings hope and the power of the Kingdom is made available… to push back darkness. However, as with the disciples, there is a need for faith to rest in God’s authority. There is an empowerment of the Holy Spirit that is necessary in order to accomplish the mission that God has called us to. It is clear to us that we can’t accomplish anything in our own power and strength… but only with the power that we receive through the continual filling of the Holy Spirit. We believe that this filling of the Holy Spirit empowers believers for Christian witness and service.

While all genuine believers are indwelt by the Holy Spirit at conversion, the New Testament indicates the importance of an ongoing, empowering work of the Spirit subsequent to conversion as well. Being “indwelt” by the Spirit and being “clothed by” the Spirit are theologically distinct experiences. The Holy Spirit desires to fill each believer continually with increased power for Christian life and witness. At the same time the Holy Spirit imparts supernatural gifts for the edification of the body and for various works of ministry in the world. All the gifts of the Holy Spirit at work in the Church of the first-century are available today, are vital for the mission of the Church, and are to be earnestly desired and practiced.

Be an overcoming Child of God – “He who is in you is greater than he that is in the world!” (1 Jn. 4:4)

Acts 1:5, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:2-4, Acts 19:2-6, Acts 6:3, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, John 3:5-7, Galatians 4:6, Ephesians 5:18

I encourage every believer to study these Scriptures and live as those who walk in power and authority in our world. When we look at the Early Church we see a people who were commissioned, sent and empowered. Therefore it is clear that the Great Commission was and is beyond achieving without the power of the Holy Spirit. In the same way so is living out a Gospel-centered life.

Let’s Be that Empowered Church!

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