The Power of the Holy Spirit is Essential – Paul Washer

28 09 2011

You and I, always stand in great need of the power of the Holy Spirit in our life, the working of the Holy Spirit in our life and we should constantly be crying out to God for greater and greater infusions of His power and greater and greater outpourings of the Holy Spirit. Constantly, in our life and in the church. Listen, what we have to do cannot be done by us – don’t you understand that? It cannot be done! The great missionary endeavor. What still lacks in taking the Gospel to the nations. it cannot be done by us! We cannot organize it into happening! We cannot make it happen. All our gifts, all our power, all our eloquence, all our strategies cannot achieve anything in what has to be done in this world. But the Holy Spirit can. The power of the Holy Spirit. And we should constantly, and I believe this text is telling us: constantly be crying out to God for greater and greater manifestations of His power in our life.
Know this, some of the greatest manifestations have to do with character and the fruit of the Holy Spirit in our life. And the power of the Holy Spirit in ministry―NOT to create confusion in the church and turn the Church of Jesus Christ into a lunatic circus. But empower the church to be a witness for Jesus Christ and take the Gospel to the nations. We must have that. You greatest need young man, as a preacher, is to be alone with God to shut yourself up in His Word, to study His Word, to study men of the faith who have gone out before you and been mightily used of God. But you other great need is this: to cry out and cry out for the outpouring and the power of the Holy Spirit on your life so that you might minister. You must have this.

More and more… when I was a young man, I would cry out and cry out and cry out, “O God pour out Your Spirit on my life that I would be able to preach.”

I can remember going outside street preaching in Huston, Texas, and I had no power, no boldness, no strength. Coming home defeated and finally just putting my Bible on the bed and saying, “Whatever is in this book’s not in my life!”

And then, Praise God, someone came to me one night with a bunch of books. Actually, one day with a bunch of books. Things from George Muller and Leonard Ravenhill… so many others. I began to look and say, “these men are talking about God’s Willingness to do great and mighty things to the weakest vessel”. But I can see clear as I look through all these men that it is done in the power of the Holy Spirit.

I just had cry out for months and months and months, O God, O God, pour out Your Spirit―strengthening me―do a work so when I would stand up I preach!
And He can do that for you. He can do that for you.

And its not some special thing that might make your ministry a little bit better. It is absolutely essential!

The Power of the Holy Spirit is Essential by Paul Washer

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8 12 2011
ian

Yes, me too as I conduct bible study in my group, I prayed for Jesus to filled me with the Holy Spirit, he is the one who will give you ideas and heart of worshiping him in spirit and in truth. I prayed alone in my room nothing but praying and worshiping unceasingly until the manifestation of the Holy Spirit poured out in my body.

As for today my life was never the same again, 24/7 there is no time Jesus left out in my mind, even in tough times. Remember the “Parable of the Seed?”
1- never let your seed be swayed by the devil,
2-don’t be weak in times of trouble or problems,
3-never be suck up or choked by the riches of this world or to conformed to the pattern of this world.
4 – be this one! a good seed on a good soil, or learn to fight a good fight of faith till the end.

10 01 2012
Anthony

I’m starving for the Holy Spirit now…i will ask God for the Holy Spirit.
Thank you for this site.

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