The dynamic power of the Holy Spirit is available to help us face life's crucial situations.
Text- Acts 1:8 “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.”
This is often quoted without a true understanding of its meaning. What kind of power is referred to here? Souter in his Greek lexicon gives as a definition for "dunamis"- Physical power, marvelous works. It is interesting to note how the power of the Holy Spirit worked even in Old Testament days. It was channeled into physical power in the strength of Samson. In the case of King Saul, he was given power to prophesy. During the time of Israel's captivity, Ezekiel records the reviving power of the Holy Spirit.
Dr. Carlyle Marney tells of buying an automobile in 1949 that was equipped with a passing gear. He was not aware of this feature until he had driven the car over 30,000 miles. One day he was passing a log truck when he saw another truck about to meet him head-on. He stomped his foot down on the accelerator, and the car leaped around in safety. On that occasion he realized that his car not only had a powerful engine, but also the equipment to utilize that power quickly if needed.
Many believers move along life's way never realizing that the dynamic power of the Holy Spirit is available to help us face life's crucial situations.