Jesus performed signs and wonders and displayed amazing miracles through the Supernatural Power of God. How did He do that? After He was baptized with the Holy Spirit,
“…Jesus was also baptized, and while He was praying, heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove..……Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about Him spread through all the surrounding district. And He began teaching in their synagogues and was praised by all.” (Luke 3:21-22; 4:14-15, NASB)
In order to complete His mission on earth (see 1John 3:8), Jesus needed the Supernatural Power of Holy Spirit. So do you and I.
How do you receive the Holy Spirit?
As God’s child, your loving heavenly Father wants to give you the supernatural power you need to live your new life,
“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened…..how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” (Luke 11:9-13, NKJV)
All you have to do is Ask, Believe, and Receive!
Pray, “Father, I recognize my need for Your power to live this new life. Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit. By faith, I receive Him right now! Thank You for baptizing me. Holy Spirit, You are welcome in my life.”
Congratulations! Now you’re filled with God’s supernatural power. Some syllables from a language you don’t recognize will rise up from your heart to your mouth. (See 1 Cor. 14:14.) As you speak them out loud by faith, you’re releasing God’s power from within and building yourself up in the Spirit.
(1 Cor. 14:4) You can do this whenever and wherever you like.
It doesn’t really matter whether you ‘felt’ anything or not when you prayed to receive the Holy Spirit. The key is ‘believing’ with all your heart. If you believed in your heart that you received, then God’s Word promises you did.
“Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” (Mark 11:24, NKJV).
God always honours His Word; Believe it!