Act 1:6 Once when they were with Him, they asked Him, "Master, is this the time at which you are about to restore the kingdom of Israel?"
Act 1:7 "It is not for you," He replied, "to know times or epochs which the Father has reserved within His own authority;
Act 1:8 and yet you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judae and Samaria and to the remotest parts of the earth."
Watch Pastor Morris on Receiving the Holy Spirit.
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To Receive the Power then the Holy Spirit must come upon you.
As Angus Buchan that great South African Evangelist says, “It is not just speaking in Tongues though that will happen, It is receiving the power [dunamis) to love as Jesus loved, to forgive and to heal all relationships especially marriages; to work the works of God.
The Coming upon of the Holy Spirit.
In Leviticus 8:30 when Moses was consecrating Aaron and his sons for the priesthood he took some anointing oil and some of the blood from the altar and sprinkled Aaron and his garments and his sons and their garments [poured on His head and clothes]
Psa 133:1 A Song of degrees; of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!
Psa 133:2 It is like the precious ointment on the head that ran down on the beard, Aaron's beard, that went down to the ends of his garments;
Psa 133:3 like the dew of Hermon that came down on the mountains of Zion; for there Jehovah commanded the blessing, life forevermore..
The Oil is a symbol of the Holy Spirit anointing a Believer with Power from on High.
Act 10:44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all those hearing the Word.
Act 10:45 And those of the circumcision, who believed (as many as came with Peter), were astonished because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out on the nations also.
Act 10:46 For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God.
O, Lord , Let the Holy spirit fall upon us again. We are waiting Lord!
and you will be my witnesses# Websters 1818 Dictionary
A Witness is: 3. A person who knows or sees any thing; one personally present; as, he was witness; he was an eye-witness. 1 Pet 5.
4. One who sees the execution of an instrument, and subscribes it for the purpose of confirming its authenticity by his testimony.
5. One who gives testimony; as, the witnesses in court agreed in all essential facts.
Luk_24:48,You are witnesses of these things Act_1:8, Act_2:32, Act_3:15, Act_5:32, Act_6:13, Act_7:58, Act_10:39, Act_10:41, Act_13:31,
For this purpose they were appointed; and to prepare them for this they had been with him for more than three years. They had seen his manner of life, his miracles, his meekness, his sufferings; they had listened to his instructions, and had conversed and eaten with him as a friend; they had seen him after he was risen, and were about to see him ascend to heaven; and they were thus qualified to bear witness to these things in all parts of the earth. Barnes
Now the Lord wants to anoint us with His Holy Spirit to be witness even to the ends of the earth.
While sitting in a Conference in Basongiland in East Kasai province of the DR Congo, a Pygmee Choir was praising the Lord with all their hearts. The Church leader leaned over and said to me, Truly the Gospel has gone to the ends of the earth. These little people who live in small huts in the Equarorial Jungles of central Congo, have a Bantou Pastor who follows them as they migrate around in the dense forests hunting and gathering.
1..The Power of the Holy Spirit is available to every believer who is washed and sanctified by the blood of Jesus. After the blood was applied then the oil was sprinkled upon the High Priest. May the Holy Spirit come UPON you today as you wait upon Him and wait for Him.
2. Witnesses to the Ends of the earth They received the Power and they were witnesses wherever the Lord sent them. Are you ready to move out with God?