This morning, a discourse during a Sunday school class came to mind and it inspired this post.
Read with me: And you shall receive power after the Holy Ghost has come upon you and you shall be my witnesses…. Acts 1:8.
Quite a popular scripture isn’t it?
If you’ve already seen what I saw, good! If not, read on.
The Holy Spirit is to a believer, what a witness summons is to a witness in a case.
No one can be a valid witnesses in a case unless he/she has been invited by the court by a document called a witness summons.
Without the witness summons,(all things being equal), no matter how much a person knows about a case, he cannot give official testimonies that will be entered into evidence.
The same rule applies to a believer. Without the Holy Spirit, you have no witness summons. Your testimony lacks validity.
It does not matter how many scriptures you can quote or how amazing your oratory skills are, they will lack power to convince or convict anyone.
You might say to me, but every believer has the spirit of God. That would be true, but-
Note the use of the word ‘upon’ in the verse. This connotes action. You can have the spirit of God and it’ll be dormant, untapped and unused.
That would still translate to having the witness summons and not knowing what it is or how to use it. It’ll still translate to ineffective testimony.
Do you have your witnesses summons?
Are you putting it to good use?
I just used mine.
Who’s with me?