But get up and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you, – Acts 26:16
The Book of Acts was written to provide a history and powerful account of the early church that shook the world and multiplied. The emphasis of the book is the importance of the day of Pentecost and being empowered to be effective witnesses for Jesus Christ. Acts records the apostles being Christ’s witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the rest of the surrounding world.
The story of the church in these writings sheds profound light and meaning on the gift of the Holy Spirit as comfort, empowerer, supreme guide who teaches and serves within as enabler in our spiritual journey of obedience.
When diving into the book of Acts, the spiritual sensors are enlightened and encouraged by the empowerment of many miracles that were being performed by ordinary men who we Christ followers, the disciples Peter, John, and Paul.
“The book of Acts emphasizes the importance of obedience to God’s Word and the transformation that occurs as a result of knowing Christ”
Many times in this book we see the Holy Spirit empower these men to do the extraordinary in and through Christ. We see the spirit speaking and saying many times to the faithful obedient “Get Up” , “Stand Up” and “Go” be EMPOWERED.
We too engage in this calling. As we are the living church of the Acts. The spirit still calls us to “Get Up- Be Empowered”.
What is the spirit speaking to you today? Is he calling you to get up, stand on your feet, for the purpose he has appeared to your spirit and soul is to appoint YOU to a mission of ministry. To witness not only to the things you have seen, but also to the things in which He will appear to you in his leading.
Today be open to his whispers of leadings in your spirit and soul. Be sensitive to the spirits leading to “Get up – Be Empowered” and see what the Great I Am can do in and through your today. Get connected in solitude, silence and prayer with the almighty Father.