(KJV.) ACTS 1:8
(8) But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
THE POWERLESS CHRISTIAN!
Grace be unto you! A powerless Christian is a Christian who follows Jesus Christ, but does not understand who they are in him; case in point, Jesus Christ is in all things of creation, before he became man, born in the flesh, he was the word spoken to create everything that was created in the heavens and on the earth, cf. John 1-5; this is the key factor, factoring the concept of who he is; if we fully understand that he is part of God himself, belief, follow him, do his will; nothing can overshadow his glory upon our lives, or prevail against our souls, we are the powerful Christians.
Fruit of thoughts, when the man receives Jesus Christ into his heart as Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit comes to indwell his heart, to transform him into his righteousness; but the transformation process is not as easy as it sounds like, because before his redemption, he walked in darkness, did whatever everyone was doing within the world of darkness, however, after redemption, these associations, behavioral attitudes must be released with the old self, in other to fully embrace the new life in Jesus Christ, be secured in his anchor of salvation, grace and eternity; that is where the challenging issues surface to appease, influence, hinder the believer to backslide into his old ways of living; today, if there is anyone among us, who are saved, yet in any type of a struggle to free themselves from the past, be encouraged to know that you are not alone, Jesus is aware of the situation, he wants to help you break off the yoke, break out of the stronghold, whosoever the son of man sets free is free indeed, cf. John 8:33, talk to him about the situation, never, ever, let it go of his grace-filled hands to fall away from his free grace, you are a powerful Christian, believe in Jesus and in yourself.
Beloved, when a Christian walks in obedience to Jesus Christ, his godly attitude, draws the Holy Spirit anointing oils of empowerment from the bowels of Jesus Christ upon his/herself to be used mightily for his glory; therefore, referring to the above text, Jesus instructed his disciples to tarry to receive power after the baptism of the Holy Ghost, what did they do? they obeyed, as a result, they received the promise on the day of Pentecost, cf. Acts 2:1-4; on the contrary, whenever we walk in disobedience to Jesus, there is an invisible barricade from the enemy which hinders the Holy Spirit from manifesting his will upon our lives, rendering us powerless; therefore, whenever we hear to voice of Jesus, instructing us to do his will, let us obey him, no matter how difficult the task may be, for he never leaves us alone, but goes wherever we go to do his will. He is waiting for us to walk in obedience to his instructions, are you ready to do his will? Ponder over it! Let us love one another as ourselves! Jesus is coming back again soon! Thank you for reading! Peace and Love be unto you! Amen and Amen!