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 (Acts 1:8).

In Acts 1:8, the Lord Jesus told His disciples they would receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon them, and that power would make them effective witnesses. The word “power” in this context means power that works! The Greek rendering is “Dunamis”; it signifies inherent power—power that reproduces itself; it’s the root word from which we get the English, ‘dynamo.’

A dynamo is a device that generates electrical power through the conversion of mechanical energy. So, the term dynamo is often used to describe a generator that continuously generates power without requiring external assistance. This is the kind of power at work in you today. It’s a miracle-working ability.

This power makes you an effective witness to your world. A witness is one who possesses evidence and proof; he’s one who’s called to testify of what he knows. So, should you ever feel weak as a witness, activate the power within you! Paul explains how to do this in Ephesians 5:18-20; it’s by getting yourself drunk in the Holy Ghost!

Also, in 1 Corinthians 14:4, the Bible says, “He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself….” In other words, when you speak in tongues, you activate the power within you and make it effectual, if it had been lying dormant. There is power inside you—inherent power. It’s the power that works; with it, you can produce anything.


Dear Father, I thank you for the inherent power I have received through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. I’m always afire, burning with zeal and passion for the work of the Lord, winning souls everywhere because I’m an effective witness, functioning by the power of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Ephesians 3:20
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

Romans 8:11
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

Acts 1:8 AMPC
But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.

1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Luke 13:22-35 & Judges 14-16

2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Romans 10:1-10 & Psalm 119:41-64

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