The Holy Spirit Book: The Results of Spiritual Power
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow
John testified, ‘I saw the Holy Spirit descending like a dove from heaven and
resting upon Him.’” John 1:32
According to Jewish law, the public ministry of the priests in the tabernacle was to begin at the age of thirty.
“From thirty years old and up to fifty years old you shall number them, all who enter for service to do the work in the Tent of Meeting.” Numbers 4:23
When Jesus came up out of the waters of baptism, He was 30 years of age. It was at this time that the Holy Spirit came upon Jesus and anointed Him with power to begin His public ministry.
“God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” Acts 10:38
Jesus Himself knew that He needed the anointing
power of the Holy Spirit to do the work God called Him to do. Although Jesus
was fully God and fully man, He did not do His mighty works as the Son of God,
but as the Son of Man who was anointed and empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Jesus wants to send us in the same way that He was sent (John 20:21). Because Jesus was sent by His Father, with the power of the Holy Spirit upon Him, how much more then, do we need the Holy Spirit’s power to do what God called us to do?
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works that these he will do, because I go to My Father.” John 14:12
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