Just a quick thought to meditate upon … if Jesus did absolutely NO ministry before being filled with the Holy Spirit, why would you and I dare to do God’s work without first following His example? The scriptures tell us that Jesus declared that He did NO ministry on His own (John 5:19), received His guidance from the Holy Spirit (Luke 4:1), and knew the Source of His anointing to minister (Luke 4:18-19). Without question, being filled with God’s Spirit was the launching pad into Jesus’ supernatural ministry. With that in mind, it is easy to see why Jesus just before His ascension commanded His followers to stay in Jerusalem and wait for the promise of the Father, the outpouring of His Spirit, (Acts 1:4-5) so that they too could minister effectively.
But wait, Jesus told us that we would do greater works than He did (John 14:12). If being filled with God’s Spirit was the prerequisite for doing Jesus’ works, greater works wouldn’t have a lesser requirement. If anything, greater works would demand a greater involvement of the Holy Spirit, right?
I want to take Jesus up on His promise about doing the greater works. Here’s my resolve. In this age of the Holy Spirit (remember, TODAY is the day of the Holy Ghost), I, Billy Burns, declare that I will see the greater works in my personal life and ministry. I will settle for nothing less. Like Jesus, I too will do no ministry on my own. Without the guidance of the Holy Spirit, I will do no ministry. And, last but certainly not least, no anointing, no attempt at doing ministry.
Why don’t you turn off your computer and discuss this with the Holy Spirit. Let Him know about your resolve and dependency. From this moment on, whole-heartedly start working together with Him. Then, get ready for the greater, greater, greater!