Welcome to God today, I’m Andrew Wommack and I want to share with you today that the Christian life isn’t just difficult, it’s impossible; it’s impossible to live. That might surprise some of you and some of you might think “What are you saying?” You in yourself cannot do what God told you to do. You can’t turn the other cheek when somebody hits you on one side. When they defame you, you can’t turn around and bless and curse not. These things aren’t Human responses. The Christian life, the only way you’re ever going to measure up to what God said is to receive the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said this in Acts chapter 1 verse eight, he says you shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost has come upon you. Not before the Holy Ghost has come upon you, but after. And I tell you when the baptism of the holy spirit comes upon you it just gives you power.
My life was totally transformed by the baptism of the holy spirit and I know that there’s a lot of doctoral issues. I haven’t got time in this little segment to tell you all of those things but I’m telling you that I got baptized in the Holy Spirit 10 years after I was born again it’s not synonymous. You can receive it when you receive that born again experience but it’s not automatic.
With most people in the Bible it came as a separate experience and when you receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit it includes a lot of things, but it includes speaking in tongue’s. Speaking in tongues is a powerful thing because it makes no sense to your mind and for you to speak in touch more than just one word or one phrase but if you prayed in tongues for 10-20 minutes you have to get beyond yourself and out of just natural thinking because it makes no sense to your mind and you have to get into faith. Jude chapter 1 verse 20 says but you beloved building up yourselves on your most holy faith praying in the Holy Ghost. When you pray in tongues, you’re praying in your most holy faith. So it’s a gift. You just simply open up your heart and ask and receive and then you begin to by faith start speaking in tongues.
If you’ve already received this, you need to be using it. Paul said I speak in tongues more than y’all. If you haven’t received it, I encourage you to seek the Lord. I’ve got a lot of material on this and there’s a lot of material available but you need this Power from on high because the Christian life isn’t just difficult, it’s impossible; it’s not meant to be lived without the power of the Holy Spirit.
So Father I pray for people right now and I’m asking you, especially for those who have not received this endowment of power from on high. I’m asking you that right now they would cry out to you, open up their heart, and that you would come fill them with your spirit. That they would be empowered, that they would have this ability to speak in tongues and operate in all of the other gifts of the Holy Spirit. That they would experience God Today.