Top 10 Countdown: #8

We’re counting down the top ten Bible verses of all time, as determined by researchers with very large brains who analyze how often each verse is referenced.

Here’s VERSE #8. These were Jesus’ last words before leaving Earth. Pray through ’em. Memorize ’em. And then LIVE ’em.

You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. (Acts 1:8)

Before the disciples received power from the Holy Spirit, they were basically a bunch of terrified nincompoops. They all scattered when Jesus got arrested. One was so scared that he jumped right out of his clothes and fled naked. Even Peter denied knowing Jesus. They ended up huddled together, hiding and confused and wondering what in the world to do next.

But then the Holy Spirit came and fired them up. Literally. Tongues of flame descended on them to let ’em know that God was right there with ’em. Fueled by the Holy Spirit, they were transformed from nincompoops to champions for God who were willing to die for what they believed in.

We have the same power available to us. The power that created life. The power that conquered death. The power that can transform you and me into mighty witnesses for God starting right now.




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