Receiving Power For Missions

Scripture: Acts 1:8

"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."

1. God’s Commitment (Promise)

  • You will receive power
  • Special, Dynamic, and Essential power

46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name TO ALL NATIONS, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 I am going to send you what my Father HAS PROMISED; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.” (Luke 24:46-49)

2. God’s Command – You must stay in the city

  • Stay in the place of prayer and fellowship
  • Set up a place and time to wait on the Lord
  • Spend time in prayer daily
  • State your dependence on Him
  • Stay in His presence

3. God’s Call – You will be my witnesses

  • “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
  • Every believer is called to be His witness
  • Share your “before Christ” and “after Christ” experience

4. God’s Commission - You will be my witnesses

  • “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem…”
  • Witness with your life, words, and actions

5. God’s Compass - in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

  • Point to the North, South, East, and West – one end to the other
  • Home, Neighbour, Office, School, Camp, Community, Nation, World

Promise: You will receive power

  • Special, Dynamic, and Essential power

Purpose: You will be my witnesses

  • Special, Supernatural, Extraordinary task = Witness and Evangelise

You will receive special, dynamic and essential power to:

  • Be what He wants you to be
  • Do what He wants you to do
  • Live your life to please Him
  • Be a blessing to one and many
  • Represent Him well and
  • Shine for Him wherever you are or go.
  • Share His gospel and your testimony
  • Walk with Him by faith and not in fear.
  • Trust Him for big things and small things.
  • Believe Him for the miraculous, supernatural, unthinkable, impossible
  • Answer and Obey His call for full-time ministry
  • Remain steadfastfaithful and fruitful
  • Endure hardship and Persevere to the very end

This power is real and available to the child of God.

Will you wait in His presence for it?

Will you desire, hunger and thirst for this power that is essential for Christian living?


If we truly believe that time is short and hell is real, and people without Christ are headed there, then we should:

1. Present ourselves as living sacrifices to the Lord

  • Ask God to use us as His laborers in His harvest field.

2. Pray for the lost – especially your loved ones, relatives, and friends

  • Ask God to be merciful to them and give them a chance to hear the gospel

3. Preach to the lost

  • Grab every opportunity to witness to them and share your testimony to them

4. Pledge and Give to the Missions Fund

  • Give generously to support missionaries, mission organisations, orphanages, bible schools and community outreaches

Ask God for His anointing and power to live missionally for Him.

Ask God for His special covering and courage to reach out to the lost here and beyond quickly.

Be ready to meet God with no regrets. Amen.