Holy Spirit provides power to proclaim the Gospel

Scripture reference

Acts 1:8 (ASV)

8But ye shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea and Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.


University students in Peking had convinced one another that the revival meeting confessions occurring in other places were because Jonathan Goforth easily manipulated the uneducated and unsophisticated. The prideful students resolved to show him that his hypnotism would not work. But in time, the spirit of God fell upon the university students leading them to confess their sins. One hundred fifty of those newly empowered students went on missionary journeys two by two during their holidays.
A young man previously known for his shyness, was now before about a thousand people, giving a powerful sermon on the power of God. He had been empowered by the Holy Spirit.
When in the place of prayer, John Sung becomes conscious of his many sins, he cried to God for forgiveness until he heard a voice saying, "Son, thy sins are forgiven". The result of receiving forgiveness for Sung was great joy, and the empowerment to become a witness for Christ Jesus, just like he desired.
Right from the young age of eleven, Reinhard Bonnke proved for himself that undeed, the Holy Spirit gives power to proclaim the gospel. He confirmed this when a man stepped forward to accept the Lord Jesus after a simple sermon he preached!
Armed with the power that the Holy Ghost alone gives, Maron Raheb goes out joyfully, and patiently, to proclaim the gospel of Jesus to Jews and Palestinians alike; from Jerusalem to the West Bank.
Pastor Pascal, the pioneer church builder of Ilocos Norte, shares about the radical change in His ability to proclaim God's word, and the accompanying results, since His empowering and baptism by the Spirit of God.
Nicky Cruz was the leader of the vicious Mau Mau gang had accepted Jesus and was now empowered by the Holy Spirit to proclaim the gospel on the streets - where he was well known for notoriety.
After reading the Bible, Yun is inspired to obey the instructions of Jesus in Acts 1:8 to become a witness to the ends of the earth. Prayerfully, he asked for the Holy Spirit and was empowered to go out and preach the word.