God’s intention for man from day one is that of blessing, hence His command to be witnesses unto Him. Our part towards the fulfillment of His promise is to believe and position ourselves to be empowered by the Holy Spirit. These were the words of Pastor Oyindamola Lewis at the July 18 Thursday Showers service.

Speaking from Acts 1:8, Psalm 23:1-6 and John 10:14, she said that since power is the capacity to do something, it means that believers need it to witness to others. Pastor Oyinda stated that God, the good Shepherd, will always do His work through those who are willing and obediently follow Him. “There’s a power that must come upon you to achieve this, so you have to trust, obey and follow God to get this power,” she said.

Using the two disciples who had an encounter with Jesus in Luke 24:10-35 as an illustration, she said that there is an urgency that witnesses carry when they have an experiential encounter with the Holy Spirit. This, Pastor Oyinda said, comes with the benefits of overcoming fear and bearing much more fruits. “If you want your witnessing to make sense to the world, you need to abide in Him,” she said.

Pastor Oyinda then encouraged the worshippers to constantly fellowship with the Holy Spirit, be sensitive and minister to God personally by praying in the Holy Ghost. These, she noted, would position them for the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.