You Need Empowerment! – Bishop David Abioye
There is no spiritual virtue or experience, no matter how wonderful that can substitute the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. For three years Jesus taught His disciples and after all the teaching, Peter still could not pass the exams. In Luke 22:55-62, he denied Christ three times. He really wanted to stand for his master, he swore, “Even if I have to die with you, I will not deny you.”
But as the saying goes, “The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” Despite his hot desire to stand for God, Peter failed because the power to back up his desire was inadequate. And after that experience Jesus told all His disciples, “Don’t depart from Jerusalem till you are endued with power from on high” (Luke 24:49).