Spiritual Shocker

by APC on November 01, 2017

Here we are in the November of the year. There’s definitely a chill in the air that wasn’t there before. Every blanket known to man has been unsurfaced in the home, fuzzy socks dug out of the recesses of the dresser, and hooded sweatshirts and sweaters out from the closet.

With all the moving heavy fabrics, the inevitable is bound to surface at any moment—static electricity.

I remember the static wars my family would have in our home. There wasn’t any greater satisfaction than cloaking yourself with a heavy blanket, shuffling your sock-laden feet on the carpeting, and choosing your next victim. The unsuspecting onlooker (or napper) would receive the surprise of a lifetime when you ever-so-carefully reached out to zap them on the nose.

Like a good soldier in battle, you develop an ear for the sounds of your enemy. Scuffling in any capacity in the house sounded the alarm. Even the simple act of donning socks in the morning as a part of the dressing routine put the troops on high alert. Once you were zapped, you wanted to avoid that feeling again at all costs. No one voluntarily signed up for that powerful, energy-transfer experience.

As a child—and even as an adult (at times)—I sought to possess the power of an electric charge in the physical realm. There was just something about that experience which was exciting and remarkable. But, I have found there is a greater “current” we all can possess in the spiritual realm that packs even a more powerful punch.

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth (Acts 1:8, KJV).

Scripture tells us God will endow us with the power of the Holy Ghost—the Spirit, unction, or anointing of God. Just like static electricity, when we position ourselves in just the right place, with the right “materials” around us (the Word, prayer, and fasting), we become a conduit to transfer God’s power.

When you receive God’s power, and go forth into this world to witness, hearers of the Word—and your testimony—will be touched. Unbeknown to you, they will feel a prickling sensation in their hearts. God’s power is what surged through Peter on the Day of Pentecost when he preached to the masses. The men were pricked in their hearts and asked what they needed to do to be saved (Acts 2:37–39). That power, greater than a momentary shock, can change the lives of people forever!

And, those powerful jolts don’t just occur on the inside!

There is a transference of God’s power that’s more awakening than getting zapped with a little spark of electricity. I’ve been prayed for by mighty men and women of God and have felt God’s power flowing from them to me. If sickly—I’ve felt the flow of God’s healing. If weak—I’ve felt a surge of God’s strength recharging my spiritual (and physical) batteries. If burdened—I’ve felt the removal of my chains and the joy and peace of God’s presence surround me.

God has given you the ability to reach out and touch those who need prayer, and be a channel for the power and presence of God to flow, spark, jolt, or fire-up those who need a touch from Him! So, cover yourself in the Word, fit your feet with the Gospel of peace and the rest of the armor of God, and go shock a soul.