“Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”” Acts 2:37
It is one thing to say the right thing – a very important thing actually. Yet the question of what will make those words effective is quite another thing. What causes men to be cut to the heart at the hearing of the message and fall under the weight of conviction unto repentance? Scripture and history both attest that it the answer is not merely in communicating the gospel accurately. Surely there is an inherent power in the speaking of the truth, but this is not all. Jesus promised more.
After opening the understanding of the disciples to comprehend the Scriptures (Luke 24:45), He commanded them to wait until they were endued with power from on high to be His witnesses (v 49). Jesus is worthy of the worship of every tongue and every tribe and billions live upon the earth that He created to have never heard His precious name. We are desperately in need of power upon the preaching of the gospel in this hour. It is crucial that we wait upon the Lord of the Harvest in prayer until we receive it, and we must be diligent to search out all can know about preaching with authority so that we would have a vision for nothing less.