Micah 3:8, “But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin” (KJV).
Micah wrote these words nearly 800 years before the day of Pentecost. His testimony emphasizes and pinpoints the true meaning of all that happened on that great day. He testifies of the fullness and power which is available to every believer. Micah’s words remind us that it is in God’s plan and purpose and provision for every believer to be “full of power” by the Spirit of the Lord. In Proverbs 8:30, “Then I was beside Him as a master craftsman; And I was daily His delight, Rejoicing always before Him” (NKJV). The Holy Spirit wants to stand as the “Master Craftsman.” The next verse states that the Holy Spirit’s delight is to be around the believers.
Micah says, “Truly I am full.” He is saying that being filled with the Holy Spirit is a definite experience, as if to say, “There is no doubt about this.” Micah says, “Something has happened to me.” In the book of Acts there are many references to a definite experience (Acts 2:1-4, 4:31, 6:3-5, 7:54-55, 9:17, 10:44, 11:24, 13:52, 19:6), and this is happening today wherever hungry hearts and thirsty souls are gathering together to hear the Word of the Lord. Joel prophesies in Joel 2:28, “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions” (KJV). We are in the end times, so this is God’s promise to you (Acts 2:38).
Micah teaches that being filled with the Spirit is a personal experience. “Truly I am full.” He was sharing a personal experience. In the book of Acts, we read that the disciples were filled. Peter was filled, Paul was filled, and Barnabas and Stephen were full of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit fills believers today as well.
Micah says to be filled with the Holy Spirit is a transforming experience. “Truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might.” There was a transformation in his life. It was revolutionary. He was a man once powerless, timid, inhibited, and without illumination. He is now changed. He was able to face the problems of His nation. He was able to deal with those who promote sin and the rejection of God. Micah now was fitting in with the purposes of God. Our nation needs men like Micah, full of power and with the ability, not only to judge by words, but by deeds. He starts right in by dealing with the religious hucksters who twist the truth to suit their own sins. He deals with those who prophesy to accumulate money (Micah 3:11).
Micah teaches that to be filled with the Spirit is a necessary experience. “Truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might.” The believers need this force within them today. We need this power and judgment and might to live successfully in our homes, on the job, and in the community. We need the power to speak out our testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ. We need this power to stir us out of complacency. We need this power to endure the times of trial that we so often experience. Paul writes to Titus and teaches that every day there is a necessary use for the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:14). The word “good works” refer to the works of the Holy Spirit.
Micah teaches that to be filled with the Holy Spirit is a supernatural experience. “Truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord.” It is the Holy Spirit that makes you an effective witness (Zechariah 4:6, Acts 1:8). It is the Holy Spirit that makes us full. Psalm 62:11 reads, “God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God” (KJV). If ever there was a day for the Holy Spirit in the believer, today is the day.
Pastor George Belobaba
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