Holy Ghost Power

“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue” 

– 2 Peter 1:3


The story is told of a do-it-yourselfer who went into a hardware store early one morning and asked for a saw to cut fire wood.  The salesman took a chainsaw from the shelf and commented that it was their “newest model with the latest in technology… guaranteed to cut ten cords of firewood a day.”

The customer was so impressed, that he bought the saw immediately.  The next day, the customer returned looking somewhat exhausted.  “Something must be wrong with this saw”, he moaned to the salesman.  “I worked as hard as I could and only managed to cut three cords of wood.  I used to cut four cords with my old fashioned saw.” 

Looking confused, the salesman said, “Here, let me try it out back on some wood we keep there.”  They went to the woodpile, the salesman pulled the cord.  As the motor went “Vvvroooommm”, the customer leaped back and exclaimed, “What’s that noise?!”

You see, the customer had been cutting the wood without the power of the saw to help him.  That’s very much like some Christians who attempt to live the life of a Christian without the empowerment of the Holy Spirit!


Your Servant In Christ,

Rev. Charles Twymon