Something Is Missing
And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, 2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. 3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism. 4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. 5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. Acts 19:1-6 KJV
Do you ever feel emptiness inside? Do you ever feel a void or vacuum in your life? Do you ever feel that something is missing? Could it be the power of the Holy Ghost?
Like Apollos disciples in our text above, we must stop living our lives as if we haven’t “heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.” We must stop living as though something is missing. If something is missing, undoubtedly, it is the power of the Holy Ghost.
Jesus made a promised to His disciples, that after His return to heaven, He would pray to the Father to give them another Comforter—another like Himself that would be a Helper and Counselor, i.e., one called along aside of them to help so that they would never be powerless, empty or missing something (John 14:16). He further promised that He would never leave them as orphaned children, but He would always come to them no matter the situation and provide them with Holy Ghost power as a resource (John 14:18).
When you have Holy Ghost power, the Holy Spirit teaches you and brings all things to your remembrance, whatsoever the Lord has taught you in His Word (John 14:26). You would never lack nor feel like something was missing because the Spirit of God would guide you into all truth and , prophetically, show you things to come (John 16:13). As a result, you would never be empty, feeling a void, or left to your own limited resources, but rather are able to tap into Holy Ghost power.
The Apostle Paul, when he encountered Apollos’ disciples, at Ephesus, readily noticed that something was missing about them; and, what was missing was the power of the Holy Ghost. These disciples only knew of John’s baptism and nothing about Jesus’ promise to send the power of the Holy Ghost. But when Paul laid hands on them, they received the promise of Holy Ghost power (Acts 1:4-8). Is there something missing in walk with Jesus? Could it be that you’re in need of Holy Ghost power!