There are two ways to acquire power: on the outside or from the inside. God offers power from the inside.
The way people normally acquire power is on the outside. They work out with a bunch of weights and gain the power of strength. They go to college for a long time and gain the power of knowledge. They work their way to the top of a company and gain the power of prestige. Or they run for political office and gain the power of position. All of these things equal power, but they develop on the outside, and they take many years to acquire.
God doesn’t need all of these outdated devices to give you more power, and He doesn’t need a lot of time, either. When you enter into a personal relationship with God through Christ, something very amazing happens: You receive the power of the Holy Spirit, and it happens from the inside. No one is exempt. The Bible says that “we have all received the same Spirit” (1 Cor. 12:13).
“But when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will receive power.” Acts 1:8