When God started with man, He gave Adam power to be able to run the Garden of Eden. When Adam and Eve sinned and were thrown out of paradise, God took all the power back. Man had to overcome everything to achieve anything. Man had no power from God. As God made covenants with man, He started giving some power back to man. The power was to work in the kingdom of God. Now each prophet of God was given special power to serve in their office. But this power wasn’t shared with the general population. What the prophets had just covered their work. The sons and daughters of God today have more power from God than all of the prophets. God wasn’t going to give His power for people to live in sin. When Jesus came He began to explain to His disciples how it all worked. The first thing that each person had to do was to accept Jesus into their heart. We call this being saved. Then Jesus told them to wait for the Holy Spirit. He was going to give them the power to live the life. In the Upper Room, they all waited and the Holy Spirit came down. They were filled with the Holy Spirit. This we call the baptism of the Holy Spirit. They all began to speak in other tongues. People from many different countries heard their own language as the disciples spoke in tongues. God gave something special to man. He was giving back the power that Adam had. But there are conditions. Each person must first accept Jesus into their heart. Then each person must be baptized in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. When these 2 conditions are met, then God will give the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Again the power of God isn’t for personal use or abuse. God will not give His power to a sinner. But if you are willing you can receive from God His gifts.