A Miraculous Fortitude
A miraculous fortitude; an unusual ability to perform a mysterious event that can only be performed by God. The first chapter of Luke is filled with miracles caused by the Holy Spirit. It starts at a time when an angel of the Lord appears to Zechariah while standing at the right side of the altar of incense in Luke 1:11 and told him, “…do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to give him the name John…” They were old and it was humanly impossible for them to have children but God gave them a promise of child and his wife fell pregnant.
Mary, a virgin girl is visited by an angel in her sleep bringing her good news. She would fall pregnant by the infilling of the Holy Spirit. She would carry the awaited Messiah that would save the world. “But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favour with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.” Luke 1:30-31 She falls pregnant.
By the power of the Holy Spirit a child is born to an elderly couple to prepare the way for the coming Messiah who is born of a virgin girl.
Without the Holy Spirit none of these unnatural events would have taken place. For God to work the supernatural in us we have to allow Him to fill us with His Holy Spirit for it is the power of God.