Wednesday, August 17, 2016

THE HOLY SPIRIT: Power Unleashed

Scripture:     John 14:15-17

The Holy Spirit has, for the most part, been shunned over the years because people are afraid of what they don’t understand.  However, He is as much a part of the Godhead as the Father and the Son are. He is so much more than some mystical, mythical, and magical being.  He is real and a person.  When God created Adam and Eve, He said, “Let ‘US’ make man in ‘OUR’ image.”  (Genesis 1:26).  Because God is a triune being, three in one, He is God the Father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit, all separate but one.  It’s kind of like the Russian Nesting Dolls (Matryoshka Dolls).  It is a wooden doll that has other dolls of decreasing size placed one inside the other.  All separate, but all one.  The Holy Spirit is simply one part of the Godhead.  The Holy Spirit is the “power” portion of the Godhead.  He was the one that was there at creation, the one that was upon the prophets and kings of the Old Testament, and the one that empowered Jesus to do the miracles that He performed while on earth.  And He is the one that Jesus spoke of as the Comforter in the book of John 14:16 & 17.  He, the Holy Spirit, came on the day of Pentecost and empowered the disciples and the early church and the future church (Acts 2:38 & 39) to live a life pleasing to the Father.  So don’t fear what you do not understand.  Hunger for more of God and it will always lead to the fullness of God being in your life through the Holy Spirit. 

Father, I pray that You would open up my heart to the Holy Spirit.  Help me not fear what I do not understand.  You said that Your Holy Spirit is a gift from You to me.  I accept Your gift and thank You for Him.  Because I hunger for more of You, fill me with Your Holy Spirit and all that He is.  Empower me to live the life You have destined for me through Your Holy Spirit.

Daily Challenge:
Talk to 3 people that you know have been “filled with the Spirit” and listen to their experience.

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