I was so blessed this morning. I woke up early and ran in to do my Bible Study. I am looking forward to tomorrow because after I do the last day of the week( going from wed.-wed.) I should be going to Pines Baptist with my friend to watch the DVD and do a group discussion. BUT I got the video. I bought it as an individual download from Lifeway.com. So I can watch it and start on the week 5. I am very excited about this study. I mentioned it before and have to mention today’s word. Holy Spirit. Being filled with the Holy Spirit from Old Testament – New Testament.
You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you will be my witness in Jerusalem, in Judea, and Samaria, even to the ends of the Earth. Acts 1:8
WOW that is so powerful I have been studying that verse all week. But not just studying trying to do it… Just asking people if I can pray for them, telling my testimony to a bunch of people on the street, talking to friends and family about what it means. To think globally and act locally. I don’t have the resources to go to the places some do, but, right here in Hialeah there is a desperate need for the Lord. This picture kinda sums up that scripture for me.
46And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: 47And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48And ye are witnesses of these things. 49And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
Notice if the Spirit lives in us always. Listen to what we need to do from these verses.
2 Chronicles 24:20
Now for New Covenant
Acts 9 :17-20
I thought it was very powerful. I have heard it preached that under the new Covenant the Holy Spirit no longer comes and goes from us and that we have all we are going to get. That you should not pray for an increase of the Spirit. I do believe the coming and going doesn’t still happen, because it does say we grieve the Holy Spirit and we harden our hearts to what God wants and stop listening to the Spirit of God that is living in us. With that said though what about the people who say well I am not a talker I show by my actions. Have you ever heard of a witness who goes to court and shows without talking…? You do not have to be a talker… The Holy Spirit is the Talker. God did not call you cause you qualified He qualifies you to be called. He who has ears hear…God is calling us all. Not into just actions but words as well. This reminds me of a lady who called my house one time and spoke with my room mate for hours about the Lord. Even called back and built a relationship. They could not get out to do it so they just called. I pray for each one reading this today that you get the power of the Holy Spirit and it fills you to overflowing and giving testimony of our Lord.
God’s grace, peace, light, and love in Jesus’ service Doreen