Purple and pink clouds were a delightful beginning for the day; however, heavy grey clouds are now moving in over the mountains, so perhaps the sun will not bring its warmth this day. But I know the deeper warmth of the Son’s love and that I have always! Thank You my God!
This morning my Holy Spirit sits content in love too; He makes me smile. Deep in my spirit resides my God. He is my Holy Spirit, part of the Three-in-One, the Godhead. I am awed in wonderment of it! That my God should love me so much, that He offers to dwell in me? I am a temple of the Holy Spirit. When Jesus rose from the dead and began to interact with His disciples again, He told them when He departed He would send His Spirit to indwell them.
Acts 1:1-7 (NIV)
1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.
4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
Their minds did not grasp the potential of these words, for their minds were on the natural realm:
6 Then they gathered around him and asked him,
“Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
So Jesus sets them straight~
7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
The Father would send His precious Holy Spirit to indwell them, to live within them giving them supernatural power. At the time it was more than they could take in, for Holy Spirit is a treasure greater than can ever be imagined. This gift of the Godhead to live in us, speak to us, guide us, comfort us, love us and flow His supernatural power through us will complete the work that Jesus began here on earth. We have His ability, His authority over everything that exists to execute God’s will over the earth. Yes we today:
Acts 2:16-18Amplified Bible (AMP)
. . . 16 But [instead] this is [the beginning of] what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, God declares, that I will pour out of My Spirit upon all mankind, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels] and your young men shall see visions (divinely granted appearances), and your old men shall dream [divinely suggested] dreams.
18 Yes, and on My menservants also and on My maidservants in those days I will pour out of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels and predicting future events pertaining especially to God’s kingdom].
These are the days and we are the people. I wrote about the 'Miracles' (in a previous blog) where the Lord sent me to observe. Acts 2:17 is beginning. Are you prepared? Have you received the marvelous gift of the Holy Spirit? If not, ask the Father to lead you to Him. Having Holy Spirit’s Presence within is an experience that changes ones life forever; you have the ever present manifestation of the love of God just a thought away. I tell you, it is an extraordinary gift of God's love for us! I so want all my dear friends to share in it; cry out to God for the gift of His cherished Holy Spirit to come and indwell you!
Then open your spirit to hear Holy Spirit’s instructions for your life. It is a grand and wonderful time to be alive! No matter the victories the enemy thinks he has won, it is our magnificent God who is in control! Cast away fear and join into God’s plans for your life and for the world!