Not an End—A Beginning

Stay in the city until you are empowered from on high.—Luke 24:49

Writing on the subject of the Holy Spirit has whetted my appetite for more of His fullness and His power. I can never be the same again. I hope something similar happens to you.

The Holy Spirit coordinates and unifies the conscious and the subconscious, He comforts and contributes, He clothes and convinces. There is much more that could be said, of course, about His ministry in our lives, but let me draw your attention to something else—God is willing to give you as much of His Spirit as you are willing to receive.

If you believe that you received all of the Spirit at conversion, then the question for you is this: How much is He ruling and reigning in your life at this present moment? If you believe that the Holy Spirit is given subsequent to conversion, then permit me to ask you this: What steps have you taken to open your entire being to Him in order that you might be filled with all His fullness? Don’t, I beg you, remain stagnant because of some doctrinal position you might hold. Seek Him afresh today, that He might flow through your life in the fullness of His power.

And don’t just focus on being filled for the blessing you might enjoy. Remember, the Holy Spirit is like electricity—He won’t come in unless He can get out. Tell Him you want to be a channel, not just a consumer, and today will be not an end, but a beginning.

Prayer

O God, now as I take all barriers down, come in by Your Holy Spirit’s power and flood my life with Your divine glory. May the receiving flow out in giving. This I ask for Your own dear name’s sake. Amen.

Further Study

Jn 7:32-44; Mt 5:6; Isa 55:1; Rv 22:17

What was the promise of Jesus?

How thirsty and hungry are you today?

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