Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo Devotional September 4th – What A Gift He Is!

(The Holy Spirit Is God’s Gift To You)

TO THE BIBLE: Acts 5:32
“And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him.”

LET’S TALK
When it comes to receiving the Holy Spirit, a lot of people misunderstand the Scriptures, for example, in Luke 11:13, Jesus said, “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”

Jesus wasn’t talking to Christians here. He was talking to those under the Old Covenant. Anyone could have received the Holy Spirit by asking; but sadly, most never did because they didn’t ask. Jesus said ask and it shall be given to you (Luke 11:9).

However, after the New Testament was effected from the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Word never tells anyone to ask for the Holy Spirit. What we’re told is how the apostles ministered the Holy Spirit to people; they “…prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit” (Acts 8:15); and some received without prayer (Acts 10:44-46).

There’s no point asking God for the Holy Spirit because He’s one of the cardinal gifts of God—to all men. By simply obeying His call to believe the Gospel, anyone can receive Him. He said in Acts 2:17, “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people…” (NIV).

Notice He didn’t say, “I will pour out of my Spirit upon all Christians, but upon all PEOPLE.” This is the Father’s blessing which has come today! Without the Holy Spirit, you can’t truly live the Christian life. God desires that you walk in the fullness of the Spirit and live righteously and victoriously in this present world.

If you haven’t received the Holy Spirit since you’ve been born again, Galatians 3:14 says, “…Receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” Simply say, “In the Name of Jesus Christ, I open my heart now, and I receive the Holy Spirit.” Then by faith, receive as simply as you received Christ. While thanking Him, you’d be filled with the Spirit, speaking with tongues or prophesying. Glory to God!

Go Deeper
Acts 19:6-7; John 6:63 AMPC; Joel 2:28-29

Speak:
I live an extraordinary life of excellence and the supernatural because I’m filled with the Holy Spirit who leads me and directs my steps in victory, glory, dominion and power. He blesses the world through me, for He’s made me a life-giver and fountain of blessings. Glory!

Daily Bible Reading
ONE YEAR
2 Corinthians 2:5-3:1-6, Proverbs 14-15
TWO YEAR
1 Thessalonians 4:9-18, Jeremiah 22

Act:
Study and meditate on Acts 5:32, Hebrews 5:9, Romans 2:8. Also, spend some quality time fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit today.

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