SUNDAY 5TH AUGUST, 2018
THEME: OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
TEXT: JOEL 2: 28-32
MEMORY VERSE: JOEL 2:28 “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy; your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.”
There is nothing as sweet as receiving and manifesting the power of the Holy Spirit. This outpouring was the promise of God in Joel 2:28-29that came to pass in the Acts of the Apostles chapter 2 on the day of Pentecost. This is given to every one of us to profit both the Church and ourselves. It is very important to note that every Christian needs the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Godhead and the Director of Operations of the Trinity. We cannot succeed in our Christian race without the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is very important to us because in this outpouring are the gifts of prophecy for the young ones and the gifts of dreams for the older ones. It does not discriminate against either slaves or freeborn. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit will give the sons and daughters of men the abilities to work wonders and miracles by the same Spirit (v30-31). This is very interesting to note that most of us are looking for miracles when we should be the producers of these miracles.
Sad to say we have left them to fake prophets who use dubious means to defraud people. I implore all today to sanctify themselves and call upon the name of the Lord for a release of fresh outpouring upon us for fresh impact. Those who desire the Holy Spirit will surely get it. All they need do is to have a clean heart because it cannot operate where there are idols.
Remember that every one that shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. God is still in the practice of giving out the gifts of the Holy Spirit through its outpouring. You can receive a fresh portion today if you truly desire it and call upon the Lord for the outpouring. Remember that it is for everyone who is prepared for it because it does not force itself on people.
HYMN: EMHB 288–HOLY SPIRIT, TRUTH DIVINE…
PRAYER: Lord God, send out Your Spirit afresh over my life, renew me and empower me to do exploits for You in Jesus’ name. Amen.