THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD

In the Old Testament, we often read that the Spirit of the Lord came upon a person and the outcome was usually remarkable. Just imagine that a man used a jawbone from a donkey as a the only weapon to kill 1000 men when the Spirit of the Lord came upon him.

When Jesus came, he acknowledged that the Spirit of the Lord was upon him and indeed the Spirit descended upon him like a dove as John baptized him at the Jordan river. But after this point, Jesus later explained that the Spirit will now be indwelling in us: not just coming and going intermittently. Jesus said, “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)”. (John 7:38-39).

Why is it important for every child of God to earnestly seek the infilling and indwelling of the Spirit of the Lord? The answer is in Isaiah 11:2-3 which was prophetically talking about Jesus: “The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord— and he will delight in the fear of the Lord. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears;”

Now, it is this same Spirit that Jesus talked about in John 7 as it concerns you. In essence, we can believe into Christ and receive the Holy Ghost in his name and have the mind of Christ. Listen to what Pharaoh said about Joseph in Genesis 41:37-39:” And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants. And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is? And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:”.

The Spirit of the Lord can distinguish you in 2020. Don’t pursue any other thing but the Spirit of the Lord. He is the Spirit of wisdom, understanding, knowledge, might, counsel and the fear of the Lord.

I don’t know your state at this material moment. If you are not born again, do it now. Just believe and say Lord Jesus, come into my life and give me the grace to follow you. Take your Bible and go to the nearest church and keep growing in the Lord. Those whose love has grown cold should go back to their first love.

If you are born again and you love the Lord, it is time to move from ankle deep, knee deep, waist deep, neck deep to swimming in the Spirit of the Lord. There is no better mind than the mind of Christ and it is impacted by the Spirit of the Lord.

I pray for you that God show you more of his grace and mercy. For those who need further support in knowing Jesus more, inbox me.

Shalom.

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