Have you been Baptized in the Holy Spirit? Are you on-fire for God? Are you ashamed of Speaking in Tongues? Then perhaps you need to be touched by the Holy Spirit.
Daily Bible Reading: Gal. 1-6, Ps. 36-40
But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. Gal. 4:29 KJV
The Apostle Paul had come against so many naysayers in his day. After the crucifixion of the Master many were just content to be circumcised and pretend to keep the Law. But then along came the Apostle Paul who had been radically touched on the Road of Damascus. He fell to the ground, heard the voice of God, and was physically blind for 3 days. So powerful was this experience of his that he literally shook the world with the fire of God and preached the Word of God is such a way that people thought he was nuts! With the move of the Spirit in his life came also those who persecuted Paul. Today there are many who are not only content to live without the fire of the Holy Spirit, but they want to persecute those who have been touched by the Holy Spirit.
I love the boldness of the Apostles of the early Church. They were so radical. They preached with unashamed passion! They brought new believers into the fullness of the Holy Spirit and led them into receiving the gift of Speaking in Tongues. It was liquid Fire coming down! How could anyone be the same afterwards? There is something stirring in me to walk in the fullness of the Spirit, to crave a fresh anointing that draws me deeper in prayer, deeper for souls, deeper into the Word of God – DEEPER!! There must not be a fear of man, nor can we be ashamed of God’s Spirit when He manifests the way He chooses. In a day and age when so many are excited about videos, dramas, and powerpoint presentations – we need a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit so much more.
“Holy Spirit, I am hungry for You today. I need Your wisdom. I need Your glory to overwhelm me and take me away in the Spirit. Away with stale bread, and left-over sermons – give me the New Wine of Your Spirit, and baptize me afresh with the River of Life so that I’ll never be the same again. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.”