September 24, 2021 New Generation Grace Ministry Devotional : Topic – Our Lord’s day
New Generation Grace Ministry
Friday September 24th, 2021
Title: Our Lord’s day
(Joel 2:28-32) And afterward,I will pour out my Spirit on all people.Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions .Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood
before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
And everyone who calls
on the name of the Lord will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the Lord has said,
even among the survivors whom the Lord calls.
God is saying a time will come when He God will pour Out His spirit on all people. Remember that in the olden days God’s spirit was only available to Kings, prophets, etc, they were the only people that were hearing from God, for instance, during the time Moses was taking the Israelites to the promised land, God did not reveal His plan to ordinary people. He chose Moses to be the source of His contact. Joel envisaged a time when the Spirit of God would be available to every believer at all times. When that time comes, all believers in the Lord will feel the out pouring of the Spirit of God.
(Ezekiel 39:28-29) Then they will know that I am the Lord their God, for though I sent them into exile among the nations, I will gather them to their own land, not leaving any behind. I will no longer hide my face from them, for I will pour out my spirit on the people of Isreal, declares the Sovereign Lord. Ezekiel also mentioned the outpouring of the Spirit of God. God is pouring out His spirit now to everyone who believes, regardless of your state of origin, no matter your background, both men and women, we all can receive the out pouring of the Holy Spirit if we believe.
The disciples were the first set of believers who received the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, (Acts 2:7-12) . The spirit of God carries the power of God. when the Holy Spirit rested on the apostles, they spoke in foreign tongues,they were hearing from God directly, the spirit of God was using them for signs and wonders. They healed the sick, they were casting out demons, they were leading unbelievers to Christ. When they received the Holy Spirit, they were moving from place to place , making difference in the life of people.
Have you received the spirit of the Lord? If you have , what are you doing with it? Are you resisting the power of God to move in your life? The day of the Lord is coming, the great judgement day of the Lord. (Romans 10:13) Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. This is a time to call on the name of the Lord to send down His Holy Spirit unto us. Without this Holy Spirit we are not going anywhere. Holy spirit is the power house that holds our salvation, and our faith. It helps us to live our lives according to the will of God. Let us ask the Holy Spirit into our lives today. He will help us from here to eternity. Give your life to Jesus today, tomorrow May be late.
Prayers: Oh Lord send down the outpouring of your Holy Spirit to exterminate any thing you did not plant in my life in Jesus name. Father rekindle the fire of the Holy Spirit in my life. Pour down oil of gladness in my life oh Lord. I am calling on your powerful name oh! Lord please come and show me your salvation in Jesus name. Amen.
Further Reading: Acts 1