THE FRUITS OF PREPARING FOR PENTECOST
I have been greatly encouraged by the response to my 5 blogs on “Preparing for Pentecost Sunday” it seems many of my readers took up the challenge and were greatly blest last Sunday.
A past student now serving the Lord in the U.K. forwarded a FB post which encouraged Believers to see every Sunday as “Pentecost Sunday”, in reality Paul encourages us in Eph.5:18-21 NKJV to make every day a Pentecost day. “Be filled with the Spirit, (continually) speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God”.
We know the Holy Spirit NEVER puts the spotlight on Himself, yet the more we prepare our hearts for His ministry in our lives, the busier He will work on our behalf.
Let me just remind you of some of what the Holy Spirit wants to do (more and more) in the Believer’s life.
He wants to CONVICT us of our sins and our need to have TOTAL DEPENDANCE on the Lord.
He wants to woo us DRAW US ever closer to the Lord,
He wants to MAKE THE WORD WORK more and more in our lives, He wants to QUICKEN the Word to our spirits, the information to become revelation, the Logos become the Rhema, so we can use the Sword of the SPIRIT (Eph, 6:17 again the enemy.
He wants to PUT THE SPOTLIGHT ON JESUS, so we can fall in love with Him more and more.
He wants to help us in our praying Rom. 8: 26-27 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
The list goes on and on, so let us determine to BE CONTINUALLY FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT, and let the Holy Spirit work constantly in our lives, so we can become more like Jesus, in thought, word and action amen.