HOLY SPIRIT, COME QUICKLY
If you or I, or the church is starving from the power of the Holy Spirit in our life, we cannot defeat the devil and his attacks. Only “Through the power of the Holy Ghost.” (Romans 15:13) may we aggressively stand. Only “By the power of the Spirit of God.” (Romans 15:19) may we defy the world to defeat the enemy.
A reservoir cannot provide a healthy stream unless it is first filled. Likewise, we as individuals and as the church must first be filled with the living water of Jesus Christ before we cannot pour out a living stream of the Holy Spirit. When we ourselves are full of the Holy Spirit, then from within can flow out the river of living water, only then.
The disciples could not feed the multitude with empty baskets containing only a few tiny loaves of bread and small fish, but Christ did it by the outpouring power of the Holy Spirit.
How can we speak out of the abundance of the heart if it is empty? Or from our very soul pour out the sustaining power of the Holy Spirit to feed others? Only out of the fullness of our heart can our mouth speak of edification.
Let us first seek God through prayer for His blessing to shine on and through us with the power of the Holy Spirit by which we may be fully consecrated to the Lord. Not just living in a façade of morality, or divine beliefs because of duty, but living a true life in holiness, molded in His will. This, we and the church must have through the Sanctification and operation of the Holy Ghost as we yield ourselves to being entirely dependent on the Spirit of God working through us.
Therefore, let us pray for the power of God through His Son Jesus Christ to be manifested in us by the power of the Holy Spirit changing us into a reservoir overflowing with the grace of God to all who thirst for His living water.
I pray the Holy Spirit touches you, speaks to you even now as He kindles a blazing fire of living water within you that is impossible to hold back, breaking forth like a vast lake overflowing from you to others. DO IT NOW LORD!
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Jerry Schmid