Poured Out

Proverb 1: 23

Turn to my reproof. Behold I will pour out my spirit on you. I will make my words known to you.

God had this plan from long, long ago to pour out His Spirit upon us. God promised the Holy Spirit to His people. In fact, the Holy Spirit is even called “the promise.” It took a long time for God to be able to pour out the Spirit as He promised but glory to God, we are now living in the time of fulfillment.

God basically said, “Return to me and I will pour out my Spirit on you.” At some level we had to be willing to receive God’s promise. God had a gift in His hand ready to give to any who would turn to Him. This is the same situation we have today. Father has loads of gifts for us if we will embrace His ways. We cannot receive what we do not believe. So, when your heart begins to believe, you can receive. If you believe in healing, you can have it. If you believe in your heart that our Father will prosper you, then you can be prosperous. If you believe He is with you every day, speaking with you, then you will have a best friend who is closer than your shadow. As we turn our hearts to God in any given area and embrace His thoughts, His ways and his words, it prepares our hearts to receive the good gifts of God in that area.

God gave us Jesus and he is a free gift for all who will receive him. Likewise, God has sent His Spirit to the earth as another free gift. Prepare your heart to embrace the words of God relating to the Holy Spirit and He will fill you to overflowing with this third part of Himself. It is God’s plan and His desire for you.

Pondering the Impossible

Acts 2: 1 – 8

And when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent, rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.

Now there were Jews living in Jerusalem devout men, from every nation under heaven. And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were bewildered, because they were each one hearing them speak in his own language. And they were amazed and marveled, saying, “Why, are not all thee who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we are born?”

So this is that pouring out of the Holy Spirit which we have been discussing and which the Father promised and Jesus foretold. This is the Spirit’s great debutante ball, if you will, His debut. Since this great event, the third person of the trinity has come to us. Glory!!

Doesn’t this event sound a bit like when God put His Spirit on the seventy elders (see the Word of the Day from Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at www.iveyministries.blogspot.com)? The Spirit is the power of God and through him we can do things which we cannot do in our own abilities. He is empowerment, strength and wisdom. When we allow our spirits to connect with the Holy Spirit, truly nothing is impossible to us.

Just think about it for a moment. This is the power that created the earth. He was hovering over the void and then God said, “Let there be” and there was. The Holy Spirit brought into existence everything the Father said. Amazing! That same power, that same force which was hovering over the void is now living inside you if you have invited him in. What does that say for who you are now? What can the two of you do? Ponder that for a while and then start doing the impossible.