PRAYER: Pray today for peace, for your relationship with the Spirit. Pray that He would bring you peace in your life.
DEVOTION: Smith speaks in this next section on the 14th chapter of John. he digs into who the disciples were and how Jesus’ words were these, “Greater works than these you will do.” Jesus had confidence in the disciples. Confidence in what they would do in the world.
Jesus knew that He had the material that would bring out what would prove to be a real satisfaction in the world, to heaven and to the world.
What were the disciples? For one thing they were unlearned and ignorant men. But God taught them. It is far better to have the learning of the Spirit than anything else. They were ignorant, He enlarged them. They were beside themselves because they had been touched by the divine life. If the Most High God touches you, you will be beside yourself.
I love the description of the disciples. They were unlearned and ignorant men. Sound familiar? We are all unlearned and ignorant when it comes to our understanding of Jesus when we first learn of His great love for us. We then build on learning about Him through studying the Word, going to church, Bible studies, our prayer life and more. Doing exactly what we are doing right now.
Divine wisdom will never make you foolish. Divine wisdom will give you a sound mind, divine wisdom will give you a touch of divine nature. Divine life is full of divine appointment and equipping, and you cannot be filled with the power of God without a manifestation. It is my prayer today that we would understand that to be filled with the Holy Spirit is to be filled with manifestation, the glory of the Lord being in the midst of us, manifesting His divine power.
The glory of the Lord being in the midst of us.
Here is the official definition of manifestation: an event, action, or object that clearly shows or embodies something, especially a theory or an abstract idea.
We need to clearly see the Holy Spirit working in our lives. The glory of God being manifested through us to others. Our lives need to reflect Him. Our lives need to be filled with His Spirit in order to reflect Him.
Today, take time to just thank God for His Spirit living inside you. A Spirit that if we lean into it will manifest itself through us to others in our actions and speech.
Father, may it be so in our lives.