PRAYER: Please pray today that the Comforter would be revealed to you. That you would be open to hearing from the Spirit today.
DEVOTION: The Comforter has a word for us today. He is the only One who can bring it to us. There is no other. He has been with the Father from the beginning. Embrace it. Embrace who He is in your life and let Him work. He comes to reveal Jesus to us. To reveal how we can be Jesus in the world. Be comforted today.
Smith goes on to speak about being specific in our asks when praying to God. Here’s what he says:
The person who says, “I am ready for anything” will never get it. “What are you seeking my brother?” “Oh, I’m ready for anything.” “You will never get ‘anything.'” “Oh!, Well, tell me how to get it then.”
“One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek.” – Psalm 27:4. When the Lord reveals to you that you must be filled with the Holy Spirit, seek only that one thing, and God will give you that one thing. It is necessary for you to seek that one thing first.
It’s hard for us in our contemporary mindset to believe in this “filling of the Holy Spirit”. We are taught so often that we do this on our own, there is no help or guidance. What the disciples were taught and how they lived and experienced Jesus was just in the past and not the same way that we can experience Him now. Smith begs to differ.
Never forget, the baptism will always be as it was in the beginning. It has not changed. And if you want a real baptism, expect it to be just the same as they had it at the beginning. “What did they have at the beginning?” you ask. Well, the early believers knew when others had the same experience they had had at the beginning, for they heard them speak in tongues. Theat is they only way they did know, because they heard the others saying the same things in the Spirit that they had said at the beginning. It has never changed. As it was in the beginning, so it will be forever and ever.
OK. So, here’s where the divisiveness starts for a lot of people. This whole notion of a “baptism in the Holy Spirit” and speaking in tongues. Some feel as though this is just…..crazy talk….for lack of a better phrase. But, multiple times in the Bible, it speaks of speaking in tongues. I’ve listed the references here:
Start to think on this subject. Start to be open to it. I’ve never spoken in tongues myself but have been around people who have. It’s weird. OK. I’m just going to say it. But…it’s a scriptural thing and I’m open to the idea of it and am open to studying it a bit….
Here’s one final thought from Smith.
He speaks of two young men that were ordained as pastors by men. I do not say anything against that , I think it’s very good. However, there is an ordination that is better, and it is the ordination with the King. This is the ordination that is going to equip you for the future. The King is already on His throne, but He needs crowning; when the Holy Spirit comes, He crowns the King inside of us.
Let’s crown the King today.