PRAYER: Please pray for a member of our community tonight. For help in decision and clarity in those decisions.
DEVOTION: We need to believe. More than believe, we need to believe whole heartedly in all that can happen and will happen as the Spirit lives in us.
Some things are of necessity. Suppose that all around me are people with needs. Here they are. I see the great need, I drop down on my knees and cry. Yet in doing so, I miss it all. God does not want me to cry. God does not want me to labor. God does not want me to anguish and to be filled with anxiety and a sorrowful Spirit. What does He want me to do?
Only believe. After you have received, only believe. Come to the authority of it; dare to believe. Say, “I will do it!”
So the baptism of the Holy Spirit says to me, “You have an anointing.” The anointing has come; the anointing remains; the anointing is with us. But, what if you have not lived in the place in which the unction, the anointing can be increased? Ah! Then the Spirit is grieved; then you are not moved. You are like the one who is dead. You feel that all the joy has gone.
Many people lose all potential positions of attainment because they fail to understand this: “But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you, but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.” – 1 John 2:27
Did you catch that. The same anointing is in us as was in Jesus, put there by God. What an absolutely incredible statement!
Now, the trick here is to believe it. Actually believe it. Believe that in us is the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead, the same Spirit that He walked this Earth with. I know. A lot to take in. That’s why we’re taking this slowly. Taking just small bites out of the concept of this incredible Spirit living in us.
Wow. Believe today. Believe in it all and see how life changes.
God, help our unbelief.