Calvary Chapel Pastor's Blog
Joel 2:28-29 "And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. 29 Even on the male and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit."
God is a God of intimate fellowship. His desire is not only to be with us (Emmanuel) but also in us and upon us. He accomplished this through the filing and sealing of the Holy Spirit. Israel was powerless in this moment, the land was ransacked by locust and will be soon by man. During the day of the Lord (the tribulation period) the world will see disaster like it has never seen. And yet Gods people will have a power from high and He will use them to cause many to come to glory.
However, you don't have to wait for God has put His Spirit in us even now and is upon us in this day. Peter proclaimed this promise at Pentecost for the Holy Spirit had now come not just inside but upon believers empowering Gods people to divine supernatural work (Acts2:17). If you are a Christian you have infinite power to live victoriously in Christ and be a powerful witness. God has and is pouring His Spirit out now. If your not experiencing it, ask according to Luke 11:13 "If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"
God is presently pouring out His Spirit. Ask Him for a fresh outpouring upon you and watch and see if you don't experience a supernatural empowerment to witness for His glory. You might even dream dreams and see visions. God is doing this work now. Ask Him to do it through you.
Father, we thank You for the outpouring of Your Holy Spirit. Will You fill me afresh this day that I might be used as a witness to Your marvelous saving power. Fill me now and use me to declare Your message of hope to a hopeless world I pray in Jesus name, amen.
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