Saturday, June 3, 2017

DAILY BREAD OF LIFE

(KJV.)  ACTS 2:1-3


(1)  And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
(2)  And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
(3)  And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.


THE PROMISE!


Brethren, Jesus disciples were with him throughout his ministry yet before he ascended into heaven, he cautions them to wait for the promise of the Father, cf. Luke 24:49;  why? simply because without the Holy Spirit anointing, teaching and empowerment, a believer cannot effectively serve the Lord;  secondly, because Jesus was with his disciples, there was no reason for them to seek for extra anointing powers, whenever he sends them on a mission, he gave them the power and authority to do his will, cf. Luke 9:12;  without his physical assistance, the Holy Spirit, comforter, teacher, guidance has to come to assist them to do his will;  therefore, if we are called by the Lord, let us be encouraged to know that in due times, we will receive his empowerment, if we fail not, pray, read his word and wait upon him.

There is an important point in the above text to ponder on, and that is, the disciples were all in one accord, in one place that day when the Holy Spirit descended upon them; today the question we need to ask ourselves is, are we in one accord in the body of Christ?  or going our own different ways in the name of the Lord?  Brethren it is time to unite, stand strong in the faith, so we can defeat the enemy, and bring more souls to salvation;  let us cast away envy and strife, come together as brothers and sisters with one accord so we can receive the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, perform miracles signs and wonders in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, and not just preach the gospel alone while the people suffered from ailments in our churches.  

Today, if we lack greater anointing power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus says, ask and shall be given to you, seek and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. cf Matthew 7:7;  however, let us know that before we can receive anything from the Lord, we have to search and purify our hearts from resentments, grudges, and malice, and set our hearts in expectation, his visitations are full of surprises;  also, within faith establishments, there may be members of the governing boards, such as pastors, deacons, and elders who do not get along with one another, yet they are all in positions of authorities to run the affairs of his body, brethren, if we know of such malicious activities going on in our churches, let us not cover up, act unconcern;  rather, gather them together, endeavor to make peace, and set things in proper perspectives with the Holy Spirit so his greater anointings could flow upon his people, grant them victories, healings, and blessings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ;  for without him, we can do nothing!  Peace be unto you!  Amen and Amen!