Wednesday, 20th October, 2021
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them…" (Matthew 17:5 KJV)
On a certain day, Jesus took with Him Peter, James and John to a high mountain and was transfigured before them. While there, Elijah and Moses appeared and spoke with Jesus. A cloud of glory overshadowed them. The glory was so much and so transcendent that Peter said to Jesus, “...Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias” (Matthew 17:4).
There’re such times when the Spirit of God overwhelms us and we become so conscious of His divine presence that we don’t want to be anywhere else. Many aren’t conscious of His divine presence in, and with them; they’ve thus reduced Christianity to mere religion. They don’t know what it is to carry the presence of the Holy Spirit. And without the Spirit, there’s no Christianity. He is EVERYTHING! If you’d trust Him, He’d walk you on the path of life and glory.
Many don’t know Him and therefore haven’t given Him full control of their lives. Put Him in charge of your life. Come under His sway. Talk to Him more than you talk to anyone else. Talk to Him about everything and anything. You’d be amazed how excellently He’ll guide and lead you. His joy is to see you fulfil God’s destiny for your life.
There’re too many Christians who talk about the Holy Spirit but are not submitted to Him. Every Christian must learn to be fully yielded to the Holy Spirit. You may be a gifted preacher, singer, sportsman, a writer or a politician, but if you’re not yielded to the Spirit, there’ll be no glory in your life. He’s the glory of God. The more yielded you are to Him, the more His glory increases in, and effuses through you.
"Dear Father, thank you for the blessing and privilege of being filled with the Spirit, being led and guided by Him in the path that you’ve ordained for me. I’m yielded, fully and wholly given to the Holy Spirit; His glory and blessings are expressed in and through me today, as I impact my world with His divine presence, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."
2 Corinthians 13:14; John 14:16-18 AMPC
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
1 Timothy 2:1-15 & Jeremiah 7-8
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 6:52-60 & 2 Kings 6