Friday, 4th June, 2021
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen" (2 Corinthians 13:14 KJV)
The most important thing in your life now that you’re in Christ is your fellowship with the Holy Spirit. Until and unless this becomes a present hour consciousness to you, your Christianity would be a form of religion. You have to know, love and relate with the Holy Spirit as not only a real person, but also as the very essence of Christ and Christianity. He’s the One who raised up Jesus from the dead; and without the resurrection, there would have been no salvation. Everything you’d ever want, admire and love in Jesus is in the Holy Spirit.
The Lord Jesus is now in heaven; the Holy Spirit is here with us, and the beautiful thing about it is that we have Him (the Holy Spirit) in us and with us anywhere and everywhere. The disciples couldn’t take Jesus home with them; they were with Him in their waking hours, in their work hours, but when He went to heaven, they had to welcome the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit came to take the place of the ascended Christ. He lives in you today. So, be ever conscious of His presence in you; take advantage of His grace and power in your life. With Him, you can do anything; life becomes a glide and smooth sail in glory. Hallelujah!
The apostles in the early Church understood and took great advantage of the Holy Spirit’s presence in their lives. After they received the Holy Spirit, their lives and ministry changed; they ministered and did all things by the power of the Holy Spirit. No wonder they had such extraordinary results and made such a marvelous impact with the Gospel.
"Dear Father, I thank you for the blessing of having the Holy Spirit live in me; He’s the glory of my life; and I love and cherish Him with all my heart; He’s everything to me: my Comforter, Helper, Counsellor, Advocate, Strengthener, Intercessor, and Standby. I know I’m a victor forever, and will always excel, producing fruits and blessings of righteousness, because of the grace and ministry of the Holy Spirit in my life. Amen."
John 15:26; John 14:16-17 AMPC
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 18:28-19:1-16 & 1 Chronicles 14-16
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Mark 14:66-72 & Deuteronomy 2