Thursday, 10th June, 2021
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him; Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men" (Proverbs 8:30-31 KJV)
Jesus said, “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you” (John 14:16-17). These words corroborate the Spirit’s true desire as revealed in Proverbs 8:31 RSV: “…delighting in the sons of men.”
The desire of the Spirit of God, who is the conveyor of the blessings of God and of all that’s been given to us in Christ Jesus is to dwell in you and have fellowship with you. His desire wasn’t to live in heaven without us, but to be with us, and in us.
This explains one major reason we got filled with the Holy Spirit. He came to live in us because He loves us and desires deep fellowship with us. That’s why Jesus encouraged us about fellowship with the Holy Spirit. It also brings to mind Paul’s beautiful prayer for the Christians in Corinth: “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).
At the end of all things, His ultimate desire will be made manifest, because Revelation 21:3 says, “And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.” Blessed be God.
Think about the fact that this awesome infinite personality of the Godhead—the Holy Spirit—lives in you in His fullness, making you the headquarters of His operations in the earth. You’re His moving house, bearing His grace, glory and righteousness. This has always been His desire. Hallelujah!
If you’d learn to fellowship with the Holy Spirit, He’ll transform your life. He’ll cause the glory of Christ to be seen and expressed through you in ways you never thought possible.
"Dear Father, what a blessing it is for your Spirit to live in me in His fullness, making me the headquarters of your operations in the earth. I’m His moving house, bearing His grace, glory and righteousness. I take advantage of your glorious presence in me, and declare that your glory, wisdom and excellence of divinity are evident in and through me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."
2 Corinthians 6:16; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Colossians 1:26-27
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Acts 2:1-21 & 2 Chronicles 5-7
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Mark 16:12-20 & Deuteronomy 8