This week I heard a beautiful song that I used to sing a lot. It was, “Oh what a day that will be.”
What a day that will be, When my Jesus I shall see,
And I look upon His face, The One who saved me by His grace;
When He takes me by the hand, And leads me through the Promised Land,
What a day, glorious day that will be.
I used to sing that and just picture someday in heaven how glorious it will be. This time as I heard the words, my spirit shouted not someday BUT today! Today, Jesus is with and me and showing Himself to me. Today, I can see Him face to face. Today, He leads me and guides me and shows me glorious things.
One of the lies of the enemy is that everything glorious is for when we get to heaven, and somehow we just make it through this time on earth. Liar, liar, liar, pants on fire! Does that childhood song ring through your mind right now? Well, that is what the enemy looks like as you believe the truth. In Matthew 3:11, John the Baptist tells us that Jesus will baptize us with the Holy Spirit and fire. That fire we loose on the enemy’s lies and we see him fleeing with his pants on fire!
1 Corinthians 2:9-12 9 But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man, The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”Unconsciously, we can allow our thoughts to stop at verse 9 and think the things God has for us we can’t see, hear or even think of. BUT, we must read verse 10, “But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.” This is past tense, it has already been done. So why are we not seeing, hearing or understanding the things that God has prepared for us? The Bible teaches that you have not because you ask not. These revelations come from the Spirit.
I want to challenge you today to pray 1 Corinthians 14:1: “Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.” The Holy Spirit will reveal insights to us through His spiritual gifts and this is why Paul writes for us to DESIRE them. Desire means to be zealous, pursue ardently and eagerly.
Thoughts to ponder: What things have you not seen or heard or even thought of because you don’t desire spiritual gifts?
Prayer and encouragement for you today. This is what the Holy Spirit told me today in my prayer time through His gift of tongues and interpretation. Make this personal and believe it is for you, right now in your life.
'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts.
It will be done by My Spirit. There is no mountain too big and there is no situation too difficult that My Spirit cannot overcome. There is no mountain too big that My Spirit cannot remove. There is no situation that is too hard or too complicated that My Spirit does not know the answer and that He can bring the solution. Again, the Lord says, it will not be done by might, nor by power but by My Spirit. My Spirit knows ALL things, He knows all the ins and the outs. He knows the strategies, wisdom and insights of God. My Spirit is in you and flows out of you and goes before you.