TOPIC: HOLY SPIRIT, MY SENIOR PARTNER (III)
Fire Scripture: Acts 8: 26-39
Isaiah 59:19: “So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.”
The Spirit-filled life is not a special, deluxe edition of Christianity. It is part and parcel of the total plan of God for His people.
Today, you will experience the quickening and life-giving power of the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus.
Dearly beloved, so far, we have learnt that meeting the Holy Spirit and learning to know Him in an intimate way is the greatest experience a believer can have. Let us now consider why you should make the Holy Spirit your senior partner. First, you need to make the Holy Spirit your senior partner so that after experiencing His baptism, you can receive His help for further infilling and for His fire.
The Holy Spirit is your indispensable ally, but your relationship with Him as well as making Him your leader is important in determining how much of His blessings you are able to receive. According to the Book of Ezekiel, there are different levels of infilling: ankle level, knee level, waist level and the overwhelming level. When you make the Holy Spirit your senior partner and fellowship intimately and consistently with Him, He will move you from the lowest to the highest level of infilling.
By so doing, your effectiveness and results in life and ministry will be exponential. Second, when you make the Holy Spirit your senior partner, He will make His immeasurable power available to you to fulfil your purpose and scale hurdles in life and ministry. Also, you will be able to access His fruit and gifts and be well equipped to excel in ministry.
In addition, when you make the Holy Spirit your senior partner, you will not lean on your own understanding but will acknowledge Him in all your ways and He will direct your path. Every believer needs divine guidance to succeed in life. The Holy Spirit is your best guide for correct direction in life. Moreover, you need the Holy Spirit’s comfort and help constantly. He will bear your burden and clear your path of all obstructions when you make Him your senior partner.
Finally, the Holy Spirit is all-knowing. He is your teacher and illuminator. When you make Him your senior partner, He will give you deep insight and understanding about the Scripture. The Bible says that He will teach you all truth (John 14:26). The Holy Spirit as your senior partner will also protect and defend you. Isaiah 59:19b says, “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.”
1. I connect myself to the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus.
2. Thank You Father for the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus.
3. Father, l thank You for the abiding and empowering presence of the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus.
4. My Father, give me the spirit of grace and supplication, in the name of Jesus.
5. Father, give me the spirit of revelation in the knowledge of You, in the name of Jesus.
6. Father, give me the spirit of wisdom, in the name of Jesus.
7. O God, give me the spirit of favour, in the name of Jesus.
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