You Need the Holy Spirit!
The Holy Spirit | You Need the Holy Spirit!
“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” (Acts 2:1-4).
The disciples went from sitting in quietness waiting on the Lord to suddenly battling a windstorm. But, this was no tornado. This was the Holy Ghost announcing His arrival! Where there was indecision, now there was purpose. Where there was confusion, now there was a mission. Where there was uncertainty, now there was knowledge. Where there was sadness, now there was joy. Where there was weakness, now there was boldness – boldness to become witnesses.
This terrified band of disciples waiting in the Upper Room left their safe sanctuary and went out into the streets of the city. Such is what the Holy Spirit wishes to do to God’s people – get them out of their safe church and into the streets. Jesus promised His disciples that when the Holy Spirit would come, they would be witnesses of Him in Jerusalem and throughout the region, unto the uttermost parts of the earth. He even promised that the Holy Spirit would give them the words to say.
Are you frustrated with your witnessing? Have you never led a person the the Lord? The Wind that blew through the Upper Room and transformed the disciples into world-shaking witnesses can transform you today as well. All you have to do is ask! (Luke 11:13).
“Awake, north wind, and come, south wind! Blow on my garden, that its fragrance may spread abroad.” (Song of Solomon 4:16).
If you want to be filled with the Holy Spirit, pray this prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for sending the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, to strengthen me and guide me into your Truth. I need the Holy Spirit to help me live for You! Holy Spirit, I invite you into my heart and life. Fill me to overflowing, transform me, and shape me into the image of Christ. Amen.
As you pray, just lift your hands and praise Jesus for all He has done for you. Yield to Him. As the Holy Spirit fills you, you will speak in an unknown tongue (unknown to you). It may be only a few words, and or it may be much more. This is the sign that you have been filled! If you were filled with the Holy Spirit, please take a moment to contact me and let me know about your experience.