Topic: You Need The Holy Spirit [TREM Devotional 24 January 2019]
“Then Manoah intreated the Lord, and said, O my Lord, let the man of God which thou didst send come again unto us, and teach us what we shall do unto the child that shall be born”. Judges 13:8, KJV
I love what Samson’s father did which should be the position of any man of God. When I use the word ‘man’, I am using it generically for any person who is a Christian. Know this, the wife came and told him what God said to her and the man went into prayers. He didn’t say ‘get out of here.’ He went into prayers and he was sensitive and open to the Holy Ghost. According to our Bible text today, what Manoah was saying is that ‘let the messenger come back and teach us again. I also want to learn from the instruction.’ And God hearkened to the voice of Manoah. God listened to him!
When you ask God for direction, He will always give you. It is our right and it is our privilege as God’s children to receive direction from Him. So, don’t feel intimidated when asking from God or making enquiries from God. The Holy Spirit dwells in you. He is in you to give you direction and guide you into all truth. It is not only when you speak in tongues that you know that the Holy Spirit dwells in you. As many that are led by the Spirit, they are the sons of God. You must begin to live your life supernaturally and refuse to be limited by the natural environment that you are living in. Jesus Christ never was limited.
In the book of Judges 15:15, we are told that Samson, by the Spirit, picked an unnatural thing and was able to produce a thousand result. The purpose of the Holy Spirit is to improve your life, improve your productivity and ensure that you go beyond yourself. And when you hear the word ‘anointing’, it means God coming upon flesh to do what flesh could not have done. That is what you need.
Further Reading: John 16:7-14, 14:26, Romans 8: 14
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Exodus 9-11/ Evening: Matthew 15:21-39
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Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.