Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 8 December 2021 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Who Is The Holy Spirit? (I)
TOPIC: Who Is The Holy Spirit? (I) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 8 December 2021)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Acts 20:4-38; Acts 21; Acts 22; Acts 23:1-35
FIRE SCRIPTURE: John 15:16-26 (KJV)
16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.
22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.
23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
MEMORY VERSE: “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” – John 14:26
The Holy Spirit is the transforming power that will transform you to the image of God.
PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL GIVE YOU THE REVELATION OF DEEP SECRET THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR GENERATION, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
Mountain Top Life MESSAGE:
Apostle Paul, in one of his missionary journeys, asked the believers in Ephesus if they had received the Holy Ghost since they believed (Acts 19:2). The answer would have shocked him, for they replied, “We have not so much heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.” If Paul was shocked, surely the Father and the Son were saddened because of the ignorance concerning the ministry of Holy Spirit. As believers, we all need the Holy Spirit in our lives. It is therefore our responsibility to help others who do not have Him to receive Him.
Who is the Holy Spirit? He is the third person of the Godhead whom the Father sent to indwell and guide believers. Many people claim to believe in the Holy Spirit, but actually they believe in God the Father and God the Son while they regard the Holy Spirit as the servant or errand boy. This is not true because the Holy Spirit is equal and in no way inferior to God the Father and God the Son. The Holy Spirit is a living Person who must be addressed with the pronouns “He” and “Him” and not as “It”. The Bible uses personal pronouns in referring to the Holy Spirit. The word “He” was used in many places in the Gospel of John (John 16:13,14 and 18).
So, in your dealing and addressing the Holy Spirit, address Him as a living person and not an ordinary force. He is a person because He possesses characteristics of a person. He has will power (1 Corinthians 12:11), knowledge (1 Corinthians 2:10-12), love (Romans 15:30). He can speak, can cry out, can intercede etc. The Holy Spirit is your divine Helper and Comforter (John 16:7). The Holy Spirit is the giver of the seven perfect spirits listed in Isaiah 11:2. Ask Him and He will give you. These are spirits of wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge, the spirit of the Lord and the fear of the Lord.
It is important to note that nobody can journey through life successfully and fulfil his destiny without the empowerment and help of the Holy Spirit. You can receive the Holy Spirit by giving your life to Christ, forsaking sin and by asking God to baptise you with His Spirit in prayer.
- Holy Spirit, overshadow my life and transform me to whom God wants me to be, in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Holy Spirit, brood upon all the spiritual gifts that are dead in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Holy Spirit, reveal the will of God for my life to me and help me to do accordingly, in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Holy Spirit, help me to grow in grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ in the name of Jesus.
- Holy Spirit, fill me with Your fire and power, in the name of Jesus.
- Holy Spirit, strengthen me in the inner man, in the name of Jesus.
- Holy Spirit, make me an effective soul winner, in the name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)