Today's Promise : A Daily Devotional
January 2, 2013
You Can Know the Spirit's Fullness
"Be filled...with the Holy Spirit and controlled by Him" (Ephesians 5:18).
An enthusiastic, attractive couple traveled from their home in Chicago to Arrowhead Springs to share with me an idea about which they were very excited.
"We heard one of your filmed lectures on 'How to Be Filled With the Holy Spirit.' Our lives have been dramatically changed as a result of what you shared," they said. "We have come all this way to encourage you to go on nationwide television and tell Christians how they can know the fullness and power of the Holy Spirit and experience His revolutionary impact in and through their lives."
I am humbly grateful to God for the privilege of sharing these great truths concerning the Holy Spirit with tens of millions of people throughout the world, often with the same dramatic results experienced by this remarkable couple.
The disciples were with Jesus for more than three years. They heard Him teach as no man had ever taught. They saw Him perform miracles such as no man had ever performed - raising the dead, restoring sight to the blind and cleansing lepers. Though they were exposed to the most godly life ever lived on earth, during Jesus' time of crisis, Judas betrayed Him, Peter denied Him and all the others deserted Him.
Jesus knew His disciples were fruitless, quarreling, ambitious, self-centered men, so - on the eve of His crucifixion - He told them, "It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I go, I will send Him to you...He will guide you into all the truth...He shall glorify Me; for He shall take of Mine, and shall disclose it to you" (John 16:7,13,14 NAS).
Bible Reading: Galatians 5:5, 16-18, 22, 23, 25
Today's Action Point: Today I will receive by faith the power of the Holy Spirit in order to live a supernatural life and be a supernatural witness. I will continue to study the scriptural reference and various books concerning the Holy Spirit, so that I will better understand His role in my life.