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Sunday, April 22, 2018
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A Month to embrace the Holy Spirit

  

Praise the Lord! I pray that you and your household are well. My wife and I are well and are very thankful to God for the gift of life and your friendship. It is my prayer that you have experienced the shifting declared last month in Jesus Name, Amen.

This month of May, I see God leading you by His Holy Spirit. It is our Month to Embrace the Holy Spirit.

Friend, Jesus tells His disciples “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”(Acts1:8). Jesus in Luke 24:49, He instructed the disciples…And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

In the above scripture, Jesus commands His disciples to wait in Jerusalem until they were endued with Power from on high. Jesus was telling them that life would be a challenge and ministry work impossible if they ventured out on their own. In other words, without the embracing the Holy Spirit, they will return to their old life of fishing. You will not default or backslide in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

People have misconceptions about The Holy Spirit; The Holy Spirit is not a force though He came in the form of a “Rushing Mighty Wind” on the day of Pentecost. He is not a bird/dove even though He appeared in the form of a dove when Jesus was baptized. He is not fire, He is not a ghost; HE is a Person and my prayer is that this month, God, the Holy Spirit, will reveal Himself to you as you embrace Him in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.  I pray that your understanding of the Holy Spirit will be made clear in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

Friend, The Holy Spirit is a Person - He can be grieved, He can speak, He can guide, He can comfort, He can teach. Are you ready to embrace Him?

Romans 8:27 talking of the Holy Spirit states… “He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because he makes intercession for the saints,…" The Holy Spirit has a mind. He makes intercessions for you and I. In 1 Corinthians12:11 the Bible states "But the one and the same spirit works all these things dividing to each one as He wills”. The Holy Spirit is the distributor of gifts and He will give them as He wills. He will decide. I pray that you will realize that He desires to be with you, to guide and direct you into paths of purity, righteousness and glory. We also see a direct instruction from the Spirit when we read Acts 8:29 The Spirit spoke to Philip, "Go to that chariot and stay near it." I pray that as you embrace The Holy Spirit, God will cause you to hear His voice, receive His instruction and may He grant you the grace to perform that which He tells you to do.

Friend, as you embrace The Holy Spirit this month, one of the benefits of a close relationship with the Holy Spirit, Uncommon Wisdom, will be your portion.

Wisdom – The Holy Spirit is the giver of Wisdom. “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding” (Proverbs 4:7).  Last month, we indicated that Wisdom is critical to you shifting. This point is being reiterated, except that the type of Wisdom God will release your way is going to confound people. As you honor and appreciate the Holy Spirit, God will begin to fill you with creative wisdom.  We read in Exodus 31: 1-5 “Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,  and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze,  to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts”. The Holy Spirit will grant you Wisdom that will give you a give you a creative and competitive edge in all that you do. He will not only fill you with wisdom but with understanding and knowledge and all kinds of skills.

Friend, we also read in Ecclesiastes 8:1 “… A man's wisdom maketh his face to shine,...”, This month, I see God filling you with uncommon wisdom that will make your face to shine.  No longer will you be unnoticed in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. The Bible says in Daniel 12:3 “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.” Your shinning will cause you to be influential beyond your current borders in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

Friend, you are embracing the Holy Spirit and He will take you to high realms that you have never imagined in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen!  Welcome the Holy Spirit and let Him lead you into a glorious experience with Him in Jesus Faithful Name, Amen.

Be blessed,
  

Pastor Chester