EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 29, 2020
TEXT: John 7:37-39
Key verse: Acts 11:16 Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.
Baptism in the Holy Ghost is for all that are born again and desire more of Him. To be baptized in the Holy Ghost means to be filled with the Holy Ghost or to experience an overflow of the Spirit. A person that is born again is like a container that was once empty but at the point of being born again, some measure of content was poured inside him but not to the full measure.
The person is no longer empty of the Holy Spirit, who now lives in him. But baptism in the Holy Ghost is like filling a container until it overflows.
"In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)"
Only those born again and who earnestly desire it in faith qualify for this experience.
Luke 11:9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
If you are born again, there is something that has been deposited inside you that needs to explode in your generation to warn sinners of the dangers ahead.
But you need the baptism of the Holy Spirit to do this effectively.
-You need Holy Ghost power to go and rescue souls that are perishing in your generation.
-You need this power to preserve your salvation to the end.
-You need the Holy Ghost for exploits in ministry.
-You need the Holy Ghost for academic success and deeper knowledge of God.
-You need Him for freedom and victory over the powers of the devil, demons, witchcraft, and marine agents.
-Without the Holy Ghost baptism, your Christianity will lack full powers to operate.
Thought for the day: Yearn for it, pray for it, seek the baptism of the Holy Ghost for spiritual exploits.
Song for the day: The power, the power, the Pentecostal power……
Bible reading for the day: Exodus 19-21; Matthew 20:1-16.
PASTOR PAUL RIKA