(Don’t Ignore The Spirit)
TO THE BIBLE: Isaiah 63:9-10
“In all their affliction He was afflicted, and the Angel of His Presence saved them; in His love and in His pity He redeemed them; and He bore them and carried them all the days of old. But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit; so He turned Himself against them as an enemy, and He fought against them.”
The indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit in your life is one of the greatest blessings you have as a child of God. He’s your advantage and the secret to a glorious and successful life. So you must recognise and take advantage of His ministry in your life.
It’s the ministry of the Holy Spirit to guide and lead you in all your affairs; it’s His ministry to grant you the wisdom and counsel you need to win every day.
Consciously acknowledge His presence with you and in you, and learn to yield to Him always. Never ignore His counsel. The Bible says in Isaiah 30:21, “Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.”
Whose voice do you think that is? It’s the voice of the Holy Spirit! He speaks to us daily on life’s issues through God’s Word, but many ignore His counsel, because His voice is never strong and harsh against us.
Perhaps you talked to someone rudely and the Holy Spirit corrected you, be quick to heed His correction and make amends. Otherwise, His voice that used to be clear to you may soon become faint and distant if you continually ignore Him.
Make up your mind to live your life in a way that brings honour to the Holy Spirit; appreciate His presence in your life, and you’ll be glad you did.
Matthew 12:31; 1 Thessalonians 5:19
Dear heavenly Father, I give you thanks for the opportunity to be blessed by your precious Word today. I’m not ignorant of satan’s devices, and I refuse to fall prey to them. I keep satan and the cohorts of hell under my feet, where they belong, in Jesus’ mighty Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
1 Corinthians 12, Psalms 146-150
Luke 19:20-27, 1 Samuel 16
Speak in tongues for fifteen (15) minutes, and meditate on John 16:13-14 throughout today.
Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.
Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.
At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.
Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.