40 Days of study

A human being lives, but he is given life.

Day 1 (Two works of the Holy Spirit)

We read in the Scriptures there are many roles of the Holy Spirit; one is to lead us to Christ and help us except His gifts. This is for all people.  Another work of the Holy Spirit is to fill the Christian with His presents so we will live a Christian life and do the work of the Father.

I know many people will say, I was filled with the Holy Spirit when I was baptized, but this in filling of the Holy Spirit we are talking
about today must be asked for everyday and renewed daily. Jesus indicated that on, and after, the day of Pentecost the baptism of the Holy Spirit would be available to all Christians.

I believe that many are led by the Holy Spirit to Christ, but the truth is, most people will stop there. We must understand that our journey only starts there, only after we ask for and except the in filling of the Holy Spirit will we truly become a disciple of Christ. Many follow, but few are disciples.

The baptism of the Holy Spirit is available to all Christians today. God has promised to give the spirit in full to each of us if we ask in faith (Luke 11:13).

Prayer Activites

  1. Call you Partner and discuss this devotional.
  2. Pray with then and ask for the following;
    • For God to fill you with the Holy Spirit
    • For God to open your heart to the studies
    • For God to bless your prayer list and any special needs they may have.
  3. Include the following Bible Verse in your prayer (James 1:27)

 

Personal Reflection and Discussion

  1. What does the Bible tell us about the work of the Holy Spirit?
  2. How can we prepare to receive the Holy Spirit?
  3. What are the benefits of receiving the Holy Spirit?
  4. Do you desire a stronger and deeper experience with the Holy Spirit?

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Well we are off, feel free to post your thoughts.

God bless

Pastor Bob

About bobh6

I am Seventh-day Adventist pastor in the Texas Panhandle

6 comments on “Day 1 (Two works of the Holy Spirit)

  1. Rosi
    July 1, 2011

    The infilling of the Holy Spirit is new and exciting to me. I was one who assumed that the baptism was all that was required. The first time I asked for the infilling of the Holy Spirit, things happened fast. I still don’t ask for the infilling as often as I should, but praise God, He is working on me daily.

    • Amalia
      July 2, 2011

      Thank God for the in dwelling of the Holy Spirit! Life lived through Jesus is definetly a life worth living. How meaningless life seems when we either live in the flesh in the confusion of it all, or living religiously going through the motions trying to make sure you’re hitting on the required points. The Holy Spirits frees us from worries and we find His burdens are light and are carried out with joy for the glory of theLord This is the beauty, that unforuantly some miss, an intimate walk with the Lord, becoming a person after God’s own heart. I wouldn’t want it any other way. I walked religiously and praise God He had patience with me to get me to walk with Him and better yet Him in me. This in essence is what my prayer request for my four is all about.

      • bobh6
        July 2, 2011

        Same here, where would I be without Gods love and By allowing the holy spirit to fill your life. We can truly feel His love

    • bobh6
      July 2, 2011

      The feeling you get when you receive the in filling just builds in you daily to the point that all you want to so is tell the world

  2. Joseph Kapkiyai
    July 5, 2011

    I am so glad there is holy spirit which guide us in our spritual journey, but we have a sole responsibilty of asking and inviting him to be with us all the time. Today i felt the Holy Sprit working on me, He guided me on an issue i have been debating about it for a few past weeks. Lets ask Gods spirit to guide our steps, the journey is stiff but we have hope.

    • bobh6
      July 5, 2011

      To many times we do not ask for help from God because we think he will not answer us, but if we stop asking “to get and start asking to be” we will see a big change.

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