Daily Devotional
Our daily devotionals are written with the needs of the believer in mind. Allow our devotionals to lift your spirit and provide nourishment to your soul while reinforcing your relationship with God.
 
 

April 14 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  THE POWER OF GOD TO CHANGE YOU

April 14 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  THE POWER OF GOD TO CHANGE YOU

Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”

Walking after the Spirit and not after the flesh is an area every saint must master to live an overcoming life.  You walk after the Spirit when you simply yield your will (fleshy desire) to God’s will.  We have little conflict in recognizing the LORD (Jehovah) as the self-existing Almighty God who made the heavens, earth, you and me.  We must also recognize Him as Lord (Master, Sovereign) over us.  The new birth experience and our yielding to God’s will allow us to walk after the Spirit and become new creatures in the Lord Christ Jesus.

Anthony Barnes



April 13 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT: REPENTANCE

April 13 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  REPENTANCE

Acts 2:38 “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”

Peter was pleading with God’s people to repent.  He stressed that everyone needs to ask for forgiveness of their sins. Repentance involves a complete and irreversible change of mind, heart, and actions.  Repentance recognizes that our sins are offensive to God.  Except a man be born of the water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into God’s kingdom (John 3:5).

Debra Townsend



April 12 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  THE SPIRIT IS STILL BEING POURED OUT

April 12 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  THE SPIRIT IS STILL BEING POURED OUT

Acts 2:4 “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

The Holy Ghost is still here for those who seek Him; it’s up to the Spirit-filled saints to get on our jobs by telling others about Jesus and the Holy Ghost.  There are those who want the Lord in their lives.  They want to know the truth of God’s Word in Acts 1:8, Acts 2:4, and Acts 2:38.  They want to know about the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.  Remember, someone had to tell us.

Loventrice Guyton



April 11 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  THE COMFORT WE HAVE IN THE HOLY GHOST

April 11 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  THE COMFORT WE HAVE IN THE HOLY GHOST

John 14:26 “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”

The active (verb) meaning of the word comfort is to ease the grief or distress of; console.  Jesus let the disciples know His time on earth was coming to an end, but promised that the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, was being sent by the Father in His name.  Jesus said the Holy Ghost would teach them all things (whatsoever things Jesus said) and this was for their edification and understanding.  Jesus also said the Holy Ghost would bring all things to their remembrance (whatsoever things Jesus said).  It is comforting to know that no matter what we go through, like the disciples, we have the Holy Ghost to teach us or reveal to us what we need to understand, and also to remind us of the exact word we need to remember in our times of suffering.

Vincent Davidson



April 10 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT: KEEPING THE CHARGE AND GLORIFYING GOD

April 10 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT: KEEPING THE CHARGE AND GLORIFYING GOD

Romans 8:2 “ For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”

In this life, we must hold to God’s powerful hand as we serve Him.  Let us remain prayerful and faithful to carry out the work of the Lord for which we have been called.  Jesus Christ came to redeem us all from sin.  May we in turn serve and trust Him with all of our hearts.

James Packer



April 9 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  BEING FILLED WITH THE HOLY GHOST

April 9 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT: BEING FILLED WITH THE HOLY GHOST

John 16:13 “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”

Joel’s prophecy in Joel 2:28 was fulfilled in Acts 2 thousands of years ago, the scripture is still fulfilling itself as men, women, and children are being filled with the Holy Ghost and walking in the newness of life today.  The outpouring of the Spirit of Truth, (the Holy Ghost) not only saves the soul of sinners but it also restores the believer.  As believers, we should desire a continuous outpouring of the Spirit within us for every encounter with the Spirit changes us and shows us the truth about ourselves.  It shines a light in the darkest places of our hearts and reveals the hidden things, enabling us to overcome the flesh.  We can then be ready when Jesus returns.

Debra Drakes



April 8 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT: THE COMFORTER HAS COME

April 8 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  THE COMFORTER HAS COME

John 14:16 “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”

After His crucifixion, Jesus Christ left us a Comforter. On the Day of Pentecost, the Holy Ghost was given to those who gladly received.  This Comforter now helps us as saints live a holy, sanctified life.  This Comforter brings peace and joy even during times of chaos and tribulation and it remains with us even unto this very day and is still being poured out among people within the Earth.  It is available to all people, all races, rich, poor, young, and old; we thank God that there is still time to receive the Holy Ghost for those seeking a personal experience with this amazing Comforter.

Jimel L. Gibbs



April 7 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT: THE SPIRIT THAT GUIDES US

April 7 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  THE SPIRIT THAT GUIDES US

John 15:26 “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:”

The Spirit of truth will lead and guide you into everything you need to know in this life.  God knows His people and His sheep know His voice.  Saints, the Comforter guides us through both the good and the bad as He is our complete truth. Let us seek more from the Ultimate Comforter, Saints, because His truth surpasses all understanding.

Jordan Haywood



April 6 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  GOD FREELY GAVE

April 6 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  GOD FREELY GAVE

John 6:63 “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”

In all we do and say, it is the Word of the Lord that will remain.  God gave Himself so that we may have eternal life.  We can’t earn it nor do we deserve it.  But GOD, He is Love and He is the Life.

Aloysius Colin



April 5 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  SO GLAD I AM NOT ALONE

April 5 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  SO GLAD I AM NOT ALONE

John 16:7 “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.”

It is so hard to see loved ones leave and never to return.  But when Jesus departed, He didn’t just leave us alone; He sent us a comforter.  Thank God I (you/we) don’t have to be alone.  Why, because He dwells in us.

Sharon Ervin