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 27 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  THIS IS THAT!

April 27 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  THIS IS THAT!

Acts 2:15 “For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.”

How fascinating to understand how God meticulously plans events that will alter one’s life journey.  Our text explains how the crowd questioned what happened to these Galileans?  How is it possible they speak in our tongue?  Oh, they must be drunk with new wine! Peter had to enlighten them by reminding them that the promise God made through Joel has happened. “This is That!”

I remember experiencing my “This is That” moment.  It was if I was transported into eternity surrounded by the presence of God.  An indescribable peace enveloped me creating a euphoric experience.  I know that day is forever etched into my memory.

Food processors have become a necessary tool to combine ingredients to prepare something that will enhance the taste of a recipe.  That is the function of the spirit to transform your gifts,talents, personality, successes, and uniqueness to be a new creature in Christ.

Thank God for your “This is That” moment!  Now we have a Comforter, Teacher, Guide, Power Source, Intercessor, Motivator, Sanctifier, Leader, and Deliverer and so much more.

T. Renee Wilson



April 26 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT: THANK GOD FOR THE RECONNECT!

April 26 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  THANK GOD FOR THE RECONNECT!

Romans 8:13 “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.”

The pouring out of the Spirit of God has its origin in Genesis 2:7 as it tells us that God (Divine) formed a man’s body and called him man. God breathed into his nostrils the breath or spirit of life and man became a living soul.  God (Divine) connected with what He created by Spirit in order for the Divine to commune and govern humanity by His Spirit which enabled man’s mind to become God-forward.  Adam sinned and all was overthrown (his God consciousness) by the logic of his own mind; the connection was lost.  Humanity is now ruled by the conscience and logic of their own mind as reason and imagination are now in control which God calls the flesh as stated in Romans 8:13.  Thank God for the re-connect for on the day of Pentecost that same Spirit or breath as in Genesis 2:7 is breathed back into us again.  Now we have power not to live by our own thoughts or the flesh and can mortify bodily deeds by a God-forward mind for we are not children of Adam (flesh) but sons of God (Spirit).

Norman Wilson



April 25 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  THE POWER OF GOD

April 25 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  THE POWER OF GOD

Acts 1:8 “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you:  and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

Jesus told his disciples in Luke 24:49 to “tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endured with power from on high.” Joel foretold of this wonderful prophecy in Joel 2:28, “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:”  The power of the Holy Ghost is different from any other kind of power.  The Holy Spirit is literally the power of God living on the inside of your body.  We, who have been baptized in Jesus name and filled with the Holy Ghost have power that is unlimited and eternal.

Darlene Allen



April 24 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT: WHO DO YOU BELONG TO?

April 24 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  WHO DO YOU BELONG TO?

Romans 8:9 “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”

In order to be a child of God, we must take on His Name and Spirit.  We, as saints, know this is done by repenting, being baptized in Jesus’ Name, and being filled with the Holy Ghost with evidence of speaking in tongues.  Once we have received the Holy Ghost, we have been born again and are new creatures of God.  We must walk in the Spirit and put away things that are of the flesh if we want to stay connected to God.  Also, as saints, our lives can be a witness to others so that they may see who we belong to and who we represent outside the church building.

Teria Dawson



April 23 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  RECEIVE GOD’S SPIRIT

April 23 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  RECEIVE GOD’S SPIRIT

Acts 2:19 “And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:”

This scripture is a quote of Joel’s prophecy in which he predicted an unusual outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the last days.  Peter is also telling the people that they should not be surprised that the Holy Spirit had been poured out in such a miraculous way.  Today, we see the signs that we are living in the last days.  God is right now pouring out His Spirit for all to receive.  If you don’t have His Spirit, receive it now while it’s being poured out.

Stacey Edwards



April 22 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  THE POWER TO GIVE GOD THE GLORY

April 22 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  THE POWER TO GIVE GOD THE GLORY

Acts 2:43 “And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.”

Jesus told His disciples, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you” (Acts 1:8 KJV).  He then fulfilled His promise when he poured out His Spirit on the Day of Pentecost.  Once we are filled with the Holy Ghost, we have the power to live a holy life in an unholy world, the power to be a faithful witness in a seemingly faithless world, and the power to do signs and wonders in the earth.  When we live according to God’s Word by walking uprightly before God and the world, we become faithful witnesses and God is glorified.  Allow God to get the glory out of your life; stir up the gift in you!

Carlos Robinson



April 21 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  DO YOU HAVE YOUR TICKET?

April 21 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  DO YOU HAVE YOUR TICKET?

Acts 2:42 “And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.”

We are currently living in the last days and the Lord is soon to return for His church.  We must not focus on the things in which we see going on around us; we must remain focused on spreading God’s Word and reaching the lost.  Time is so short that we must run like never before, faithfully and unselfishly spreading the importance of being baptized in the name of Jesus and receiving the precious gift of the Holy Ghost to everyone.  I admonish you on today that if you have not secured your ticket to heaven, go ahead and secure it today while God’s Spirit is still available and being poured out; tomorrow is certainly not promised.

Nakiya Conwell



April 20 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  SIMPLY BELIEVE AND RECEIVE

April 20 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  SIMPLY BELIEVE AND RECEIVE

Acts 2:41 “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized:  and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.”

Recent months have presented many challenges and limitations in our places of employment and even in our places of worship.  But despite these challenges and limitations, God’s Word and Spirit continued to be poured out.  I admonish you today that even if you are experiencing challenges and limitations, right where you are: stop, believe, and receive His Word.  Receive His Word just as they did on the day of Pentecost.  You can experience the washing away of your sins through the baptism in the name of Jesus and the Spirit of God can pour in and then out of you.

Nicola Conwell



April 19 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  JOINING GOD’S HOLY FAMILY

April 19 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  JOINING GOD’S HOLY FAMILY

Romans 8:15 “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”

Accepting the Spirit of God gives us unlimited privileges.  We are no longer slaves of this world.  We are the children of God through acceptance of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.  A true child of God understands that the best benefit is having eternal life.  Build your hope on things eternal.

Donald Barker



April 18 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  STAY SENSITIVE

April 18 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  STAY SENSITIVE

Romans 8:14 “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”

When we’re filled with the Holy Ghost, it comes with a sensitivity to the voice and leading of the Lord.  Over time, if we allow distractions and junk to reside in our spirit, the sensitivity is less keen.  When it was once easy to hear the Lord, it’s now harder and things that were once convictions, don’t bother you anymore.  Many have become desensitized during these last days and have allowed carnality to creep into their lives, making it much easier for Satan to attack us and much easier to give into the flesh.  But as the children of the Lord, we want to stay close to Him so that we’ll always be able to feel Him, Hear him, and be lead by Him; stay sensitive.

Ka’Liyah S. Streater