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 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



April 17 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  LOVE THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST

April 17 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  LOVE THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST

Romans 8:11 “But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”

Any saint that professes to be Holy Ghost filled, fire-baptized should have experienced the quickening of the Holy Ghost to your mortal body.  The initial evidence of the Holy Ghost is speaking with other tongues, as the Spirit gives the words to say. (Acts 2:4)

Robert King



April 16 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT: AN INVITATION TO FALL IN LOVE WITH JESUS

April 16 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  AN INVITATION TO FALL IN LOVE WITH JESUS

John 15:9 “As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.”

Many poems and songs have been written about the love of Jesus.  Poets like Helen Steiner Rice and song writers such as Kirk Whalum who wrote, “Falling In Love With Jesus,” have used their gifts and talents to express how much they love Jesus.  You see the best thing that could ever happen to you is to fall in love with Jesus.

James Moorer



April 15 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  EQUIPPED TO WIN AGAINST SIN

April 15 WHEN THE SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT:  EQUIPPED TO WIN AGAINST SIN

Romans 8:2-3 “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:”

When we are born again of the water and of the Spirit, we enter a new dimension of living.  The Spirit (law of the Spirit of life) is constantly warring against the flesh (law of sin and death), and the flesh against the Spirit.  As born again believers, we have power to overcome the flesh, the devil, and the world through the outpouring of the Holy Ghost in our hearts.  Let us walk in victory as the power of the Holy Ghost equips us to have strength to fight against SIN and WIN!

Angella Barnes



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