Twelve years ago when I left for Africa, God told me there were two things I needed to focus on for the women: the priority of Word of God in daily life – training them how to receive His intimate instruction and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit – experiencing for themselves intimate intoxication, not by might, not by power, but utterly consumed with His Spirit! These are the crown jewels of our faith my precious sisters.
The reality is that only Christianity holds forth the Word of Life (Philippians2:14). And only Jesus offered us the same power that raised Him from the dead to live out the Words of Life. His commandments are without fail also our enablements. He will never ask you to do something He is not fully ready to empower you to do! Isn’t that encouraging!
Do you want all Jesus has for you? I can tell you from the depth of my heart I do…I am desperate to receive everything Jesus has to offer….I don’t want to miss anything. Intimate instruction necessitates our radical obedience IF we want to experience His fullness. Do you want that? If you echo that cry I have good news…Right now, if you will harden not your heart, if you allowed the Spirit of God free reign in your heart, and told Him at this very minute, to search you and test you… if you will hold your life up next to the only real standard – God’s Word – and relinquish anything He reveals is in your way He promises He will fill you afresh!
You will be bathed in Christ – His love, His righteousness, His power and His fullness. Pastor Chuck Smith says that as we yield to the Spirit we open the door to a vast new dimension of power. In an instant, simply by faith, our lives are saturated with God and a beautiful outworking transformation takes place. We begin to live intimately intertwined with Jesus. Walking, talking, led by, controlled, directed, and more fruitful than we are able to even dream.
The Body of Christ has pulled away from the Holy Spirit of the Living God. Some in fear, many because of compromise, others in ignorance…it makes no difference the reason, the reality is they are missing the power. We need revival and revival always starts in the heart’s of the believers whose ear is tuned to the Lord. We need Jesus, in all His holiness, all His power, and all His love to baptize us.
Being filled with His fullness:
John 1:16: And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.
Ephesians 1:23: Which is his body, the fullness of him that fills all in all.