Tuesday, August 20, 2013


"righteousness and peace and joy
in the Holy Spirit"
Romans 14:17

In Exodus 31, Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, was filled with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship.

In Numbers 24, and in 1 Samuel 10, Balaam and Samuel, respectively, were filled with the Spirit, and prophesied.

In Judges 3, the Spirit of the Lord came upon Othniel, the son of Kenaz, younger brother of Caleb, and he became the judge of Israel.

In Judges 6, the Spirit of the Lord came upon Gideon, and he led his people.

In Judges 14, the Spirit of the Lord came upon Samson in power, and he freed himself from that which bound him.

In 1 Samuel 11, the Spirit of the God came upon King Saul, and his anger was greatly aroused.  The result was that the fear of the Lord came upon the people he ruled.

In 2 Chronicles, God's Spirit came upon Azariah the son of Oded, and he taught.

In Ezekiel 11, the Spirit of God enabled Ezekiel to see in a vision what was not apparent to him otherwise.

In Job 33, Job credited the Spirit of God with making him, and the breath of God with giving him life.

Daniel tells us that the Spirit of God is the source of light, understanding, and wisdom.

Matthew tells us that by the Spirit of God we can cast out demons.

Paul tells us that we are led by the Spirit of God, and as such, we are children of God, and the Spirit of God dwells in us.

We have been baptized by Him, sealed by Him, and filled with Him.

He is the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, of counsel and might, knowledge and the fear of the Lord.

He us upon us, enabling us to preach good tidings to the poor, to heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and open prisons for those who are bound.

And He causes us to rest.

He is Helper, Counselor, Comforter, Teacher.  He is a Promise.  He is a Gift.

We can ignore the Holy Spirit, we can grieve the Holy Spirit, we can even blaspheme the Holy Spirit.

We can receive Him.
     Or we can resist Him.

~ "Do not cast me away from Your presence, 
and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me" ~
Psalm 51:11


  1. Thank you, sir. "My heart is overflowing with a good theme... my tongue is the pen of a ready writer" (Psalm 45:1)