Spirit and Life Devotional is a daily publication by Pastor Chinaemerem Ibezim, senior pastor of Able Ministers Chapel, a church based in Calabar, Cross River State.
“He said to them, ‘Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?’ So they said to him, ‘We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.'” Acts 19:2 NKJV
The Holy Spirit is for every believer, not for ministers of the gospel alone. Sadly some ministers of the gospel have not even received the Holy Spirit! The Holy Spirit was not given to only assist us in ministry, we also need Him for life.
We talk so much about the blessing of Abraham; and we usually refer to riches, health, and other material things: but those are not the main things; the blessing of Abraham is the Holy Spirit! Galatians 3:14 says, “Because of what Jesus Christ did, the blessing God promised to Abraham was given to all people. Christ died so that by believing in him we could have the Spirit that God promised.” Hallelujah!
Until you have received the Holy Spirit you are not enjoying the blessing of Abraham! Listen, the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God Himself: tell me if there’s any blessing greater than having God in your mortal body! That’s being full of power, wisdom, knowledge and understanding! When you have the Holy Spirit, it will be difficult for anyone to mislead you because He will guide you into all truth; He will order your steps and protect you from making mistakes! There’s much more that the Holy Spirit can do for you: you need Him! Receive Him now in the name of Jesus!