Today's Devotional (Wednesday)

MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL




GRIEVE NOT THE HOLY SPIRIT


FIRE SCRIPTURE: Judges 16:1-6


MEMORY VERSE:

Ephesians 4:30 "And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption."


PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit


THE MESSAGE:

The Holy Spirit can be grieved. He can also depart from a believer. Being sensitive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, obeying His instructions and living in His will consistently increase His presence in a believer's life significantly. Conversely, living in sin, unrighteousness and willful disobedience reduces His presence. If a believer persists in wilful sin and disobedience, the Holy Spirit will completely depart from him or her. A Christian without the Holy Spirit will experience avoidable and needless pain, become a prey to the enemy and live a miserable and unfulfilled life.


It is important for you to know the Holy Spirit can be grieved. Such a vital knowledge will help you from making that grievous mistake. Samson was a judge in Israel. His birth was announced by an angel. God endowed him with supernatural strength and his ministry gave Israel dominion over the Philistines, their arch enemies. The exploits of Samson were engineered by the Holy Spirit. However, Samson constantly grieved the Spirit of God. He lived a careless, carnal, immoral, impure and disobedient life. He touched the carcass of an animal, lusted after unbelieving women and committed immortality with impunity. He broke his Nazarine vows and covenants with God willfully and consistently. Eventually, he let out the secret of his unusual divine strength to Delilah. The seven locks of hair on his head were cut and he lost the Holy Spirit, his unusual anointing and ministry.


Apart from disobedience, character defects and ungodly lifestyles of pride, strife, covetousness, defiling the body (the temple of the Spirit) and arrogating the glory that belongs to God to one's self can make the Holy Spirit depart from a Christian. Beloved, the Bible says that the things that are written are for our learning. Make Christlikeness your goal and let your life glorify God always. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit!


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:

The Holy Spirit's voice is as loud as your willingness to listen.


PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:

RECEIVE THE BAPTISM OF THE FIRE OF THE HOLY GHOST, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.


PRAYER POINTS:


MORNING

1. I shall not grieve the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus.

2. Anything in my life that can make the Holy Spirit depart from me, die, in the name of Jesus.

3. Holy Spirit, develop the character of Christ in me, in the name of Jesus.


EVENING

4. I shall not die in wilful sin and disobedience, in the name of Jesus.

5. I shall not be careless and blind to divine purpose like Samson, in the name of Jesus.

6. I bind and cast the spirit of strife out of my life, in the name of Jesus.

7. I shall not blaspheme against the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus.


Bible In One Year: Genesis 25-26


Source: MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Worldwide)

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