THE MOVING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
"Not by might, not by power, but by my Spirit saith the Lord of hosts"
There is hardly a day goes by when I don't quote this Scripture before the Lord in prayer. I know that I cannot accomplish anything on my own. I am totally cast upon the moving of the Holy Spirit in my own life, and in those for whom I am praying. My dream is to one day find an anointed painter who could somehow paint the essence of this Scripture with the wording. I would love to have a huge picture of it pinned up in my home. Let's continue to see how the Holy Spirit moves in our hearts. He is a...
27. Love-Shedding Spirit
I love Romans 5:5 which says, "The love of God is SHED ABROAD in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us." In the Greek, the words "spread abroad" mean "to pour forth, to gush out, to spill." That certainly doesn't sound stagnant, does it? The Holy Spirit doesn't trickle God's love into our hearts, but pours it in. He pours God's love into our hearts in order to pour it out on those around us. It is quite biblical to be "over the top" when "gushing out" God's love. And of course it should first spill out on to our husband and children. Read also Romans 15:30.
28. Manifesting Spirit
The Holy Spirit does not work the same way in every life. He works uniquely and individually. He manifests the power of God in different ways in different people. You can read some of the different ways the Holy Spirit works through His people in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11. Each one of us should yield to the Holy Spirit to allow Him to work in us what God wants for our lives. You don't have to reveal God in the same way as someone else. Be free to let the Holy Spirit use you in His own unique way.
29. Mountain Moving Spirit
Zechariah 4:6-7 says, "This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, not by power, but by my Spirit saith the Lord of hosts. Who are thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shall become a plain." The mountain that loomed before Zerubbabel was to rebuild the temple of God, against insurmountable odds and continual opposition. God promised him that although he couldn't do it in his own strength, this great mountain would become a plain through the working of the Holy Spirit.
We all face mountains at various times. There is no way we can get over them or through them. We can't move them in our own strength, except by the power of the Holy Spirit. Our constant reliance must be upon the Holy Spirit. You cannot mother your children in your own strength. Stop trying. Ask God for the moving of the Holy Spirit in your own life, in the lives of your children, and all those for whom you are praying.
30. More Glorious Ministering Spirit
The ministry of the Holy Spirit in our lives is called "more glorious." 2 Corinthians 3:7-8 says, "But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away, how will the ministry of the Spirit not be MORE GLORIOUS?" How amazing.
The moving of the Holy Spirit in our lives is more glorious than the law. How can we keep to the letter of the law? We have no hope in our own flesh. However, when we allow the Holy Spirit to move in our lives, He moves in us to walk in holiness, to love Jesus with all our hearts, and to glorify God in our daily walk. He takes us beyond the letter of the law, which is bondage, and moves us to delight in obeying God's commandments, which are life-giving (2 Corinthians 3:6).
31. Pouring Out Spirit
The Holy Spirit was poured out upon Jesus (Luke 1:35; 3:22; John 1:33 and Acts 10:38).
The Holy Spirit was poured out upon the Jewish disciples (Acts 2:1-21; 2:33).
The Holy Spirit was poured out upon the Gentiles (Acts 10:44-46; 11:15-17 and 19:5-6).
God has promised to pour out His Holy Spirit upon all flesh (Proverbs 1:23; Isaiah 32:15; Joel 2:28-32 and Acts 2:17-21).
God has promised to specifically pour out His Holy Spirit upon our children. Isaiah 44:3 says, "For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon they seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring." What a wonderful promise to pray for your children. I pray this promise before the Lord every day.
God has promised, and therefore the day will come, when He will pour out His Spirit upon "the house of David" and they will recognize Christ as their Messiah. Zechariah 12:10 NASB says, "And I will pour upon the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn." Read also Acts 2:33;.
Love from Nancy Campbell
"Oh God, I cannot do anything of eternal value in my own strength. I am cast upon the anointing and power of the Holy Spirit working within me. I yield myself again to the moving of the Holy Spirit in my life. Amen."
I put all my confidence in the power of the Holy Spirit to move in the lives for whom I am praying.