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OPEN HEAVEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR MONDAY 16TH MARCH 2020: THE WIND 1

THEME: THE WIND 1 (DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE)


MEMORY VERSE: John 3:8

The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

BIBLE READ: ACTS 2:1-4 (KJV)

1. And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

2. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

3. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

4. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

MESSAGE

The first sign of the manifestation of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost was that there was a sound of a mighty rushing wind that filled the upper room (Acts 2:2).

Before the apostles saw the fire, they heard the sound of the wind. In Genesis 2:7, the Bible tells us that when God formed man, He breathed life into him.

From the innermost being of the Almighty God came a little bit of wind that went into a lump of clay to make it into a living soul. Ecclesiastes 12:7 says:

“Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”

What God breathed into the dust that turned it into a living soul was the spirit.

We can see therefore that there is a link between the Holy Spirit and the wind.

The Spirit can blow gently like a breeze. In Judges 13:24-25, the Bible talks about how the Spirit began to move Samson at times.

Samson was growing up and the Spirit, in form of a breeze was moving him, shaking him a little.

Occasionally, when someone is experiencing the Holy Spirit for the first time, he may find himself shaking just a little; not violently or convulsing as in when manifesting demonic possession, but just shaking a little bit.

That is the Holy Spirit moving like a breeze. Sometimes, when worshipping God – alone or even in a congregation, when the Holy Spirit takes over, a little shaking may be experienced; that is the Holy Spirit moving as a breeze.

You need to be sensitive at times like that so the Holy Spirit can do His complete work in your life.

On the day of Pentecost, the wind came into the room and filled the whole place.

In Genesis 1:1-2, when God made the Heaven and the earth, and the earth was void and without form, the Spirit moved over the whole earth.

This tells you that when the Holy Spirit is moving during the service, it is not the time to begin to look around; but to be in and be moved by the Spirit.

Key into the manifestation of the Holy Spirit during private or corporate worship and trust Him to work wonders in your life.

ACTION POINT:


Worship God until you feel the wind of the Holy Spirit.


**BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: DEUTERONOMY 17-20

HYMNAL:

HYMN 14 – IMMORTAL, INVISIBLE, GOD ONLY WISE



1. Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of days,
Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise.

2. Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might!
Thy justice like mountains high soaring above,
Thy cloud which are fountains of goodness and love.

3. To all life thou givest to both great and small;
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish-but nought changeth Thee.

4. Great Father of Glory, pure Father of Light,
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
All laud we would render; O help us to see;
‘Tis only the splendour of light hideth Thee.


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