Rhapsody of Realities 27 September 2023: Incontrovertible Benefits of Fellowship
SCRIPTURE: Thegrace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and thelove of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be withyou all. Amen (2 Corinthians 13:14).
The incontrovertible benefits and blessings of fellowship with the Holy Spirit can’t be overemphasised. The Holy Spirit wants to be involved with every part of your life, and you must let Him. He wants your progress, advancement, prosperity, and success to be evident for all to see.
Sometimes, a Christian might experience a period of remarkable growth and progress where things are moving swiftly and smoothly. However, there may be occasions when everything suddenly seems to stall. Despite attempting various strategies and ideas, nothing appears to change.
Such scenarios often arise when one starts neglecting the ministry of the Holy Spirit in their personal lives. When the speed or rate of growth reduces or completely stalls, either in numerical growth, finances, or both, and ti becomes evident that the previous approaches that worked for others and yourself are no longer yielding the same results, what should you do?
The best thing to do fi you want to come out of that situation and elevate your work to a higher level is to fast and pray with the understanding that you are initiating a change and transition within yourself.
The focus of the fast, therefore, should not be about changing the situation, as that is not the root problem. Rather, the key lies in strengthening your personal fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
Fasting is a way of turning your spirit and mind away from the carnal things of this world in order to focus them on the Spirit; you set your heart and your mind on the Word in study, meditation and prayer.
Remember, the objective of the prayer and fasting is to nurture and develop an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit.
By prioritizing this aspect of your life, you can expect to experience the desired changes and growth in other areas as well
CONFESSION: Dear Father, thank you for the precious gift of the Holy Spirit-my Helper, Counsellor, Teacher, Advocate, Comforter, Strengthener and Standby-whom you sent to lead and guide me through life, in fulfilling my destiny in Christ. Through my fellowship with the Holy Spirit, Iwalk in victory today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
John 14:15-18 AMPC
If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands.
16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever—
17 The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its heart), because it does not see Him or know and recognize Him. But you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you [constantly] and will be in you.
18 I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, desolate, bereaved, forlorn, helpless]; I will come [back] to you.
But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future].
14 He will honor and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you.
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Ephesians 4:1-16 & Isaiah 23-24
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: John 1:24-34 &1 Kings 2
Thank you for studying today’s Rhapsody of Realities – Incontrovertible Benefits of Fellowship – written by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
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