Awake, O north wind, And come, O south! Blow upon my garden, That its spices may flow out. Let my beloved come to his garden and eat its pleasant fruits. Song of Solomon 4:16 NKJV
The Shulamite woman wants to be made fit for her beloved. She wants his attention drawn to her. She wants him to be aroused by her. She is his, mind body soul and spirit! She wants him to come and enjoy the fruits of his love and commitment to her!
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2-4
Jesus commanded His disciples not to depart from Jerusalem but to wait for the promise of the Father, “Which,” He said, “you have heard from Me: for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
The disciples obeyed Jesus. The spread the Gospel throughout the known world. We are the fruit of their labor of love for Jesus!
The Lord said He would enable me to speak for Him. It is a promise I have held unto. It is a promise that gives me a future and a hope. It is a promise that birthed a commitment to send out these messages for the last thirteen years.
I am very aware that I have nothing of value to say myself. Before I begin writing I ask the Lord to speak through me. I ask Him to put His thoughts in my mind and His desires in my heart. I ask Jesus to send out the message He has for us!
I was filled with the Holy Spirit many years ago. The Lord breathed on me. A warm feeling ran through my body. My life was forever changed!
The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a onetime event that empowers us to serve God. Being filled with the Holy Spirit is a minute by minute day by day process of walking with Jesus. It is the result our love for Jesus and obedience to Him!
Do you want to be empowered to serve Jesus? Cry out to the Lord in prayer. Do you want God to be delighted by you? Offer up your mind body soul and spirit to Jesus.
Let Jesus come and fill you with the fruits of His love!
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