The Transforming Power of the Holy Spirit


*1Samuel 10:6, Acts 2:14&41*

 _And the Spirit of the LORD will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man. *But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judae, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words. *Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls._
 In our first text above, Prophet Samuel relayed to Saul who had just been anointed king how the Spirit of God would come upon him, empower him and transform him into another man. There was no way Saul was going to be all God intended for him to be without the help of His Spirit. Our second text above describes what happened immediately after the Holy Spirit was poured out in Acts Chapter 2. Thesame Peter whose unstable faith caused him to sink while walking on water to meet Jesus and to deny Jesus three times was so divinely emboldened that when he stood up to speak about Christ, three thousand souls were added to the church that day.
Beloved, remember that it is not by power nor by might that you will become all that God has destined you to be in Christ; rather, it is by the empowerment and transforming power of the Spirit, Zech.4:6. As you yield yourself more to Him, He will both empower and transform your life. Titus 3:5 talks about the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit. As you continue to yield yourself to the Holy Spirit, He will generate more of the life and power of God in you. He will cause you to live a holy and glorious life that brings glory to God. He will quicken you and give divine life and strength to your mind, body and every area of your life in the same way he gave life to Christ’s body when He raised Him up from the dead, Rom.8:11. The Spirit of God can spread the knowledge of God’s love in your heart (Rom.5:5) and continue to transform you into the image of Christ, 2Cor.3:18.
*PRAYER FOCUS:*

_Yield yourself to the Holy Spirit right now and ask Him to empower and transform your life today._

   

*BIBLE IN ONE YEAR READING PLAN:* 

*AMOS 1-5*
_Empowered to Occupy Till He Comes…_

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