Thursday, August 29, 2013

2013 August 29 - Morning Manna

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:1-4)
Today's Morsel: Being filled with the Holy Ghost, speaking in another tongue, is an awesome and uplifting feeling. It's like a cup of cold water to a thirsty soul. It's refreshing. It's powerful. Some people have never spoken in another tongue as the spirit gave them the utterance, because they have never been taught the importance of receiving the baptism of Holy Ghost, God's Spirit. When Jesus told His disciples to tarry at Jerusalem until they be endued with power from on high (Luke 24:47-49), they didn't know that speaking in tongues would be their initial evidence that they were filled. They just knew that God had told them that they would be filled. And once it happened, Peter knew that this was what Jesus meant when He said, " If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)" (John 7:37-39). He knew because of the prophet Joel's prophecy (Joel 2:28-32; Acts 2:16-20). Wouldn't you want to know for sure that you have received what God promised you, rather than to walk around wondering if you have received it or not? "And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him" (Luke 11:9-13)? There was no longer any doubt in Abraham's mind, once he saw Isaac, about the promise God made him. And there won't be any doubt in your mind either that you've been filled with God's Spirit once you speak in tongues as the Spirit gives you the utterance.
Sing:Breathe on me! Breathe on me! Holy Ghost power, breathe on me. Yesterday's gone, today I'm in need, Holy Ghost power, breathe on me.

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