“…darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.“. Genesis 1:2
The very first thing before the world began was the Spirit. He was always here. Nothing exists without him.
“I wish all of the Lord’s people were prophets and the Lord would put his Spirit on them.” Numbers 11:29
Moses talked face to face with God and he had a very special and unique relationship. But God’s chosen people were nothing special. He had called Abraham and Abraham obeyed everything and his faith was righteous before God. But as generations separated them from God they were a stiff-necked people.
The Spirit will come powerfully on you, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person.” 1 Samuel 12:6
The Spirit changes us into people God can use mightily. With it comes wisdom and anointing. I know the Spirit speaks through me as I write because I can read something years later that I wrote and it still makes me weep. It has also made me extremely bold and there is so much joy in my life and I have never felt more alive.
“And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.” Ezekiel 36:27
When you are filled with the Holy Spirit he will guide you and prompt you in which way to go and you never want to do anything that might hurt him.
“I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy.” Joel 2:28
He wants all people to have this gift.
“I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” Matthew 3:11
John the Baptist told of this great gift to come, with amazing power. I have noticed in my prayers such boldness in asking just what I need because he promised and he is faithful.
“…how much more will the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.” Luke 11:12
He wants all people to have this gift.
“…for God gives the Spirit without limit.” John 3:34
All the power you need.
“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for these are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is Spirit, and his worshipers must worship him in the Spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24
We must worship the way God asks to receive the kind of answers and responses we desire.
“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” John 14:26
“But in the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.” Acts 2:17
We are definitely in the last days. So this is not promised to disciples just in Jesus day. We need this power more now than ever.
“Peter replied, repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38
“…they placed their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.” Acts 8:17
“And if the Spirit of him that raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of the Spirit who lives in you.” Romans 8:11
“In the same way the Spirit helps in our weakness. We don’t know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” Romans 8:26
It is so good to know that when you just can’t put into words what would be God’s will. The Spirit speaks for you just what you need to say.
“The person without the Holy Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Holy Spirit of God but considers them as foolishness, and can not understand them because they are discerned only through the Holy Spirit.” 1. Corinthians 2: 14
Don’t doubt it till you try it. The Lord will be proven right every time.