“Are you looking for the fullness of the blessing of the Lord in your heart and life today? Claim the promise of the Father come according to His Word.”
These are the words of a blind song- writer, Mrs. C. H. Morris who lived in Morgan County, Ohio. Mrs. Morris understood the need to be filled with the Holy Ghost in this song, Bring Your Vessels. In one verse she wrote: “Bring your empty earthen vessels clean through Jesus precious blood. Come you needy one and all, and in human consecration wait before the Throne of God till the HOLY GHOST shall fall...”
Have you ever really read, Romans 15:13? Let’s take a quick look at it this morning: “May the God of hope ll you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experi- ence of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you will abound in hope and over ow with con dence in His promises.”
This is my prayer for you today, “That you would abound in hope and overflow with confidence in His promises.”
This is not fake news, it is the Gospel and you can live a Spirit-filled life. Have you ever thought about the word, whosoever? Whosoever includes you and I. Jesus said, while speaking about the Holy Spirit, “Whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give shall never thirst; but the water that I give shall be a well spring of water leaping up in an endless supply.” You see springing up is fullness, and that implies overflow. “If any man thirst let him come to me and drink.” Are you thirsty today? Come to Jesus, He awaits to quench your thirst for Him.
There are two hindrances to being filled with the Holy Spirit.
1. Ignorance, “We did not know, you could be filled”.
2. Known un-confessed sin.
Great moves of God required cleaning house, and when we don’t clean a house daily, it will become filthy. It is not wise to ask the Lord to fill you when you have been hoarding refuse that you should have gotten rid of long ago. To live the Spirit-filled life requires cooperation with the One who has promised infilling.
Trust His promise today, and remember in Colossians 2:9 it tells us, “In Him is the fullness of the Godhead bodily,” and the next verse, “And in Him you are made full.”
I vote for fullness today, what say you?
I believe in you!
Cleddie and GayNell