Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Holy Ghost

Acts 2:4
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost.


Rich were the blessings of this day if all of us were filled with the Holy Ghost. The consequences of this sacred filling of the soul it would be impossible to overestimate. Life, comfort, light, purity, power, peace; and many other precious blessings are inseparable from the Spirit's benign presence. As sacred oil, He anoints the head of the believer, sets him apart to the priesthood of saints, and gives him grace to execute his office aright. As the only truly purifying water He cleanses us from the power of sin and sanctifies us unto holiness, working in us to will and to do of the Lord's good pleasure. As the light, He manifested to us at first our lost estate, and now He reveals the Lord Jesus to us and in us, and guides us in the way of righteousness. Enlightened by His pure celestial ray, we are no more darkness but light in the Lord. As fire, He both purges us from dross, and sets our consecrated nature on a blaze. He is the sacrificial flame by which we are enabled to offer our whole souls as a living sacrifice unto God. As heavenly dew, He removes our barrenness and fertilizes our lives. O that He would drop from above upon us at this early hour! Such morning dew would be a sweet commencement for the day. As the dove, with wings of peaceful love He broods over His Church and over the souls of believers, and as a Comforter He dispels the cares and doubts which mar the peace of His beloved. He descends upon the chosen as upon the Lord in Jordan, and bears witness to their sonship by working in them a filial spirit by which they cry Abba, Father. As the wind, He brings the breath of life to men; blowing where He listeth He performs the quickening operations by which the spiritual creation is animated and sustained. Would to God, that we might feel His presence this day and every day.

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

11 comments:

Neesie said...

This is like beautiful music.

lady jane said...

Sweet Amens drifting from my heart to heaven. Beautiful...just beautiful, Cathy. Did you write that?

Cathy said...

Heavens no, Lady Jane! I forgot to give Charles Spurgeon the credit.

Cathy said...

First comment is from Maxine, not Neese ~ Thank you, Maxine ~

Neesie said...

Well I am visiting now! Hopefully I will be back more often. :-)
God Bless,
Neesie

Cathy said...

Thanks for the visit, Neese. You are very pretty and sweet.
Blessing,
Cathy

Jodi said...

Amen!

Joyfulsister said...

Thank you for this my dear sister, There is nothing as refreshing as being filled by the spirit of God. I always try to imagine what it would have been like to experience all that happened in the upper room when the Holy spirit came upon each person. it sends chills in spirit just thinking about the power of the holy spirit flowing through everyone there. I like to be reminded of those times in the bible. Thanks for this remider, and thank you Cathy for always being an encouragment to me.
HUgz Lorie

Cathy said...

Thank you for your sweet comment, dear Lorie. ((Hugs)) back ~ Cathy

Sharon said...

I just got through reading this the other day and actually re-read it three or four times. As you continue reading through Acts you will notice that they were filled with the Holy Ghost each time they were about to preach or witness about Christ Jesus. He is truly there for each of us every time we need Him.

Cathy said...

Thanks, Jodi and Sharon. Yes He makes us bold as a lion.