The Holy Spirit Still Descends Today
The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:1-4 New International Version (NIV)
Pentecost (this year celebrated on June 4) is an experience for today. Every believer can and should be baptized in the Holy Spirit and should receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. This is not the goal, but instead is a gateway to living a powerful and effective life for the glory of the Kingdom.
Being empowered by the Holy Spirit enables the believer to operate “above and beyond” what can be done in human strength. (Zechariah 4:6 – So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.) It is the spirit of God, the Holy Spirit, who makes what we do to be blessed or anointed.
Wherever there is an awareness and acceptance of the Spirit’s ministry, people are being saved, people are being filled, people are being delivered, and the need of people are being met. Can there be any doubt that with the condition the world is in now that the infilling of the Holy Spirit is needed?
Believers, call upon Him today. He is ready, willing, and more than able to descend upon you and empower you to live the Christian life you were made to live.
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, may we be open and sensitive to all that you have for us. We ask this in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen