Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD
Monday, October 5th 2020.
“AND THE HOLY GHOST FELL!
(How To Minister To Others Through The Spirit)
TO THE BIBLE:
“While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word.”
Luke tells a beautiful story in Acts 10, of an incredible event which happened in the house of Cornelius, a Roman centurion. He wasn’t saved though he was religious. So, an angel of the Lord appeared to him and instructed him to find Peter, who’d tell him words through which he and his household would be saved (Acts 11:13-14). While Peter was in Cornelius’ house, preaching the Gospel, something extraordinary happened: “…the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word” (Acts 10:44).
Notice the word, “fell”; it’s translated from the Greek “ epipiptō,” which means to fall like rain; an outpouring. It also means to fall upon someone in an embrace. As Peter spoke those gracious words of salvation, the Holy Ghost embraced everyone in Cornelius’ household, and they were all recreated and filled with the Spirit. Hallelujah! This is what happens when we minister through the Spirit; our hearers are enraptured in the Father’s love! They bask in the Spirit’s embrace and get convicted in their hearts for salvation because our words aren’t mere words.
Our testimony of Christ and witness of His salvation is like Peter’s; out of our spirits flow gushers of living water (John 7:38). As such, your words cease to be persuasive words of man’s wisdom, but words delivered in the demonstration of the Spirit and of power. Luke 5:17 shows that there was something in the air whenever Jesus spoke; His words were loaded with divine energy. Glory to God!
God’s power to save, help, deliver and bless is in the Gospel, which you must convey by the power of God’s Spirit. That’s why you must always be filled with the Spirit like Paul admonished in Ephesians 5:18-20. Being filled with the Spirit, His divine glory and presence are transmitted through you in the words that you speak. There and then, faith and a deep conviction are stirred in the hearts of your hearers, leaving salvation, deliverance, and untold blessings in its wake! Hallelujah!
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Ephesians 5:18-21; 1 Corinthians 2:4-5; Acts 1:8 AMPC
Dear Father, I thank you for my words are impregnated with divine power, such that when I speak, my words are life-transforming, bringing conviction to the hearts of sinners, and establishing your divine plans and purposes in the lives of many, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
DAILY BIBLE READING
Philippians 3:12-4:1-3, Isaiah 19-22
John 4:1-9, 1 Kings 10-11
Read and meditate on Luke 5:17, and also practise what’s written in Ephesians 5:18-20 and be filled with the Spirit.