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Everyone Can Receive God’s Power

‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.

Acts 2:17

Battle Drill Daily Devotional

Read Acts 2:14-41.

Have you ever looked at someone so filled with the Holy Spirit and wished it was you?

Perhaps you’ve watched them confidently share their testimony with a stranger or preach a powerful sermon or show love to someone who seemed unlovable, and wished you could do the same.

The promise of Pentecost is that everyone – you included – can be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. Moses had yearned for God to put his Spirit on everyone (Numbers 11:29) but the prophet Joel made it plain that God’s timing was that this would occur only “in the last days.”

Peter proclaims that the “last days” are here now. They are the days between Jesus’ first coming at Christmas and his second coming when he returns to bring a new heaven and a new earth. In these last days, at Pentecost, God’s Holy Spirit was released throughout the entire world to everyone – men, women, sons, daughters, Jews and Gentiles. Everyone can receive the Holy Spirit!

The question is, have you? If you haven’t, then invite him in today. If you have but you feel you need a fresh infilling of his power and might, invite him in today.

Come, Holy Spirit, thou guest of the soul,
Make thine abode in me;
Bring in the calm thy sweet presence bestows,
Let me thy temple be.
Come to my heart today,
Come to my heart today,
Rekindle the glow and the glory bestow,
Come to my heart today.

Come, Holy Spirit, companion divine,
Walk with me in life’s way;
By thy rich fellowship confidence give,
Walk thou with me today.
Walk thou with me today,
Walk thou with me today,
Rekindle the glow and the glory bestow,
Walk thou with me today.

Come, Holy Spirit, thy guidance we crave;
Speak out thy will we pray;
We would be sensitive to thy control;
Speak to our hearts today.
Speak to our hearts today,
Speak to our hearts today,
Rekindle the glow and the glory bestow,
Speak to our hearts today.

Albert Mingay (1904-2002)
© The General of The Salvation Army.

Used By Permission. CCL Licence No. 30158
Copied from The Song Book of The Salvation Army
Song Number 318

Think It Over

Think about the following:

  • What is the closest you have ever come to experiencing the special empowerment of the Holy Spirit in your life?

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