Daily Bible Reading: Luke 24:36 – 53
Verse of the Day: Luke 24:49 – “And behold, I send forth the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city, until ye be clothed with power from on high.”
In the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit came upon a person to accomplish God’s work, and then would depart. However, the prophets Joel (2:28) and Jeremiah (31:31-33) spoke of a future day when the Holy Spirit of God would come and stay with His people. This would be fulfilled on the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit would baptize the believers, and stay with them. Peter referred to this as the beginning (Acts 11:15) because from that moment on, whenever a person received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Master, they received the Holy Ghost as a promise of God’s salvation fulfillment in their lives. He would come into their life and stay until they were changed before God in Heaven. What a great promise for them, and even more for us today.
Prayer: Holy Spirit, I am so glad that You live in me, may I release and let You have the control of my life every moment. Amen.