Thursday, October 8, 2009
DAY 50 - Sent By The Holy Spirit
Today’s Reading: Mark 1
(Please read Mark 1: 1 – 45 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from this blog. You may click this link directly for the method: Subject Shifting Devotion.pdf . (You may begin with a song to praise the Lord and complete you devotion by singing another praise song.)
Please click the links below to Mark 1:
At once the Spirit sent him out into the desert. Mark 1:12
I was a little bit shocked when Jesus led me to meditate on Mark 1: 12. The Holy Spirit sent Jesus to a place! Did the Holy Spirit send Jesus to the solitary place in Mark 1: 35 to pray too? I think the Holy Spirit did send Jesus to that place.
What I received today is a Jesus pattern that we have to follow and live out. Without that nothing can be accomplished. The pattern is:
1. Baptized by the Holy Spirit (Mark 1: 8, 10)
2. Sent by the Holy Spirit (Mark 1: 12, 35)
3. Tempted by Satan (Mark 1: 13)
4. Protected by the Holy Spirit (Mark1: 10)
5. Minister by the angels (Mark 1: 13)
If we have not been baptized by the Holy Spirit, then we will not be sent by the Holy Spirit to a designated place to be tempted. Which means that, no matter what, we are going to be tempted anyhow. So, whether you face only no. 3 alone or to have the whole sequence, following Jesus' example is your own choice.
To make an example using the building up of the habit of daily devotion:
1. Baptized by the Holy Spirit(Baptized by the Holy Spirit should be a one time experience and the filling of the Holy Spirit could be daily. I was baptized by the Holy Spirit in 1996. Have you been baptized by the Holy Spirit yet?)
2. Sent by the Holy Spirit to be with the Heavenly Father daily just like Jesus did.
3. Tempted by Satan of various distractions like too busy, games, computer, work…etc.
4. Protected by the Holy Spirit to win over those temptations.
5. Minister by the angels of receiving peace, comfort, confirmation, energy…
May be it’s time for you to pray to the Holy Spirit to be baptized by Him if you have not been baptized by Him yet. Trust me, just pray, ask and you will receive! If you have been baptized by the Holy Spirit, then pray for the Holy Spirit to fill you that you can live through this Jesus pattern often.
Dear Holy Spirit,
Come and fill me, send me, protect me and comfort me. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
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