Day 8—Jan 14, 2018

 

People not only were healed when he prayed for them, they just seemed to get well when they were near him.

PETER’S SHADOW RELEASED the Presence of the One Who overshadowed him. This apostle lived from a place where having the Spirit dwelling within him was glorious, yes, but not enough. He desired to walk in a dimension where this Presence Who indwelt him also rested upon him and changed the environment around him. This is why Peter’s very shadow was charged with supernatural healing power. This same reality is available to you because you have access to the same Holy Spirit Peter had access to. The challenge: Will you take the steps that Peter did to make this transition? All believers have the Holy Spirit living within them. He makes salvation possible and is the gift we receive when we are born again. However, there is a difference between living with the Spirit dwelling within us and walking with His empowering Presence resting upon us.

 

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

ACTS 5: 15

 

STORY

D.L. Moody: Experiencing the Baptism of Fire

IT WAS SOME months later, while walking the streets of New York, that Dwight L. Moody finally experienced the breakthrough for which he and Sarah Cooke had been praying together. It was shortly before his second and most important trip to England. R.A. Torrey had this to say about this significant advance in Moody’s life: Not long after, one day on his way to England, he was walking up Wall Street in New York; (Mr. Moody very seldom told this and I almost hesitate to tell it) and in the midst of the bustle and hurry of that city his prayer was answered; the power of God fell upon him as he walked up the street and he had to hurry off to the house of a friend and ask that he might have a room by himself, and in that room he stayed alone for hours; and the Holy Ghost came upon him, filling his soul with such joy that at last he had to ask God to withhold His hand, lest he die on the spot from very joy. He went out from that place with the power of the Holy Ghost upon him, and when he got to London the power of God wrought through him mightily in North London, and hundreds were added to the churches; and that was what led to his being invited over to the wonderful campaign that followed in later years.

 

PRAYER

Holy Spirit, I cry out for more. I know You live inside of me. I ask, please show me what it looks like to live with Your Presence and power resting upon me. Your Presence is overwhelming, Holy Spirit. Thank You, Lord, for creating me in such a way that I am built to carry and contain Your Presence. Even though there are moments when I don’t feel like I can withstand an increase, You have designed me to be Your temple. I am filled with Your glory so I can freely release it through my life.

 

WHAT IS FATHER SAYING TO ME TODAY?