Sunday Supernaturally: Spirit and Power

Does God lavish His Spirit on you and work miracles among you because you practice the law, or because you hear and believe?

Galatians 3:5 BSB

There are times described in Scripture when the Spirit of God comes in a special, tangible way. At Pentecost, Peter quoted from the Prophet Joel, saying that the Spirit was being “poured out.”  Don’t you love that imagery? A deluge from Heaven that soaks the earth sounds wonderful! How about in Acts 10 when Peter is preaching at Cornelius’s house and the Spirit “fell” upon the gentile audience? Holy Spirit, fall!

In Galatians, Paul refers to 2 things God does “among you.” That means these are things that happen on an ongoing basis. He didn’t use the past tense.  He used the continuing present tense. The Galatians were accustomed to having the Spirit “lavished” on them, seeing miracles. We are supposed to have an ongoing experience of Holy Spirit presence and miracle-working power. When we gather today, let’s not settle for just a sweet song and an encouraging homily.   Let’s press in, expecting the Spirit and power to be poured out, to fall among us.  All it takes is that we hear and believe. Come expecting.

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