Daily Devotional for Friday May 17, 2019

Scripture:

Acts 19:2 “He said to them, ‘Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?’ And they said to him, ‘No, we have not even heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.’” (NASB)

Observation:

Adapted from Men’s Ministries “50 Days for Fire” series, lesson 3: Holy Spirit in 3D.

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It was during a training exercise that the officer in charge asked us if we had heard about positive pressure ventilation. The crew and I had not heard of the new PPV techniques when we were in rookie school, so we were anxious to hear all about it. The scripture reading speaks about Paul meeting with some people and asking a simple question regarding the Holy Spirit. The crew and I knew about ventilation but not about the PPV system, so we needed to learn more about it. At some point in our walk with Christ, we may have heard about the Holy Spirit and the power available to us, but I wonder if we need to learn more. In the Discipleship Resource entitled “50 Days of Fire” there is a lesson entitled “Holy Spirit in 3D” where we learn how D. L. Moody learned how the prayer of a few women made the Holy Spirit come alive within him. As the crew and I finished the lesson on PPV, we learned just how valuable it was to clear the smoke and heat out of a fire building and were anxious to put it into practice. I wonder if we have the same expectance when it comes to receiving the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives? Peace, tom

Application:

What have you heard about the Holy Spirit?

What does it mean to you to be baptized by the Holy Spirit?

How has receiving the Holy Spirit changed your life?

Get together with a small group of men and go over the lessons entitled “50 Days of Fire” found at men.ag.org.

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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