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Acts 1:8a – But when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power. (GNT)

Acts 2:1 – When the day of Pentecost came, all the believers were gathered together in one place. (GNT)

God sent the Holy Spirit to the believers when they were gathering together.

During church services or prayer gatherings, when believers are with one accord, God commands blessings. Even when families are gathering together and they get a chance to call on the name of God, they receive power from God to unite them more than before. They are able to progress in greater love, and mind one another.

Let us not allow our gatherings to be simply leisurely or our meetings to be just a routine. May the church meet with the purpose of being empowered to do wonders and to have power to reach many. Families of believers should meet with the purpose of letting the Word of God be the centre of everything they do. This will change the family and the community, and eventually the nations, and the entire world.

Acts 2:17a – This is what I will do in the last days, God says: I will pour out my Spirit on everyone. (GNT)

The power of God through the Holy Spirit brings changes in our way of living and our culture, combatting hatred and racism. God does not show discrimination, but pours out the Holy Spirit on all those who gather together with a purpose and with one accord. He is able to liberate family members from alcoholism, drug addiction, and evils antagonizing people in the world in which we are living today.

The Holy Spirit of God is still at work, even today. The only problem is that believers have declined the purpose of meeting. Let us make use of our gatherings and pray, sharing the Word of God when we meet. We will change our families, friends, workmates, school mates, and then the entire world.

May Almighty God bring our nations again into the power of the Holy Spirit.

Prayer: Almighty God, pour out the power of the Holy Spirit onto Your people. May Your Holy Spirit give us power again to change our lives. May our families, our churches, and the nations change to be better than before. God, restore us again; give us power that the sick may be healed and the lives of those struggling in different ways may be changed. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, we pray. Amen.

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  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Thanks for the challenge, John.

    Thank you, John, for this encouraging and convicting message.

    I too am so glad to know the Holy Spirit! Thank you for sharing John.

    Thank you, John. Praying all our churches will be more fervent.

    Good Morning, John
    I appreciate the perspective you took about the Holy Spirit in the midst of any size group. This opened my eyes in a new way. The applications you used are very helpful.

    Hello John
    Thank you for this devotional. I too pray the Holy Spirit will be poured out over nations. I get excited about what happened in the book of Acts. Since God is no respecter of persons, I pray and believe this could happen again!!!
    God bless.

    Greetings John,
    Thank you for submitting this poignant devotional. Yes, what a pleasant world we would have if all nations would come together seeking the direction of the Holy Spirit. May this be our fervent prayer each day.
    Blessings to you.

    Hi John:
    Keep up the great work you are doing for God. Keep writing and speaking out. No more stone-cold faces until service is over. I want to see people praising our God, asking for the Holy Spirit to fill them up so that God can use us to His glory.
    May He bless you and use you for much great work.
    Thank you, John.

    This is the very message I’ve been trying to get across to the people (ministers included) in my church, for years!!! I don’t understand why they don’t understand. It seems that they all believe that ‘believing’ and ‘following’ takes care of everything!!! I’m so frustrated but have been feeling that perhaps I am the one who has been wrong. After reading your words this morning, I am on the cusp of something new!!! Thank you so much!!!

    John, this is a fitting message! Thanks for sharing.

    Dear John Nyagah,
    Thank you for informing us and challenging us to faith and life in the power of God’s Holy Spirit.
    Keep writing.

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