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Listen while you read: "Holy Spirit Truth Divine"1 (Lyrics)
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.