OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. SUNDAY 12 APRIL 2015. THEME : WHEN THE FIRE FALLS 11.

lamp-light1 MEMORISE : And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were
assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they
spake the word of God with boldness. ACTS 4 : 31.

READ : ACTS 2 : 1 – 4.
1 AND when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord
in one place.
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind,
and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon
each of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other
tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : JOSHUA 8 : 30 – 10 : 15 AND MATTHEW 19 : 13 – 30.

Many Christians are frustrated, defeated and fruitless. Many of them are
wallowing in spiritual poverty and helplessness because they are unaware of
the power behind their calling. The wonderful truth is: every Christian has the
potential to live supernaturally. The Holy Spirit is the Commander-in-Chief of
the army of Christ. He is the enabler of revival, evangelism and every other
Christian endeavour. The Holy Spirit is the secret of the supernatural – the
secret behind healing, miracles and every other spiritual gift. Beyond
experiencing salvation and sanctification, the Lord wants to take you further
with the fire of the Holy Spirit. He said in Acts 1 : 8 that :
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye
shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria,
and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

In the days after I receive Christ into my heart, I desired to pray but I found
it very difficult until the Holy Spirit came upon me. The power of God took over
my life and I joined the league of those who could pray non-stop for hours.
In the days of the early church, Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, came to Peter
and lied to him about how much they sold a parcel of land. Peter was not with
them when they sold the land. However, through the Holy Spirit, he knew that
they were telling lies. He confronted them for attempting to deceive the Holy
Spirit, and this led to their death. When you have the Holy Spirit, you will
succeed in your business. He will tell you what to buy and what not to buy. He
will tell you things to come. He will show you those who are false friends
pretending to be real. He will reveal to you those who are committed to seeing
you fail. When you are a carrier of this fire, you will accomplish great things in
your life within a short time. No matter how long a period of dryness will come
to an end and your rainy season will emerge. The presence of the divine fire in
your life is a confirmation of the fact that you have entered your season of
breakthrough. Divine fire announces the presence of the Almighty. God has
promised to surround you with the type of fire which the enemy cannot
penetrate. When this happens, enemies whether hidden or visible, will be
prevented from causing you any form of havoc or harm ( Job 1 : 10 ).

PRAYER POINT :
Father, set my life ablaze with the Holy Spirit’s fire and quicken me in the
Name of Jesus.

AUTHOR : Pst. E . A ADEBOYE.

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