God's Holy Fire: 'Spirit Vision'

Thursday, September 19, 2019

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The Spirit lifted me [Ezekiel] up and brought me to the exiles in Babylonia in the vision given by the Spirit of God.
— Ezekiel 11:24 NIV

Key Thought

Through the work of the Holy Spirit, God will get his messengers to the places they need to be — both physically and spiritually. He will give them the words to say. He will empower them and make them bold. So what is our part in this mysterious work of God's grace?
  1. We need to trust that God will provide the leaders we need and give them sound words to say.
  2. We need to respond to their message with obedience and reverence for God's scriptures.
  3. We need to seek the Spirit's help in using our gifts to serve in God's work of bringing his kingdom-reign.
God has always provided what his people needed and continues to do so, so let's open our hearts to God's work through the Holy Spirit.

Today's Prayer

God of all grace, I know that you supply every gift that your church family has. Help me to find my gifts, use them, and bless others through them, and may my use of these gifts bring you glory. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Illustration

Illustration of Ezekiel 11:24 NIV — The Spirit lifted me [Ezekiel] up and brought me to the exiles in Babylonia in the vision given by the Spirit of God.

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About This Devotional

God's Holy Fire is a daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

The Thoughts and Prayer for God's Holy Fire are written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide.

Scripture quotations marked MESSAGE are taken from THE MESSAGE, copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. Used by permission of NavPress. All rights reserved. Represented by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.