God's Holy Fire: 'Then You Will Know!'

Sunday, September 30, 2018

[God said through Ezekiel to the Israelites in exile,] "I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD."
— Ezekiel 37:14 NIV

Key Thought

Just as for the Israelites in exile, the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2) brought new life. The Spirit also brought us new life in our own conversion (Acts 2:38-39; Titus 3:3-7). God promised to fill us with himself, his Holy Presence, the Spirit. He keeps his word. The gift of the Spirit is an ongoing reminder that the LORD has spoken and has sent the Spirit as he said, for our good and out of his grace.

Today's Prayer

Almighty LORD, Father of mercy and God of all grace, thank you for filling me with your Spirit to remind me that you have spoken and that you have kept your word to us. Give me a deep appreciation of your promises and a passionate anticipation of their fulfillment. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Illustration

Illustration of Ezekiel 37:14 NIV — "I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD."

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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.

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