God's Holy Fire: 'The Spirit Is Sent to the Earth'

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Then [John] saw a Lamb that looked as if it had been slaughtered, but it was now standing between the throne and the four living beings and among the twenty-four elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which represent the sevenfold Spirit of God that is sent out into every part of the earth.
— Revelation 5:6 NLT

Key Thought

God's presence is made available in all places on earth through the Holy Spirit. If we pause and think of the magnitude of this simple statement, we are dumbfounded. Gather in the implications of this thought: God's presence is available everywhere to everyone — it's available for billions of people, over millions of square miles, and across an incredible diversity of races, cultures, peoples, and nations. In realizing our insignificant size in the whole of the universe, we are dumbstruck by a realization of God's indescribable vastness and also his most loving intentions demonstrated through the sacrifice of Jesus. Every part of the earth is the habitation of the Holy One through the presence of the Holy Spirit. Jesus came and gave himself so that we could be invited into fellowship with God and with each other through the gift of the Holy Spirit. We should be awed, amazed, and appreciative of being so sacrificially loved and wanted by the Creator of the universe!

Today's Prayer

Almighty God — whom I know as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — forgive me for the times I forget just how big you are and yet how much you love me. In a universe so vast, you love me personally. In sending Jesus, you have loved me at great cost to yourself. As your child through new birth, I know you love me by living in me through your Spirit. Thank you. Praise you. I can never repay you, but I can adore you. In Jesus' name, I praise and thank you even though you are far beyond my ability to comprehend. Amen.

Illustration

Illustration of Revelation 5:6 NLT —  He had seven horns and seven eyes, which represent the sevenfold Spirit of God that is sent out into every part of the earth.

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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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