“Then, after doing all those things, I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions. In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on servants—men and women alike.”
Joel 2:28-29 NLT
An airplane usually has at least two passenger cabins: first class, which is the exclusive one for higher-paying passengers, and then the economy, for “regular” passengers. These are Christians who believe that the Spirit and His manifestations are like first-class plane tickets, only available to some select few in the body of Christ, and this isn’t true.
Our anchor scripture is a prophecy by Joel about the coming of the Holy Spirit, how God went to the extra length to show that no people group would be left out. Male or female, young or old, poor or rich, everyone that believed was going to receive the Holy Spirit and could walk in all His manifestations.
Jesus put it this way:
“These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages. They will be able to handle the snake’s safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed.”
Mark 16:17-18 NLT
Do you believe the gospel? Then you can cast out demons, heal the sick and speak in other tongues. God doesn’t exempt you, why exempt yourself?
It is important you know this because you have a ministry, and you are a supplying joint (Ephesians 4:12, 16). God wants to use you to edify other believers, and perform signs and wonders, so unbelievers can believe the Gospel. He wishes to show you visions of the future and lead you every day of your life. Don’t limit yourself, God intends to do great things through you.
So activate the gifts of the Spirit in your life today by studying about them. Learn what the Bible says about the gifts of the Spirit, and stir up your faith by listening to sermons on them.
Secondly, surround yourself with people that are already walking in these gifts. Sight is crucial in the realm of the Spirit. When you see someone doing what you’re meant to do, it stirs you up. Just like Saul prophesied when he was in the company of prophets (1 Samuel 10:10), your company can stir the expressions of the gifts of the Spirit in you.
Finally, step out in faith and walk in the manifestations of the Spirit. If someone is sick around you, lay your hands on them. If you have a nudge in your spirit, pray about it and follow it.
As you step out today, remember that you are not left out, God wants to make a name for Himself through your life.
Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 19:1-10, Titus 1:10-16, Proverbs 14:19-35, Nehemiah 13