THE SPIRIT RELEASES POTENTIALS – By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memory Verse: Acts 1:8:“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.”
Read: Judges 6:19-21
Judges 6:19-21:“And Gideon went in, and made ready a kid, and unleavened cakes of an ephah of flour: the flesh he put in a basket, and he put the broth in a pot, and brought it out unto him under the oak, and presented it. And the angel of God said unto him, Take the flesh and the unleavened cakes, and lay them upon this rock, and pour out the broth. And he did so. Then the angel of the LORD put forth the end of the staff that was in his hand, and touched the flesh and the unleavened cakes; and there rose up fire out of the rock, and consumed the flesh and the unleavened cakes. Then the angel of the LORD departed out of his sight.”
The Holy Spirit is often symbolised by fire. In Judges 6:19-21, when Gideon offered an angel of God a meal, he was asked to package it in a basket and place it on a rock. Thereafter, the angel touched it with his staff and fire came. Inside every wood is the potential of a fire, which is why it is called firewood. But if the wood does not contact fire, it would die and rot away like any ordinary wood. This simply tells us that inside every Christian, there is the potential of becoming man or woman of God.
When Jesus borrowed Peter’s boat and taught the people from it, He afterwards gave him a boat-sinking catch of fishes. He then told him he would become a fisher of men from that day (Luke 5:1-11). Yet, for the next three years, Peter did not manifest in a dynamic way the potential to win souls that was in the inside of him. However, on the day of Pentecost, when he came in contact with the fire, the potential which had been buried within him for three years suddenly erupted. He preached a single sermon and won 3000 souls! (Acts 2:41). You are not on earth by accident because with God there are no accidents. God did not create you just to eat, drink, go to work, return from work or school, play, go to church, and shout Hallelujah! Your life is more than that! God has a purpose for creating you. There is a destiny in you that must be fulfilled. That potential in you must be fully exploited for the Lord. But, have you contacted the fire that can release your hidden potential? Have you contacted the Holy Spirit who alone can unearth your buried destiny? Draw closer to the Spirit of Grace today and you will fulfill your destiny. There is a user of this Devotional, who has been worried over how to fulfill glorious destiny God had earlier spoken of. Just draw closer to the Holy Spirit and obey him completely and your destiny will be released.
- Holy Spirit, as I draw closer to you this period, release my destiny from where it has been buried.
Bible in one year: Psalm 114-118