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30th March 2022


The Great Gift of the Holy Spirit

We are anointed by God in the Holy Spirit through Christ who is the anointed & holy one,
God is the God of abundance & so He pours out the Spirit freely & liberally.
We have been richly & abundantly blessed & resourced with the great gift of the Holy Spirit.
The grace & generosity of our Heavenly Father is without limit or measure – Hallelujah!


But when the kindness and the love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us,
through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour,
that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Titus 3:4-7


As the Holy Spirit is abundantly poured out on us through Jesus He washes us & cleanses us.
Through God’s grace & mercy we are regenerated & renewed. The life of God revives us as the image of God is renewed in us.
We are born again (John 3:5-8) into the Kingdom of God as New Creations (2 Corinthians 5:17).
The new humanity ‘In Christ’ richly & abundantly resourced through the Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is also the seal (guarantee) of our inheritance (Ephesians 1:13).
He is the down payment on God’s promise that we will be co-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17; Galatians 3:29).
All that Christ inherits He will share with us His brothers & sisters.
The Holy Spirit maintains this great hope & promise strong & secure in us.
The Spirit of God is a powerful resource that we must not neglect.
He brings the abundant presence, power & promise of God to us
He therefore needs our constant awareness & full attention.

The Spirit is abundantly poured out upon the people of God for a number of reasons:

  • to resurrect them to eternal life & to conform them to the image of Christ
  • to bring God’s power & presence now & empower them for service
  • to guarantee the promise & future inheritance of the children of God
  • to abundantly anoint them for Kingdom words, works & wonders
    Wow what a mighty gift, wonderful resource & amazing friend & companion.
    May we be ever ready to be led, filled & empowered by, & in, the abundant Spirit.

For Reflection

  • In what ways am I aware of the Holy Spirit in my life?
  • Where & how do I pay attention to the Holy Spirit?
  • Meditate on the Holy Spirit being poured out abundantly.

A song related to this theme:

Prayer

Heavenly Father,
We thank You for the great gift of Your Holy Spirit,
The Spirit of abundance.
Thank you that You have freely & liberally poured Him out on us.
May He lead us, fill us & empower us as He leads us in the ways of Christ.
This we ask in the mighty Name of Jesus,
Amen

Written by Gareth Jones

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