Moved By The Holy Ghost
Revival Series Devotional for Tuesday January 31st 2017
For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man, but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 2 Peter 1:21
Back in the days when every word and deed mattered, those who were used of God to speak in detail of things to come, were men of excellent character. The prophecies in which the entire world dissect to this present moment, and examine under extreme scrutiny, were spoken by mortal men. There was something different about these men though, they spoke what they saw in visions or as they were directed. In short, they spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
At the new birth, the Holy Spirit comes to live inside us. We have God on the inside of us! The Holy Spirit empowers us to fulfill His purpose. Why is it then that most of the time it seems God is not moving us? It is mostly because we do not live our lives with a commitment that we can hear the Spirit of God speaking. If we are engaging in sin, then we will walk in spiritual blindness and spiritual deafness. The Holy Spirit will be deeply grieved. Is the Holy Spirit moving within you, or is He grieving within you?
These Holy men spake. These were men of character and commitment. While the majority of the religious world will reject this truth, it is clear that the Lord uses separated men and women. Those who have forsaken their sinful life and turned to Jesus for new life. Because of this, the Spirit of God will move upon us.
Once the Holy Spirit moves you, God’s purpose can be fulfilled in your life to touch others. People will be saved, delivered, healed and set free. O how the world needs to see a people moved by the Holy Ghost! Is the Spirit of God moving powerfully within your life today? If not, He definitely desires to. God desires to reach people through you. We can go through the religious motions, but we will accomplish nothing without the Holy Ghost. True change only comes through the power of God. Will you adjust your life and allow the Holy Ghost to move you?
Your Call to Action:
Take some time and examine your commitment to the Lord. How are you treating sin? Are you allowing sin to remain or are you forsaking it? Is God really number one in your life? Have you allowed something else to take your focus off of the Lord? How do you value your calling the Lord’s service? Spend some time in prayer and ask the Lord to show you any areas of your life you need to recommit to Him. Once sin is dealt with and living for God is your most important desire, the fire of God will return. The Holy Spirit will begin to move again within you.