January 11, 2018: SOAP #2961:  Genesis 27-28; Psalm 4; Luke 11 Scripture:  Luke (NIV) 11:13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Observation:    Our Heavenly Father Who 'gave His [...]

January 11, 2018: SOAP #2961:  Genesis 27-28; Psalm 4; Luke 11

Scripture:  Luke (NIV) 11:13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Observation:    Our Heavenly Father Who 'gave His only begotten Son' (John 3:15) will also 'give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!'   What great gifts!   Neither can be earned, but both must be requested.   They are requested and received in faith that the Promiser will keep His word!

This is the same Holy Spirit that came upon Jesus when He was baptized in water.   This is the same Holy Spirit that anointed Jesus for His ministry.   It is an amazing thought, but it is true!   And my Heavenly Father is more willing to give me this same Holy Spirit than I am to give good gifts to my son.

Application:    Can anything be too much to give to God who has given so much for and to me?

Prayer:     Heavenly Father, what a privilege to be led by the same Holy Spirit that anointed Your Son, Jesus and directed His ministry.   I pray that I am quick to recognize your voice, and quick to obey.   May I be easy to lead.    Amen

Pastor Leon
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