SATURDAY, JULY 1
Scripture: Acts 3:19-21, Jude 20
Smith Wigglesworth, one of God’s giants of the faith, said, “If the Holy Spirit doesn’t move me, I move the Spirit.” It sounds arrogant but is there only one biblical foundation? Can praying in the Spirit initiate Holy Spirit action? Jude 20 states, “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,…” At the minimum, we have a Holy Spirit generator! We give the Holy Spirit the opportunity to open our eyes to deeper truths. Acts 3:19-21 states, “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.” When we build ourselves up in our most holy faith anything can happen! It seems that we are called to repent so that a conversion can take place and times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord. That restoration is something we are told that God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began. Did the prophets all say the same things or did they say different things? What did they all say about the winding up of the age, the end-times and the great harvest? What did the prophets say? It is a mystery that needs to be prayed out! It’s unlikely they all said exactly the same thing and more likely they each had different parts and pieces. Why does Peter say, “…which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.” That seems to be something that needs further definition.