Spirit & Life Devotional
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
“Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man.” I Samuel 10:6 NKJV
When a man receives the Holy Spirit he is immediately changed, beginning from his inner man. Those who knew him before can tell that he’s not the same man. It shouldn’t be surprising; how can a man receive God into his body of clay and remain the same? It’s impossible!
When Peter and John stood before the Pharisees, the Bible says that “they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, and they marveled.” What happened to them? It wasn’t just because they were with Jesus; remember that Peter denied Jesus thrice after being with Jesus for three years; Peter and John were changed the moment they received the Holy Spirit!
And it’s not a one time thing! 2 Corinthians 3:18 says, “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” Hallelujah! We’re talking about a continuous transformation: everyday, we’re getting bolder, wiser, stronger, more powerful, more knowledgeable, more loving; we are becoming more and more like Him! They think that they have known all about us: hahaha!