The Daily Word: Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness… – Lk 4:1
Jesus is God. He and the Holy Spirit are One! Yet Scripture says even Jesus was, “filled with the Holy Spirit.” He had an interaction – an encounter – with the presence of God that changed His life forever:
“And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, ‘You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.’ ” – Lk 3:22
Before He was “filled with the Holy Spirit,” Jesus did not perform a single miracle. Yet after He was “filled,” He healed, delivered, and saved everywhere He went.
My suggestion to you is this: if even Jesus – the very Son of God – had to be “filled with the Holy Spirit” to live the life God destined Him to lead, how much more do you?
Father, fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Cover me with Your presence! I know Your Holy Spirit lives in me; and now I’m asking Him to fill me like never before, in Jesus’ name!
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