Thursday, March 27, 2014

March 27, 2014 … Holy Spirit, Rain Down

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2014 - Day 86

Devotional Song: Go to this link …  If you’re reading here, I BEG YOU to go to this video link to hear Hillsong, leading in worship, and singing the poignant and powerful song, Holy Spirit, Rain Down, … pleading for God’s Spirit to pour over His worshippers with God’s love, mercy, and grace. Let this beautiful song cleanse and give you God’s love through His Spirit.

Highlight Passage – NKJV: Titus 3: 5 [NKJV] …  
According to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.  
Highlight Passage [Context] – NKJV: Titus 3: 1-11 [NKJV] … Go to this link

Reference Passage #1: John 14: 15-17 [NKJV] …  
15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever — 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.

Reference Passage #2: Ephesians 2: 8-10 [NKJV] …  
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Reference Passage #3: 1st John 1: 9 [NKJV] …  
9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

My Journal for Today: I hope you’ve taken the time to use the song link above and hear the group Hillsong leading in worship as they sing the song Holy Spirit, Rain Down, especially as you take in the attached photo and meditate on the highlight and reference Scriptures which were brought to my consciousness this morning in my quiet time with God.

Oh how we, who are born-again in Christ, need to realize that we’ve been sealed by God’s Spirit and that He dwells in the hearts of all true believers, pouring out His cleansing grace to provide us with His enrichment, encouragement, enlightenment, enablement, and empowerment.  

Do you get all of that?

God’s Spirit is pouring out in the hearts of Christians to do all of the following reminded by Our Daily Bread today … "God’s Holy Spirit gives us access to abundant spiritual life in Christ. When we accept Christ as Lord, God washes our sins away (1st John 1:9) and renews us “by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior” (Titus 3:5-6). And once we know Christ, the Holy Spirit helps us experience God’s love (Rom. 5:5), understand God’s Word (John 14:26), pray (Rom. 8:26), and abound in hope (Rom. 15:13).” 

So, be cleansed and renewed today by God’s Holy Spirit, Who has sealed and sanctified us for what we’ll face today.

My Prayer for Today …Holy Spirit, rain down!!! … Amen

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