ACTIVATING THE SPIRIT
MAIN TEXT: Zechariah 4:6
Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.*
John 5:6-7 (NIV)
When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him,“Do you want to get well?”,“Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me
In John chapter 5, a story is told of a sick man at the pool of Bethesda who had been there for Thirty-eight years. When Jesus met him and asked him *“Wilt thou be made whole?* The impotent man answered Him, *Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.” (V 6-7).* The pool has healing powers but these powers only become potent when the pool is stirred and activated. Since the death and resurrection of Christ and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the pool of the Spirit is no longer outside us. That River whose streams make glad the city of God is now within us according to Christ in John7:38.
If you desire to see the manifestation of the grace and power of God upon your life, then stir it up. Apostle Paul admonished Timothy in *2 Timothy 1:6,“…to stir up the gift of God which is in you…”* Another way to activate the Spirit within us is through *Praise and Worship.* Worship is not an ordinary activity or act but one that touches the heart of God and releases His Glory. Praise and worship stir up the manifestation of the Spirit.
Pure and spiritual worship has the capacity to not just create the enabling atmosphere for the prophetic; it electrifies the Spirit upon you for the miraculous and for maximum impact in life. And once the Spirit on you is activated, you are turned to another man.
SHUT AWAY EVERY FORM OF DISTRACTION AND ENGAGE IN AT LEAST 30 MINUTES OF PURE AND SPIRITUAL WORSHIP.
Prayer: Let the ocean of God’s anointing overflow upon my life in Jesus’ name.BY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: firstname.lastname@example.org.