26 January 2014
Wesley Methodist Church Singapore
Rev Wendy Watson.
was very ill
But also a time of blessing:
prayer in action:
felt lifted up
protected by a shield
presence of God.
There is something about prayer that can be experienced in the body of Christ.
We are walking temples of God.
Name of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus infused the disciples as he said
"Receive the Holy Spirit".
Everything Jesus did was linked to the Holy Spirit.
conception (Matt 1:18)
baptism (Matt 3:16)
temptation (Matt 4:1)
his ministry (Luke 4:14, 18).
So too we need power of Holy Spirit.
Without which we can not be patient.
Without which we can not know God's presence.
(Joel 2/ Acts 2)
Holy Spirit was promised
And did pour out on God's people.
We must position our heart.
We must position ourselves geographically.
We house the Holy Spirit.
We are temples of Holy Spirit.
We are hosts of Holy Spirit.
We must nurture Holy Spirit.
Set aside time for for worship
set aside place for worship.
There is Power and Authority from the Holy Spirit.
We are authorized and empowered to say "Rise up, in Jesus Name".
We are authorized and empowered to
in Jesus's name.
Just as police might say "Stop in the name of the law"
We can say "Stop, in the Name of Jesus".
Empowerment by Holy Spirit enables you to do what God wants you to do.
But it is positioning as Body of Christ.
To Meditate on The Word.
to dialogue with God
to meet the Living God
to meet the risen Christ.
To hear Him say,
"I love you,"
"You have a special purpose life."
To prepare for this it will be good to position yourself
a special sacred place:
and also in your heart.
To get Holy Spirit all you need to do is ask.
Put aside striving to do things in our own human strength.
You can not achieve it.
Put that aside.
Do all in the power of the Holy Spirit.