Saturday, June 3, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - God's Great Promise to The Fathers





Saturday June 3

Bible Reading:     Joel 2: 28 - 32
Topic:         God's Great Promise To The Fathers

Prophet Joel ministered when King Joash reigned (835 - 794 BC) and Judah was then in the grip of sin and rebellion against God.

In the midst of it, God promised and Joel prophesied restoration to Judah and indeed an outpouring of the Holy Spirit that was going to be literally fulfilled several hundred years later.

This prophecy was primarily for the Israelites then, it now applies to all believers.

Peter referred to the prophecy on the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was poured out in no small measure on the Apostles and others with them.

We live in the end times when God's great promise to pour His Spirit has happened.

The problem is how many today have availed themselves of this great promise of God? It has been fulfilled to the full.

Old men have profound dreams and young men have caught great and fresh visions. In our day, some old men have continued to bear fruit in ripe old age as the Psalmist had prayed in Psalm 92:14a.

Young men are you seeing visions of the things God has placed before you? or is someone deceiving or distracting you?

Be reminded that God hasn't stopped waiting for you to turn over your lives to Him.

The Holy Spirit He promised to pour upon all in our day starting from the day of Pentecost in Jerusalem remains yours too. If only you will ask and believe, God to give you.

Prayer
Open my heart to believe and trust you O God to give Your promised Holy Spirit to me in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Memory Verse             Joel 2: 28
"And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My Spirit upon ALL flesh; and your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions."

Source:     The Daily Fountain 2017
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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