FRIDAY MAY 13, 2022.
ENCOUNTERING THE HOLY SPIRIT FOR A DEEPER REVELATION
Scripture Reference: Acts 9:8-22.
Saul had just encountered Jesus on the road to Damascus and as a result, had gone blind. In his blindness, he prayed to God and God sent a disciple named Ananias to pray for him. Part of Ananias’ prayer was for Saul to receive the Holy Spirit (v. 17).
When Saul was prayed for, he received his sight, was strengthened and begun to proclaim God’s word in the synagogue (v. 20). The opening of his eyes physically is a sign of his spiritual awakening. His eyes were opened spiritually to know God more. He received into his spirit, a deeper revelation and knowledge of God and that is what he preached.
He emphasized this in Galatians 1:11-12 where he says “I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.” (NIV)
An encounter with the Holy Spirit opens our eyes so that we get to know God better. This gives us a deeper revelation and insight about God and this knowledge cannot be gotten from anywhere.
Prayer Guide: Touch my eyes, Oh Holy Spirt, to see God and to know Him more.
MEMORY VERSE FOR THIS WEEK:
1 Samuel 10:6 (NIV) – “The Spirit of the LORD will come upon you in power, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person.”