THE WORD SIROCCO
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Month Theme: For This Purpose
Topic: Humanness Overshadowed
Scripture Reading: Philippians 2:1-11
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
It was imperative for Jesus Christ to have the Holy Ghost upon Him, because He “was made in the likeness of men and found in fashion as a man” (Philippians 2:5-11). He could only fulfil His purpose through the overwhelming influence of the Holy Ghost.
Jesus Christ being made in the likeness of men, was a partaker of human weaknesses though He did not sin (Hebrews 2:14). He was subject to pain, hunger, discouragement and death. The Holy Ghost was upon Him to empower Him to overcome human frailty to do God’s will (Luke 4:18-19). You cannot fulfil God’s purpose for your life through any other means. When the Spirit of the Lord is upon you, your fears and weaknesses are overshadowed.
Jesus Christ was empowered by the Holy Ghost to set the example for you. As the captain of your salvation, He shows you how to live victoriously through the power of the Holy Ghost. You can’t destroy the works of the devil in your flesh. You can’t do God’s will with your wisdom and strength. Your humanness is not at the devil’s level of operation. Your flesh can’t faithfully execute God’s plans.
Prayer: Pray and ask the Holy Ghost to overshadow your humanness as you pursue God’s purpose for your life.
“For This Purpose” by Eastwood Anaba
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