WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7

The Outpouring of the Spirit.

SCRIPTURE: Acts 1:1-4- And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all
filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak, as the Spirit gave them utterance.’


In the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the work of Christ culminates. The adorable mystery of
the Incarnation in Bethlehem, the great Redemption accomplished on Calvary, the revelation
of Christ as the Son of God in the power of the Eternal Life by the Resurrection, His entrance
into glory in the Ascension–these are all preliminary stages; their goal and their crown were
the coming down of the Holy Spirit. As Pentecost is the last, it is the greatest of the Christian
feasts; in it, the others find their realization and their fulfillment. It is because the Church has
hardly acknowledged this and has not seen that the glory of Pentecost is the highest glory of
the Father and the Son, that the Holy Spirit has not yet been able to reveal and glorify the Son
in her as He fain would. Let us see if we can realize what Pentecost means.

TUESDAY DECEMBER 6

We are Witnesses of God’s Presence

SCRIPTURE: Acts 3:15- And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

Most Blessed Father! we thank you for the wonderful provision you have made for your
children, -that out of weakness they should be made strong, and that just in their feebleness

your, Mighty Power should be glorified. We thank you for the Holy Spirit, as the Spirit of
Power, coming down to make Jesus, to whom all Power is given, present with His Church,
and to make His disciples the witnesses of that Presence.


PRAYER: I ask you O my Father, to teach me that I have the power, as I have the Living
Jesus. May I not look for it to come with observation. May I consent that it shall ever be a
Divine strength in human weakness, so that the glory may be yours alone. May I learn to
receive it in a faith that allows the Mighty Lord Jesus to hold the power and do the work in
the midst of weakness. And may, by the Holy Spirit, He be so present with me, that my
witness may be of Him alone.
O my father! I desire to submit my whole being to this Holy Power. I would bow before its
rule every day and all day. I would be its servant and humble myself to do its meanest
command. Father, I let the Power rule in me, that I may be made meet for it to use. And may
my one object in life be that Your Blessed Son may receive the honour and the glory. Amen.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5

Ready At Any Cost To Glorify God

SCRIPTURE: 2 Cor. 4:11-12- For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

Let us be clear, too, as to the object of this power, the work it is to do. Men are very careful to
economize power and to gather it there where it can do its work most effectually. God does
not give this power for our own enjoyment, –as little to save us from trouble and effort. He
gives it for one purpose, to glorify His Son. Those who in their weakness are faithful to this
one object, who in obedience and testimony prove to God that they are ready at any cost to
glorify God, -they will receive the power from on high. God seeks men and women whom
He can thus clothe with power. The Church is looking round for them on every side,
wondering at the feebleness of so much of its ministry and worship. The world waits for it, to
be convinced that God is indeed in the midst of His people. The perishing millions are crying
for deliverance, and the Power of God is waiting to work it. Let us not be content with the
prayer for God to visit and to bless them, or with the effort to do the best we can for them.
Let us give up ourselves, each individual believer, wholly and undivided, to live as witnesses
for Jesus. Let us plead with God to show His people what it means that they are Christ’s
representatives just as He was the Father’s. Let us live in the faith that the Spirit of power is
within us and upon us.
PRAYER
 Lord, let the flame of the Holy Spirit blaze upon the altar of my heart in the mighty name
of Jesus.
 Father, order my steps and let my purpose aligned with the plans of the Holy Spirit in
Jesus’ name.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

Unconditional Submission And Obedience To The Power In Our Inner Life Is The One Condition Of Our Being Clothed With It

SCRIPTURE: Gal 2:20- I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Let us also see and make no mistake about the condition of the working of this Divine Power.
He that would command nature must first, and most absolutely obey her. It does not need
much grace to long and ask for power, even the power of the Spirit. Who would not be glad
to have power? Man prays earnestly for power in or with their work, and receive it not,
because they do not accept the only posture in which the Power can work. We want to get
possession of the Power and use it. God wants the Power to get possession of us and use us.
If we give ourselves up to the Power to rule in us, the Power will give itself to us, to rule
through us. Unconditional submission and obedience to the Power in our inner life is the one
condition of our being clothed with it. God gives the Spirit to the obedient. “Power belongeth
unto God” and remains His forever. Live as one given up to a Power that has the entire

mastery over you, that has complete possession of your inmost being. Let the Spirit and His
Power have possession of you: then you shall know that His power works in you.
PRAYER
 Holy Spirit, refine, purify, and purge my life by your fire in the mighty name of Jesus.
 Holy Spirit, breathe your life-giving breath into my soul and make me ready to go
wherever you send me in Jesus’ name.
 Holy Spirit, walk freely in me and through me to accomplish your purpose in Jesus’
name.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3                                                                       

Would God That the Church of Christ Understood This In Our Days!

SCRIPTURE: Acts 1:5,8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Would God that the Church of Christ understood this in our days! All prayer for the guiding and gladdening influence of the Holy Spirit in the children of God ought to have this as its aim: fitness to witness for Christ and do effective service in conquering the world for Him. Waste of power is always cause of regret to those who witness it. The economy of power is one of the great moving springs in all organization and industry. The Spirit is the great power of God; the Holy Spirit the great power of God’s Redemption, as it comes down from the Throne of Him to whom all power has been given. And can we imagine that God would waste this power on those who seek it only for their own sake, with the desire of being beautifully holy, or wise, or good? Truly no. The Holy Spirit is the power from on high for carrying on the work for which Jesus sacrificed His Throne and His Life. The essential condition for receiving that power is that we be found ready and fit for doing the work the Spirit has come to accomplish. Seek to combine the faithful and ready obedience to every call of duty, however little thy power appears to be, with a deep, dependent waiting and expectation of Power from on high. ‘Let your intervals of repose and communion be the exercise of prayer and faith in the Power of God dwelling in you and waiting to work through you; your time exertion and effort will bring the ‘proof that by faith out of weakness we are made strong.

PRAYER.

  • Spirit of the living God, rest upon me in your mighty power in Jesus’ name.
  • Lord, everything in me or around me that is not planted by you, be uprooted in the mighty name of Jesus.
  • Oh Lord, open my eyes to see the gifts you have bestowed upon me in the mighty name of Jesus.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2

The power to fight and take Territory.

SCRIPTURE: Luke 24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

This was in perfect harmony with all they had seen in Holy Scripture of the Spirit’s work. In the days before the flood, He had been striving with men. In the ministry of Moses, He fitted him, and the seventy who received of his Spirit, for the work of ruling and guiding Israel, and gave wisdom to those who built God’s house. In the days of the Judges, He gave the power to fight and conquer the enemies. In the times of Kings and Prophets He gave boldness to testify against sin, and power to proclaim a coming redemption. Every mention of the Spirit in the Old Testament is connected with the honour and Kingdom of God, and the fitting for service in it. In the great prophecy of the Messiah, with which the Son of God opened His ministry at Nazareth, His being anointed with the Spirit had the one object of bringing deliverance to the captives and gladness to the mourners. To the mind of the disciples, as students of the Old Testament and followers of Christ Jesus, the promise of the Spirit could have but one meaning–fitness for the great work they had to do for their Lord when He ascended the Throne. All that the Spirit would be to them personally in His work of comforting and teaching, sanctifying the soul and glorifying Jesus, were but as a means to an end–their enduement with power for the service of their departed Lord.

PRAYER

 Oh Lord, arise and do a new thing in my life, bring every defilement to your submission in Jesus’ name.

 Lord, fill me with your spirit of wisdom and make me showcase your knowledge everywhere I go in Jesus’ name.

 Oh Lord, make me a branch that manifests and draws every good gift of the Holy Spirit from you always in Jesus’ name.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1

The Zero-Sum Game

SCRIPTURES: For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:5,8.

And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. Luke 24:49

Salvation is the best gift to the world and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is the best gift to the church. The disciples had heard from John of the Baptism of the Spirit. Jesus had spoken to them of the Father, giving of the Spirit to those that ask Him, and of the Spirit of their Father speaking in them. And on the last night he had spoken of the Spirit dwelling in them, witnessing with them, having come to them to convince the world. All these thoughts of what this coming of the Holy Spirit would be were thus connected in their mind with the work they would have to do and the power for it. When our Lord gathered up all His teaching in the promise, ‘Ye shall receive the power of the Holy Ghost coming upon you, and shall be my witnesses,’ it must have been to them the simple summing up of what they looked for: a new Divine power for the new Divine work of being the witnesses of a Crucified and Risen Jesus.

In this business the devil must loose ground while the church and her witnesses gain the grounds. In the language of game theory, this win-lose relationship is called a zero-sum game. Remember if Satan wins he keeps souls in bondage!!

PRAYER

  • Father, I worship you for the preserving power upon my life, be thou glorified in Jesus’ name.
  • I confess all sins before you this day, cleanse and purify me in Jesus’ name.
  • Lord, I ask for the grace to manifest the gifts of the spirit given to me in Jesus’ name.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Knowing The Spirit (vii)

SCRIPTURE: The Spirit of Truth whom the world cannot receive, for it seeth Him not,
neither knoweth Him: Ye know Him; for He abideth with you, and shall be in you.’-John 14: 17.

‘Know ye not that ye are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?’ -1 Cor. 3:16.

Blessed Father! who in the name of Christ, sent us Thy Holy Spirit, graciously hear our
prayer, and grant that we may know Him indeed by having Him within us.

  1. May His witness to Jesus be divinely clear and mighty,
  2. May His leading and sanctifying be in such holy power,
  3. May His indwelling in my spirit be in such Truth and Life, that the consciousness of
    Him as my Life may be as simple and sure as of my natural life,
  4. As the light is the sufficient witness to the sun, may His light be its own witness to
    the presence of Jesus.
  5. And lead me, O my Father, in knowing Him to know aright the mystery of Thy Love
    in giving Him within.
  6. May I understand how it was not enough to work in me by your secret, unknown,
    Almighty Power, nor even to work through Him who came to the earth to reveal You.
  7. Your Son had something more, and better still, for us the Spirit, the Blessed Third in
    the Godhead, was sent, that your Personal Presence, the most intimate union and
    unbroken fellowship with you, might be my portion.
    The Holy Spirit, your very Life
    and Self, has come to be now the life of my very self, and so take me wholly as your
    own without reserve in Jesus’ name.
  8. O my God do teach me and all your people to know your Spirit. Not only to know that
    He is in us, not only to know somewhat of His working, but to know Him as in His
    very person He reveals and glorifies the Son, and in Him my Father, Amen.

Crescents and Quarter Moons
When the moon is shaped like a C or its mirror image (Sickle), it is considered a crescent
moon. The quarter moon is shaped like a D or its mirror image and considered to be a bow.
The occult will use the bow shaped moon to shoot arrows of wickedness to the unsuspecting
in order to draw unfair advantage in various areas of life. The occult use the crescent moon as
sickles (eg Hecate’s sickle), for harvesting the gains of the ignorant and for demonic strength
and fortification with intense enchantments.
Proclaim Psalm 148 and command all creation especially the crescent and Quarter
moons to praise GOD as instructed in Psalm 19.
Proclaim Psalm 64 and fasten that judgment into the heavens especially during the
season of worship of the moon-god, and seek to draw power from the heavens in the
above manner.
Proclaim Isa 26:1-9 and command the heavens to receive this instruction and reject
every other voice of destruction; For strength and fortification “Trust in the LORD
forever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength”. Isa 26:4
 GOD abhors enchantment, so He warned His people not to be involved in
enchantment. (Lev 19:26b),
Pray that the occult, involved in intense enchantment will equally and certainly face the
fierce wrath of GOD. Is 13:9

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Knowing The Spirit (vi)

SCRIPTURE: The Spirit of Truth whom the world cannot receive, for it seeth Him not,
neither knoweth Him: Ye know Him; for He abideth with you, and shall be in you.’-John 14: 17.

‘Know ye not that ye are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?’ -1 Cor. 3:16.

The Divine is always first known by believing. As we continue believing, we shall be
prepared to know and to see.

  1. There is no way of knowing a fruit but by tasting it.
  2. There is no way of knowing the light but by being in it and using it.
  3. There is no way of knowing a person but by interactions with him.
  4. There is no way of knowing the Holy Spirit but by possessing Him and being
    possessed of Him.
  5. To live in the Spirit is the only way to know the Spirit.
  6. To have Him in us, doing His work, giving us His fellowship, and guiding our whole
    life.
  7. This is the path the Master opens when He says: ‘ Ye know Him, for He shall be in
    you.’

    Believer! for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus Paul counted all things but loss.
    Shall we not do so too? Can you do so too? Shall we not, to know the glorified Christ through
    the Spirit, give up everything?
    Oh, let us think of it! the Father hath sent the Spirit that we might fully share in the glory of
    the glorified Christ! Shall we not give ourselves up to have Him in us, to let Him have all in
    us, that we may fully know Him, through whom alone we can know the Son and the Father?
    Let us even now yield ourselves to the full to the indwelling and teaching of the Blessed
    Spirit whom the Son hath given us from the Father. Amen.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Knowing The Spirit (v)

SCRIPTURE: The Spirit of Truth whom the world cannot receive, for it seeth Him not,
neither knoweth Him: Ye know Him; for He abideth with you, and shall be in you.’-John 14: 17.

Know ye not that ye are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?’ -1 Cor. 3:16.

We shall also know Him, and that still more certainly and intimately, as we not only yield
ourselves to that life He works, but as we study the personal relation in which a believer
stands to Him, and the way in which His working may most fully be experienced
. The habit of
soul the Spirit desires is contained in the one word-faith.

  1. Faith has ever to do with the Invisible, with what appears to man most unlikely. When the
    Divine appeared in Jesus, in what a lowly form was it hidden! Thirty years, He lived in
    Nazareth, and they had seen nothing in Him but the son of a carpenter. It was only with His
    baptism that His Divine Sonship came into complete and perfect consciousness.
  2. Even to His disciples His Divine glory was often hidden. How much more when the Life
    of God enters the depths of our sinful being, will it be matter of faith to recognize it! Let us
    meet the Spirit in holy, humble faith. Let us not be content just to know that the Spirit is in
    us: that will profit us but little.
  3. Let us cultivate the habit, in each -religious exercise, of bowing reverently in silence before
    God, to give the Spirit, the recognition that is His due, and
  4. Keep down the will of the flesh that is so ready with its service of God. Let us wait on the
    Spirit in deep dependence. Let us have a season of quiet meditation, in which we enter the
    inner temple of our heart, to see that all there is indeed surrendered to the Spirit, and then
    bow before the Father to ask and expect from Him the mighty working of the Holy Spirit.
    However, little we see or feel, let us believe.
    PRAYER: If we know the Spirit in a little way we will not be able to deal with the
    invisible and so doubts arise? Do you doubt at critical times?