THE WORD SIROCCO
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Topic: The Spirit of the LORD is Upon You
18 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,
Jesus Christ declared that the Spirit of the Lord was upon Him. He was empowered by the Holy Ghost to fulfil His mission of destroying the works of the devil. Although He is God, Jesus Christ was manifested in the flesh as a man. It was compulsory for the Holy Ghost to be upon Him as a man so that He would defeat the devil.
The Spirit of the Lord was UPON Him. The Greek word for “upon” in the above scripture reference (Luke 4:18) is 'epi', which means upon, on, superimposition, above and have charge of. The Spirit of the Lord was on Jesus Christ – He was covered with the Holy Ghost. The Spirit of the Lord superimposed Himself on Him – the Holy Ghost outweighed His humanity. The Holy Ghost took charge of His life – the flesh did not dictate His actions.
When the Holy Ghost is upon you, He overwhelms your disabling environment, overshadows your weaknesses and overwrites your failures. Many believers are overwhelmed by their own will and strength. The Spirit of the Lord is not upon them. They try to subject the Spirit of the Lord to themselves by doing their own will and expecting the Spirit of the Lord to approve their actions. Believers allow the weaknesses of the flesh to stop them from fulfilling God’s purposes.
1. Pray and ask the Holy Ghost to quicken you from inside so that your life will not be dictated by the flesh but by the Spirit.
2. Pray also that the Holy Ghost will overshadow every weakness of the flesh that is a challenge to fulfilling God's purpose.
“For This Purpose” by Eastwood Anaba
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