Poured Not Measured

In Joel, God says,  “I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.”
The powerful imagery here is that God is going to pour out His Spirit upon all people freely and willingly.  In the Old Testament God measured out his Spirit.  The Spirit came upon particular people at particular times for particular purposes.
On the Day of Pentecost (and ever since), God has poured out His Spirit upon us.  The Spirit literally dwells within us.  The power to do all that God desires and demands is dwelling in us and empowering us.  The problem is that too many of us live powerless lives as if the Spirit of the Living God was not real.
I challenge you to seek the power of the Holy Spirit, but that means seek the Person of the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit “convicts of sin and righteousness.”  If you do not desire to hear the Lord speak of what is wrong and what needs to be right in your life, you do not desire the presence of the Spirit.  You will never experience the power of the Holy Spirit without living in the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Many believers simply want to avoid all conviction because then life is easier and happier.  I challenge you to embrace the touch convictions of the spirit because with such convictions comes the power to walk through them.

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