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DAY 11 THURSDAY: APRIL 2019

EDIFY YOURSELF IN THE HOLY SPIRIT!

He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church (1 Corinthians 14:4).

As a Christian, you are being admonished to edify yourself in the Holy Spirit. Except you constantly edify yourself in the Spirit, you can never produce the best result in life. When you continuously edify yourself in the Spirit, you become more productive and full of the Holy Ghost. The Bible says in the opening text that he who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. The ability to speak in tongues quickens and empowers the spirit man to perform excellently in the realm of the spirit.

One of the best ways a Christian can build himself up in the Spirit is to pray in the Holy Ghost. Whenever you pray in the Holy Ghost, you empower your spirit man to dominate in the physical realm. That is why the Bible says in Jude 1:20, “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.” Every Christian should take note of the fact that by constant praying in tongues enhances his ability to build up himself in his most holy faith in the Lord. Therefore, a Christian is hereby admonished to constantly edify himself in the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is the third Person in the Trinity. He is the Helper and Teacher to the believers. He empowers and edifies the believers for greater exploits in the ministry. That is the reason why Jesus Christ promised the disciples in Acts 1:8, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Whenever a Christian prays in the Holy Spirit, he receives divine power to operate and function in the supernatural.   

Daily Tip: A Christian is being empowered and edified by the Holy Spirit for greater exploits in life and ministry. Shalom!

Golden Text: He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water (John 7:38).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. Oh Lord my God! I receive Your grace to be constantly edified by Your Spirit forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the worldly spirit that wants to dominate my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Acts 19:17-20; 1 Corinthians 14:14-15.        RBT: 2 KINGS 15-17

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