Word For Today: Friday, August 19 The Communion Of The Holy Spirit




Friday, August 19

The Communion Of The Holy Spirit

Topic: The Holy Spirit Is The Third Person Of The Trinity

14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.

2 Corinthians 13:14 (NKJV)

Daily Reading Plan

Jeremiah 26-28

Bible Versions:

2 Corinthians 13:14 (NLT) — 14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

2 Corinthians 13:14 (NIV) — 14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

2 Corinthians 13:14 (MSG) — 14 The amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit, be with all of you.

Thoughts of Devotion:

The Holy Spirit is a person, not just a force or power! He is the third person of the trinity. He is not an impersonal force, but a person that desires to have a communion with us. In the light of the Word one can see clearly that God created us to have a daily fellowship and an intimate communion with Him. Since the Garden of Eden, when God created Adam and Eve, his purpose was to fellowship with them and enjoy their company. His voice and presence was something in common that Adam and Eve enjoyed daily! The Bible teaches us that “when the cool evening breeze would blow, the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking in the garden.” (NLT)

What a great privilege they enjoyed, a unique and special opportunity. To enjoy the presence of God, in a beautiful garden, made especially to live in communion with the Creator. They were the only creatures in all of the creation of God that had the capacity to have intimate and close fellowship with the great creator of the universe. We have the same privilege today! It brings to mind what Leviticus 26:12 tells us, “I will walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people.” Thank God for all of this, what a great blessing to have the Holy Spirit, he promises to walk with us every day!

Today we can enjoy this sweet communion with the Holy Spirit. It was with this purpose that we were created, our goal and end in this life is to know him intimately. To go beyond the superficial into deep! Through prayer and the Word we can know more of his personality. He has unique attributes. He speaks to us, guides, teaches, encourages, comforts, intercedes, and many more things. But only through spending time with Him can we achieve to know him more close and intimately as a person. To have a special place to enjoy his presence and his glory, a secret place,  where we will live in fellowship and communion daily!

Foundational Scriptures:

John 4:10 (NKJV) — 10 Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”

John 4:14 (NKJV) — 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

John 7:38-39 (NKJV) — 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” 39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing[a] in Him would receive; for the Holy[b] Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

John 14:16-18 (NKJV) —16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.

Romans 8:9 (NKJV) — But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.

Romans 8:15-16 (NKJV) —15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,

1 Corinthians 3:16-17 (NKJV) — 16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.

1 Corinthians 6:19 (NKJV) 19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?

Galatians 5:22-23 (NKJV) — 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

Ephesians 2:21-22 (NKJV) — 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

Philippians 2:1-2 (NKJV) — 2 Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

1 John 1:3 (NKJV) — that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.

1 John 3:24 (NKJV) — 24 Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.

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