Devotional 3/13

Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed David in the presence of his brothers; and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon David from that day forward. And Samuel arose and went to Ramah. 1 Samuel 16:13

The best evidence of our being predestinated to the kingdom of glory, is, our being sealed with the Spirit of promise, and experience of a work of grace in our hearts.

Matthew Henry

God owns you! He sealed you with His Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God is living in all believers, while many do not engage nor acknowledge Him. In the Old Testament the Spirit was known to come on the people of God for a certain time, or to accomplish a certain task. It was a significant matter that the Spirit stayed with David, mightily… powerfully… abundantly.

It was the “breath of God” which moved David forward. The Spirit came over David in a powerful (mighty) way. This means that he was filled with divine power: this is more than the possibility of being shaken by the power of God. David had to be processed before being appointed: he needed the power and presence of God.

  • Power of God: When the lord created Adam, He blew ruah into man’s nostrils and made him a living nephesh (soul).
  • Person of the trinity: In the beginning the world was out of order and void, and ruah hovered the waters.

David was a teenager when God anointed him, but he was not king until he was in his 30’s. He found himself separated for God’s use, with advanced wisdom and courage, but his circumstance had not advanced. He was still a shepherd boy while being a disciple of the prophet Samuel, who helped develop the next king of Israel. Samuel educated him in the word of God, in music, taught him to arrange services in the house of God, and to appoint priests and Levites, and assign their duties. David went through many trials before becoming king of Israel, and God needed to prepare him for it all beforehand.

The Spirit of God is the active power of God, and He is also a person. We have been sealed and marked by the ruah of God. When we speak of the spirit being the active power of God, we speak of miracles, signs and wonders. When we speak of Holy Spirit the person, we speak of the teacher, the comforter and the counselor. And when we speak of the Spirit as the presence of God, we speak of His Shekinah Glory. His power gives us boldness and the ability to function, but His person prepares us. He empowers us with wisdom, understanding and courage. He directs, guides, encourages, and comforts: He trains us to be ready for our God given destinies.

If you have confessed Jesus Christ as your lord and savior, the Spirit of God is in you. He has sealed you, He made a deposit for your redemption. He never leave you nor forsake us, but are you acknowledging and in fellowship with Him?

Let’s pray:

Lord Jesus, thank you for your Spirit. You’re my bestie Holy Spirit, you’re the best. I pray you reveal yourself to your people. Reveal your love and grace towards us. And open our eyes to see you in all that you do. We give you all the glory, in Jesus name I pray. Amen.


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