Friday 11 August 2017

A God who gives the Holy Spirit!

Day 5 (11 Aug 2017, Friday)

(Ezekiel 37:14)

God promised to give His Spirit in the prophecy of the restoration of the dried bones.  The term “spirit” (ruah) is a key word in Ezekiel 37:1-14.  “The Spirit of Lord” is an important element to be noticed in the prophecies of the prophetic books.

The covenant of God with Israel consisted of His Spirit given to men when Isaiah mentioned about the deliverance of God (Isaiah 59:21).  God endowed His people with His blessing through the outpouring of His Spirit on them (Isaiah 44:3-4; Joel 2:28-29).

Jeremiah tells us that the focus of the New Testament is for the law to be written on the tablets of the hearts of the believers (Jeremiah 31:31-34), cf Hebrews 10:15-16).  Ezekiel further elaborates that this is to be fulfilled as the Lord shall grant them a new heart and a new spirit (Ezekiel 36:27-28).

We live in the era of the Holy Spirit since the outpouring of the Spirit of God came upon His Church (Acts 2).  God’s command is for us to do justice and to be merciful.  And He promised us the Holy Spirit who will enable us to do the will of God.  It is by the power of the Holy Spirit that the promises are fulfilled (Zechariah 4:6).
For the Holy Spirit will rule over the hearts of kings, officials and common people (Proverbs 21:1).  Let us trust fully that God is in control, and His Spirit is moving when we pray for the nation, society, people and church, so that the world will come to know God.

Pray for the States of Malaysia  :  Kelantan

Pray for the state government to devise concrete measures to strengthen the socio-economic conditions of the general poor in the land.  Statistics obtained in 2014 indicates that Kelantan is the poorest state in Malaysia whereby the average income of the local household is about 40% lower than the average national household income.

The Muslims in the state of Kelantan has the highest divorce rate in Malaysia.  Pray for the family institution in the state to be preserved.  Pray for the emotional state and wellbeing of the children affected by the breakdown of marriages to be restored by the power of God.

Pray against drug addiction which affects the locals and for the drug addicts to encounter the supernatural healing power of God and to be set free from their bondages.  Pray for the authorities to wipe out the smuggling and distribution of drugs in identified areas such as Kota Bharu, Pasir Mas and Tumpat.

Sources : Necf Malaysia

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