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CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2019. TOPIC: MISCONCEPTION

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1 year 4 months ago #8503 by Goodness Kap
CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL

TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2019.

TOPIC: MISCONCEPTION

*Read Acts 2:6-15*

*MEMORISE*
*For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night (1 Thessalonians 5:7)*

*EXPOSITION*
The Holy Spirit came as prophesied. He is not meant for everybody, except those who eagerly wait, hunger and thirst for Him. The Holy Spirit is definitely meant for the disciples of Jesus, rather than just anybody in the church, or the world. The other Jews, who were at Pentecost, though devout, could neither receive the promise, nor decipher Him. Therefore, they were perplexed at what they saw and quickly concluded that the disciples, on whom the power fell, were drunk.
There would always be Thomases (Jn. 20.24,25). Maybe, devout Jews were also drunk with wine, for their presence at the feast was not mixed with faith. Were they in any way anticipating the coming of the gracious power of the Holy Spirit? If they did not believe Jesus, would they believe His promises? Thank God for Peter’s scriptural defence of what they experienced (Joel 2:28,29).
Speaking in tongues is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit for the edification of the Church of God (1 Cor. 14:3). Do we still experience Him today? Many times, those who do not know the meaning do make mockery of the gifted ones to the extent that one wants to lower the gift and grace of God on him or her. Though, there are also demonic manifestations, one thing is certain, if you do not know God, you cannot experience His power.
Believers must learn to be patient and humble to learn the nitty-gritty of the faith. Do you understand the Bible and your denomination’s doctrines/pillars of faith? To avoid misconception, be available for church programmes, study well and pray for God’s revelation. Leaders of the church must painstakingly address doctrinal issues with wisdom and decorum.

*PRAYER POINTS*
1. Lord, forgive me where I have wrongly judged others.
2. Father, help couples who are already separated for lack of understanding, to be reunited.
3. Oh Lord, help our leaders with the wherewithal to manage disagreements in our churches.

*EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Ezra 2:30 – 4:9; Acts 10:44 – 11:17*

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