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The Perfect Promise of the Spirit

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The Titanic was a ship that was promised to be unsinkable. However, because of human error in multiple ways the ship sank on its maiden voyage, and 1,500 lost their lives.

Unlike human projections, which can change, be withdrawn or hindered by other conditions, God’s spoken promises are eternally valid. In the book of Joel God laid out one particular promise.

Unlike the Titanic’s hull design, which had critical flaws, God has made a perfect design to give us who believe his Spirit.
“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh” (Joel 2:28)

Unlike the Titanic, which did not hold enough lifeboats for all the passengers, God promises the Spirit to all who are his, regardless of gender or status.
Even on the male and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit” (2:29)

Unlike the Titanic, which was subject to weather, unpredictable conditions and poor visibility, God is in control of the elements and our destination.
And I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth…before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes” (2:31)

Unlike the Titanic, where living or dying ended up being at the mercy of chance as the ship broke apart and quickly sank, God makes a very different promise.
“And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (2:32)

The promises of God to give us his Spirit and save us when we call on his name are bankable, true, reliable. His power gives us everything we need for life and godliness. Will we choose to live by this Spirit instead of living according to our own sick and deceitful heart?

Prayer points

  • What choices is the Spirit guiding you to make? What is he asking you to let go of? Ask for help making these steps. 
  • Ask to be filled with the Spirit and rely on Him fully for all that he promises!
  • Pray for the Impact training happening on the Wednesday to Friday mornings of Explore (13-15 Sept). Pray that this would release a new anointing over all those in attendance and the whole church. 
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