We are continuing our series on the Holy Spirit this week by looking at the pouring out of the Holy Spirit on those in the Upper Room on the Day of Pentecost. Every believer should desire to be filled with the Spirit, and our prayer should be “Pour out your Spirit on me, Lord.” Being filled with the presence of the Holy Spirit is one of the significant advantages we have as Christians. It empowers us to live for Christ daily, operate in our gifts, and produce fruit in our lives.
“And it will be in the last days, says God, that I will pour out my Spirit on all people; then your sons and your daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.”
Peter is quoting prophecy from Joel 2:28-30. He is telling the crowd that this prophecy has been fulfilled. What makes this unique is that Joel is talking about something that hasn’t been available to all the people up to that point. Before then the Holy Spirit only came upon certain people for specific purposes. Now the Holy Spirit was being poured out on everyone who put their faith in Jesus.
Flood Our Lives
When it is talking about Pour out your Spirit it isn’t referring to a rainstorm, or even pouring out of a water jar, but instead the deluge of a mighty waterfall. It’s as if you are pouring water into a glass and you don’t stop once it overflows. God isn’t interested in giving us just enough but to flood our lives with His Spirit. It is an overwhelming feeling of God surrounding you to the point where you see as Christ does and your heartbeat is in sync with His.
When this outpouring happens prophecy is spoken, visions are seen, and dreams are dreamed. The church operates under the power of God, not our own. The Spirit brings an unbreakable unity amongst the believers, and they work together to accomplish the mission of the church. Soon lives are being transformed. Ask God to pour out His Spirit on you today.