Scripture of The Day 11/13/2023
And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: (John 20:22)
The scriptures from Deuteronomy to Acts were a preparation for the coming of the Messiah (Jesus) and for the birth of His bride the Church. When you study the Jewish feasts it is apparent that they depict God’s timetable from the beginning. The Passover is a perfect illustration of what transpired when Jesus came as the true Passover lamb. The Feast of Weeks, which we call Pentecost, was forecast and planned by God and presented to the people by Moses in Leviticus 23 and prophesied by several other prophets.
God, and His son Jesus, speaks to us in parables. He gives us types and shadows that depict what will happen in the future. For example, our scripture of the day (John 20:22) is a great example. What do you think Jesus was talking about when He told His disciples to receive the Holy Ghost? Was he talking about receiving the Holy Ghost that very minute? We know that’s not true because He later told them to go to the Upper Room in Jerusalem and wait for the outpouring of the Holy Ghost (Acts 1:4-8).
So, what was Jesus saying to His disciples when He breathed on them and told them to receive the Holy Ghost? He was giving them a prophetic picture (a parable) of what they were about to experience in that Upper Room when a mighty rushing wind would fill the whole house (Acts 2:2). He was telling them that they needed to receive (take hold of and accept) what He paid for on the Cross to give them. This Upper Room Holy Ghost thing is much more important than we ever thought. It’s a key to world evangelism! It’s a key to defeating the enemy! It’s a key to unifying the Body of Christ!
Hear the Word of the Lord!!! Do not let the enemy trick you into believing that this is not for you and your children. It is “The Promise” and it was paid for on the cross. Receive the Holy Ghost!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!