Monday, 26 May 2014



So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the Lord was strong upon me (Ezekiel 3:14).
This is another interesting operation of the Spirit in the life of the believer. Yesterday, we learnt that the Spirit sets us upon our feet to pray, and to do the works of God. The Holy Spirit can also divinely transport you, physically, just as He did to Ezekiel. A similar event is recorded in the New Testament in Acts 8:39: "And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing."
Remember, Philip was born again and had the Holy Spirit in him. However, this was another function of the Holy Spirit coming from outside him. The Spirit of the Lord carried Philip physically, and took him somewhere else (Acts 8:40); that’s some power! That’s the Spirit the Lord Jesus was talking about when He said, "Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you..." (Acts1:8). One of the many glorious benefits of having the Holy Spirit live in us is His ability to divinely transport us such that He can achieve His purposes on the earth through us.
2 Corinthians 13:14 says, "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen." The word translated "communion" is from the Greek "koinonia" and it means, amongst other synonyms, "Communication." Transportation is one of the systems of communication. The Apostle Paul was praying that the Church would actively experience divine Holy Ghost transportation. Such manifestations are not limited to the pages of the Bible. As you yield to the Spirit and let Him have His way in your life, there’s no telling how mightily He would use you.
Beyond being physically moved by Him, you can be divinely transported in the spirit to accomplish divine tasks in distant lands. Right in your closet, as you pray by the Holy Ghost, you can touch lives and change things thousands of miles away! Don’t be too weak to pray, because the Spirit desires to use you to touch people and places beyond your physical reach.
Dear Father, I thank you for the indwelling and abiding presence of the Holy Spirit in my life, who transports me into the glorious and higher realms of life, far removed from death, defeat, destruction, sickness, poverty, and failure, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
further study:2 Corinthians 13:14; Acts 8:39-40

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