THE GOOD GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
[Living Bread Nugget 0617]
LUKE 11: 11-13 [KJV]
11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
A child looking forward to a great meal will expect bread, fish and egg and not stone, serpent and scorpion. Bread, fish, and egg are life sustaining. Stone serpent and egg will harm a child. A father who gives a stone or a scorpion to a child to eat should expect to be in jail for a long time. In another scene, fathers give good gifts to their children out of love. When the child receives a gift he or she ask for, that child’s face is lighted with joy. In the above story, Jesus said earthly fathers expectedly make good choices in giving the right food to their children.
Translating the story to the spiritual, God is a heavenly Father. The best gift by our heavenly Father after salvation (similar to after a child is born in the above passage) is the gift of the Holy Spirit. God knows you need it for survival in the world because the other alternative out there is are evil spirits from the devil does not want a Christian to survive in the faith. If you want to survive in the faith you definitely need the Holy Spirit. Ask God to fill you with the Holy Spirit today.
1. Oh Lord thank you for giving me the gift of salvation. Thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit.
2. Oh Lord, give me more power of your Holy Spirit. Satisfy me with the invigorating power of the Holy Spirit and make me whole; body, soul and spirit in the Name of Jesus.