I’m continuing Part 2 of the butterfly’s journey from last week.
I found something really cool. Did you know the monarch butterfly migrates north from Mexico? It can travel 3,000 miles in its short lifetime!
How do they know where they are going? Their wings are special they detect the ultraviolet rays from sunlight which gives them the direction to go to reach their destination.
Look up! Our help comes from the Lord!
He gives direction and guidance. He’s our counselor!
This special detector in the monarch’s wings is like the Holy Spirit.
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” Acts 2:38-39
You can receive the Holy Spirit anywhere. I know people who have received it at their homes, in their bedrooms and living rooms. I even know someone who received the Holy Spirit in the shower!
If you believe and ask God for it, you SHALL receive it.
According to Acts 1:8 the Holy Spirit gives us power to overcome sin and to be witnesses.
An overcoming life comes through the power of the Holy Spirit. That’s a promise!
People are seeking hope beyond this world. We have the answer. You have the answer. Jesus.
I just want to encourage you today. Let’s use this time to work on our relationship with Jesus.
That’s what the Lord is asking of us during our “chrysalis time.”
Wouldn’t it be sad if the Caterpillar went through the special time of darkness and isolation and came out as the same caterpillar instead of a beautiful butterfly?
Take time to grow closer to Jesus.
When you take one or 2 steps towards HIM. He takes about 25 steps toward you.
He loves you and He’s faithful.
And you’re going to come out of this a butterfly. And you will indeed fly.
If you desire to experience this Holy Spirit like the church did all throughout the book of Acts, I encourage you to seek out an Apostolic church where they teach Acts 2:38. The Holy Spirit gives us power to overcome the things we face and baptism in JESUS NAME washes away our sin.
It is a gift. And it’s available for EVERYONE!
Thanks for reading! I’d love to hear from you. Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed? Acts 19:2