TODAY’S TEXT: “And the spirit of the LORD will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man. 7 And let it be, when these signs are come unto thee, that thou do as occasion serve thee; for God is with thee’(1 Samuel 10:6-7)
TODAY’S WORD: THE SUPPLY OF THE SPIRIT CHANGES OUR POSITION
Stephen and Phillip were originally ordained as deacons in the church to serve tables. Acts 6:1-6 tells the story of how the apostle dealt with a potentially divisive issue in the church! Stephen and Phillip were among the deacons appointed! That was their original position.
‘And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. 2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. 3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. 4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. 5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch: 6 Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.
But as the church focused on the word and prayer, the word of God exploded, the church grew and much more there was a supply of the Spirit, Stephen became full of that as recorded in verse 8!
"And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people." When the Spirit was supplied in an overflowing dimension he wasn’t just serving the tables again, he began serving the people – he did great wonders and miracles among the people!
The next chapter he gave an explosive message. Stephen's position changed from a table server to a miracle worker and a notable preacher!
It was the same of Phillip in Acts 8. ‘Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. 6 And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. 7 For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. 8 And there was great joy in that city’
The supply of the spirit turned a table server to a nation taker.
As we pray in the Spirit today your position will change, spiritually and every wise! Amen.
TODAY’S PRAYER: Lord let your anointing change me to another man
TODAY’S THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: The supply of the spirit turned a table server to a nation taker
OTHER SCRIPTURES: 1 Samuel 10:1-9, 1 Samuel 16-18.