It was a training program and the participant were blind folded for this activity. There was a large bowl of cut fruits and each participant were asked to use the fork and take a mouthful of taste and asked to remember the taste of the fruit. When asked together in one go to name the fruit which they tasted? Assorted answers came as apple, mango, oranges, grapes, etc etc, a total mixed response. It happened that what was perceived by them as one cut fruit for all, was actually a bowl full of mixed fruits. Each one received the piece of the fruit and thought it was the same fruit served to others too. Many times our experience of our belief and faith also depends on how our individual understanding is… We tend to bring God to our level of understanding to actually makes sense for us and to others. We try to built our experience which cannot be understood by others. We try to give rental space to God in our minds and thoughts, but when it comes to giving him his rightful place as a Saviour of our entire life, we miss to give Him that credit. God is all soverign, all powerful, Almighty, Omnipotent, Omnipresent , He is the Alpha and the Omega, and our human mind cannot perceive Him in this lifetime.
In Old Testament (OT), the Spirit of God was given to the chosen few. The Holy Spirit came upon Prophet, Seer, Priest, or an Individual for a special task to be accomplished on earth. People all around Israel chased like bunch of wild bees to taste God’s Yes or No. But there was one story which always stood out for me. There was a young, notable woman who was a Shunamite and couldn’t ignore the anointing upon Elisha. She saw Elisha and know he carried something marvelous and spectacular in Him. Look how the bible describes this story ;
Vs.8 This wealthy woman urged and persuaded him to eat one meal at her home. Afterwards, when ever Elisha passed by he stopped at her house for a meal. We need to understand here that She opened her house for the man of God who carried the Spirit of God in him. She not only welcomed the man of God, but also welcomed and honored the Spirit of God.
But in the New Testament, we see that the Spirit of God came in the Upper room to fulfill not one or two special person but all the 120 members who were present and eagerly waiting for the arrival of the Holy Spirit. To put it in a simple term, they all received a marvelous friend as a return gift for waiting for 50 days. The arrival of the Holy Spirit was quite a game changer as He stayed on the disciples to fulfill and continue the call of Jesus to the world. Inviting the presence of the Holy Spirit is the key for every breakthrough for us and for the people around us. The presence of the Holy Spirit makes an individual a carrier of God to the people. We are the living, walking, talking and breathing Tabernacle of God. We become a vessel to pour out the living water to some one who is thirsty, We become a lamp stand to show and be the light to the darkness around us, We become the solution for every problem as we showcase Jesus to the world.
So, today lets make a decision to make room for the Holy Spirit in our life. Lets enjoy the new journey with the Holy Spirit, having a fellowship and partnership with Him. Amen!!