Zec 4:6 So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts. Ac 1:8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
I believe that God has wired up all human beings for a desire for the supernatural. Sadly, since the fall in the Garden of Eden when original sin entered the human race human beings have sought the supernatural by counterfeit and demonic means. Many of them being good people and sadly sometimes Christians who just don’t have a Biblical knowledge of the supernatural. When people do this, they open doors for the demonic to come and get a foothold in their lives and often to have adverse effects on them and their family members. We can look at one place in the Old Testament where Saul sought out a Medium the Witch of Endor and the consequences for him were disastrous. You can read in 1 Sam 28 and see what happened to him when he went looking for the supernatural in some way rather than seeking God.
There is good news for us! The same Holy Spirit that came upon Zerubbabel, and prophets, priests, and Kings at different times in the Old Testament indwells the believer in Christ today. Jesus told the disciples that they would be endued with power from on high. Jesus promised us that He would send the Holy Spirit to be in us Joh 14:17 “the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. (NKJV) He lives in us. He is the third person of the Godhead. He isn’t an it. He is God the Holy Spirit. God lives in us and God is with us.
Even greater than that is we can have as much of God as we desire. The Old Testament Prophet Joel prophesied and Peter preached it on the Day of Pentecost : Ac 2:14 -18 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. “For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day” But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:’ And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy. We are in those days! We have been in them since the Day of Pentecost. We will be in them until the return of the Lord!
We can as followers and disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ walk in the Holy supernatural power of God! We don’t have to try to access demonic familiar spirits through reading horoscopes, going to fortune tellers, or doing whatever New -Age practitioners do with crystals. One reason that those things sound so appealing to many people is that a person can still live in sin and practice that.
But why would we want the counterfeit that at some point is either going to bring harm to us, or our family when we can walk with the Holy One of Israel? We receive and are filled with the same Holy Spirit that they were filled with on the Day of Pentecost. And we can get filled and filled over and over again! Most likely these people in Acts 4:31 were there on the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was poured out on the church. And look they get filled again! There is always more of God! Ac 4:31 And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.”
So today don’t let the enemy tempt you into settling for the counterfeit. If you have repent of it, renounce it, and ask the Lord Jesus to fill you with the Holy Spirit. Jesus had this to say about asking in Lu 11:13 “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” (NKJV)
And for those who have received and been filled with the Holy Spirit remember what Jesus said in Ac 1:8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” I am also reminded of what He had told the disciples earlier and I believe that we can stand on this today. Lu 10:19 “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” Now that is another good reason to walk in the Holy supernatural. Why would any of us want to play with deadly snakes when He has given us the the authority and the power of the Holy Spirit to trample on them?
Let Us Pray
Sweet Holy Spirit Sweet Heavnely Dove! Stay right here with us and fill us with Your love! Thank You Jesus that You are still filling people with the Holy Spirit. May all who read this be filled afresh today. May we all walk in the authority and power that you have given to us as Your faithful servants. May any who read this that are walking in the unholy supernatural repent, renounce and receive that perfect gift from above.
In Jesus Name
Love you all!