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Acts 2:4

June 19 Morning
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.

Today would be rich with blessings, if all of us were filled with the Holy Spirit. The consequences of this sacred filling of the soul would be impossible to overestimate. Life, comfort, light, purity, power, peace; and many other precious blessings are inseparable from the Spirit's benevolent presence. Like a sacred oil, he anoints the head of the believer, sets him apart to the priesthood of saints, and gives him grace to perform his duties correctly. As the only truly purifying water, he cleanses us from the power of sin and declares us holy, working in us to want and to do of the Lord's good pleasure. As the light, he first proved to us our lost condition, and now he reveals the Lord Jesus to us and in us, and guides us in the way of righteousness. Enlightened by his pure celestial ray, we are no more of the dark but of the light in the Lord. As fire, he both purges us from waste, and sets our consecrated nature a blaze. He is the sacrificial flame by which we are enabled to offer our whole souls as a living sacrifice to God. Like heavenly dew, he removes our barrenness and fertilizes our lives. O that he would drop down on us this morning! That morning dew would be a sweet start for the day. As the dove, with wings of peaceful love he broods over his Church and over the souls of believers, and as a Comforter he dispels the cares and doubts which spoil the peace of his beloved. The Spirit descends upon the chosen as upon the Lord in Jordan, and bears witness to their son-ship by working in them a family spirit by which they cry Abba, Father. As the wind, he brings the breath of life to men; blowing where he desires, he performs the quickening operations by which the our spiritual creation is enlivened and sustained. Would to God, that we might feel his presence this day and every day.

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