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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! This is the second verse in the Bible. In the first verse, God the Father is mentioned. Here, in the second verse, the Holy Spirit is referenced. Jesus is not alluded to until Genesis 3:15. Why is this important? It’s important because the main character in the entire Bible is Jesus. Yet the Holy Spirit, whom some would like to sweep under the carpet as if He didn’t exist, is introduced almost immediately.
In Acts chapter one, Jesus told His followers the Holy Spirit would soon come to be their Comforter. He told them that when the Spirit came, they would receive unusual power enabling them to do mighty works and handle the many challenges they would face. In Acts 2:1-4, the Holy Spirit came in a powerful way. This is known as Pentecost. The Spirit came to form the Early Church in the New Testament. Yet it’s important that all of us remember that God always intended the Holy Spirit would come in time to birth the Christian church after Jesus’ atoning sacrifice on the cross. If you don’t believe it, look at this picture of “Pentecost in Genesis” in the second verse of the Bible. God has always had a plan, and the Holy Spirit has always been a part of God’s great plan.
I know that I’m talking about thousands of years here, but I am so blessed to know that way, way, way back in time, the Holy Spirit was already essential to everything You had in mind for this earth. He has been my Comforter since my early teen years. Thank you! Amen