Text for Today – Genesis 1:2 – . . . and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
When God said, “Let there be light,” Holy Ghost was already in place to bring forth the light into the darkness. 2,000 years ago, the Father sent Jesus, the Light of the world, and Mary received the Word. At that moment, just like in Genesis, Holy Ghost was already in place, waiting to carry out and bring to manifest light what the Word said.
In that case, the angel of the Lord spoke to Mary, telling here what was to take place, and how it would happen. The angel told Mary that the Holy Ghost would come upon her, and the power of the Lord would overshadow her. Well, Holy Ghost was there, waiting for the overshadowing power. That overshadowing power came as the Word of God. Then, when Mary said, “according to Your Word, be it unto me,” the miracle of conception by a virgin took place, and nine months later, the virgin birth became a fact.
God hasn’t changed, and neither has the working of His kingdom. The method God used to bring about the birth of His first Son is still the method He uses today to bring about the birth of more sons and daughters into His kingdom. God has spoken His Word. Now it’s up to you and me to carry that message to the lost, the hurting, the “multitudes in the valley of decision.” They are awaiting our voicing of the Word, and so is Holy Ghost. He is daily waiting, brooding over the faces of the lost, waiting, as He did with Mary, for two voices. One will speak (as did the angel) the Word of God, and other will speak in a manner like Mary, agreeing with and accepting the truth of the Word of God. When Mary accepted the authority of the Word, a new life was conceived inside her. When an unbeliever accepts the authority of God’s Word, a new life is conceived and born inside that person. That new life is a new creature in Christ Jesus, a born-again spirit, alive unto God.
You and I must speak the Word, and in so doing, bring forth light that dispels the darkness. Holy Ghost stands ready to move in the power of God, and when that unbeliever who has been enlightened, agrees with and speaks the Words of Romans 10:9-10, he is born again. Out task is really quite simple, and yet profoundly powerful. So, GO! PROCLAIM! Holy Ghost is still brooding, waiting on you.
Manna for Today – John 20:21; Romans 10:6-17; Luke 1