Got three minutes? Ready to get excited? Let me remind you of what God has to say about the Holy Spirit’s relationship with your child(ren).
- “For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring.” Isaiah 44:3
- “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.” Joel 2:28
- “And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.” Acts 2:17
- “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” Acts 2:38-39
Here are four powerful truths found in these verses:
- In Isaiah 44:3, Joel 2:28, and Acts 2:17, the “I” mentioned is God speaking. The fourth and final reference is a continuation of the “saith God” found in Acts 2:17.
- Acts 2:38-39 states that the outpouring of God’s Spirit upon your child(ren) is a promise from the Father.
- Joel 2:28 and Acts 2:17 tell us that both son(s) and daughter(s) are included in this promise.
- The words “thy” and “your” literally mean that your child(ren) can receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Each truth shared above could easily be in itself a lengthy blog post and/or sermon. But, there is no need for me to write the extra posts or create your sermon. I believe I know you well enough to know that your spirit is churning by just reading the verses. The message is there. Now go preach/teach the message.