But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 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: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
These words were spoken by the apostle Peter on the Day of Pentecost. They were a partial fulfillment of words that were uttered by the prophet Joel. We are still living in these days. God is still pouring out His Spirit upon His servants. God is still saving those who call upon His Name. Thus, we have the promise of God that He will supply the grace and strength that you and I need to serve Him today. That strength and grace is The Holy Spirit. Not only does God promise to pour out His Spirit upon us, Jesus tells us that The Spirit of God will be like a river of flowing water that dwells within us.
Dear ones, may God open our hearts to see and experience the truth of what it means that our bodies are a temple of The Holy Ghost. God has chosen to make our bodies His dwelling place. He has chosen to dwell in you, in order that He might be glorified through you today. Apart from abiding in Jesus, we can do nothing. Human strength can not substitute the strength of The Spirit. The purpose, power and work of The Spirit is that we might do the works of God in a way that honors Him. This purpose and work of The Spirit in our lives is that we might put the beauty and greatness of our Lord Jesus Christ on display. By abiding in Jesus, we bring forth the God glorifying fruit of The Spirit in our lives.
Not I, but Christ live in me, can also be said another way. Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit saith The Lord. Be a vessel in whom The Spirit is not only poured into, but flows out of today.