Pentecost & Spirit-flow

Isn’t a special
Sunday service.
It’s Spirit-flow,
Rivers that run
In and through
Unblocked human hearts
And continually spill over
As the beautiful attitudes
Of the fruit of the Spirit
And the awe-filled wonder
Of God’s supernatural gifts.
Jesus paid the cost
For the Spirit
To flow through you
Every moment of every day!
“Quench not the Spirit.”

The Spirit’s flow
Can’t be taught
Or bought
(No matter how much
You give to a church).
It is caught,
When sought
Like it was on Pentecost,
As we let our heart
Be humbly brought
Into Christ’s presence.
The Spirit’s flow ought
To never be resisted
Or fought.

Isn’t about
Theology you know.
It’s about letting go
And allowing Jesus to hoe
Paths in your heart
Where He can overflow
And continually grow
His presence in your daily life.

You can’t operate like the early Christians if you won’t cooperate with the Spirit’s flow. Instead of once and done (and made an annual holy day) what if the Spirit flow of Pentecost is supposed to be the norm for meetings of the body of Christ? When loyalty to a church becomes more important than loyalty to the risen Jesus, Christianity is way off track.

This picture of the Israelites drinking water from the Rock also represents Pentecost. Jesus is the Rock! On Pentecost He poured His Spirit (His living water) on to and through His disciples who were gathered to seek His presence. The three lights to the right of the Bible represent the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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