Thirsting for More
1 Corinthians 12:13
“For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.”
Jesus said, “For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit operates first at the level of making us all part of the Body of Christ. None of us can come to Christ unless the Father draws them (John 6:44), and this occurs when the Spirit convicts us of sin, righteousness and judgment (John 16:18). Upon genuine repentance and confession of faith, we become part of the Body of Believers.
However, before Jesus ascended, He reminded His disciples of His promise that He and the Father would send them a Helper Who would give them the power they needed to fulfill the Great Commission (Acts 1:8; 2:33; Mark 16:15-20).
A few days earlier they had received the Holy Spirit from the resurrected Christ upon Whom they now believed (John 20:22), so they then became part of the Body of Christ by the Spirit. So, just before His ascension, Jesus was describing another act of the Spirit – His baptism for power.
We are all given the same as the disciples, but do we want it? Are we thirsty for more of the power of the Spirit so we can fulfill our particular commission, plan and purpose?
Tell the Father that you thirst for more of the Holy Spirit. Ask Him to fill you afresh daily.
Drink deeply of His Spirit today.
Dive Deeper: Study 1 Corinthians 12; John 6:44; 16:18; 20:22; Acts 1:8, 2:33; Mark 16:15-20.