One to One: Day 28
By Tracey Armstrong
John 3:34 For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure. (NKJV)
On our own we could never measure up. Our limits speak loudly when we operate in our own abilities, but when we surrender to the Holy Spirit we take on His abilities. Without the Holy Spirit we could not heal the sick. Without the Holy Spirit we could not win souls. In the same manner, without the Holy Spirit we can’t have a good marriage, business, or family life. The Holy Spirit is the One who helps us measure up. If God gave Jesus the Spirit of God without measure and then in turn gave us the Spirit with measure, what good would that be? It would be ridiculous for God to ask us to be like Jesus, yet keep the ingredient that made Jesus who He is from us. From what would we have to draw? That doesn’t make any sense. If God tells us to be transformed into the likeness of His Son, wouldn’t it be prudent to also give us the Holy Spirit without measure?
God would be shooting Himself in the foot, so to speak, if He gave the Holy Spirit with measure, simply because the Holy Spirit is the only reason that you and I can live life without limits. If God limits us, then He also limits Himself. If He limits us, then His Spirit would be limited.
If the Spirit of God were limited in our lives we would have limited power to overcome the devil, his works, our weakness, and any hindrance to our purpose. I don’t believe that I am half-anointed, half-filled, half-blessed, or half-saved. To say that God has limited His Spirit in our lives is to say that God embraces mediocrity.
God is not mediocre, nor is He limited. You and I are not mediocre, nor do we need anything less than God’s unlimited favor if we are to walk in the footsteps of the Son of God. You are not a loser; you have been formed in the image of Almighty God! So don’t allow anyone to tell you that you don’t measure up. You personally may feel limited, but the One whom you serve separates limitation from you through the help of the Holy Spirit and gives you a resource of unlimited favor.
Father, I refuse mediocrity, I refuse limitation, I renounce half-heartedness, and I stand for the fullness of Your Spirit. I believe that I have the Holy Spirit in my life without measure.
You are anointed to destroy the works of the enemy. Ask God to give you an opportunity to touch someone’s life with the anointing that is on your life.