We often only associate the Holy Spirit with the Book of Acts.

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Acts 2:2

But what about all those people that came before the first church? Was the Holy Spirit just not there?

The Spirit of the Lord was upon him…

Judges 3:10a

But the Spirit of the Lord clothed Gideon…

Judges 6:34a

There are many more verses that come before Acts 2:2 that talk about the Spirit coming upon people. Why then, do we assume that the Holy Spirit is only a New Testament “thing”?  Not only did the Spirit appear in Acts, but the Spirit rested on and clothed people long before the first church was established.

If the Spirit was present through the Old Testament and the New Testament why do churches stifle a move of the Spirit? We’ll preach about Gideon, but spur the presence of the Spirit.

I don’t know about you, but if the Holy Spirit clothing a single man can help an army of 300 men defeat an entire nation, I’ll take some of that!

Daily Bible reading: Judges 6-7; Luke 8:1-21

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