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Day 89: When the Spirit Falls!

Author: Pastor Larry & Pat Downing

In a world full of moral relativism, cultural decadence, spiritual apathy and ecclesiastical lukewarmness, there exists good news; The Holy Spirit of God still moves. He continues to convict. He continues to reveal Jesus and he continues to sanctify.

When God’s Spirit descends, everything changes.

When the spirit fell, Joseph stood recognized and came out of his pit. So Pharaoh asked them, “Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God?”(Genesis 41:38)

When the spirit fell, Moses encouraged the prophetic. (Numbers 11:17, 25-29) When the spirit fell, the Israelites listened to Joshua–enabling him to conquer. (Deut.34:9) When the spirit fell, Saul became a different person. (1 Samuel 10:6-7)

Correspondingly, when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, he empowers you to come out of the pit. When the Spirit falls, you prophesy. When the Spirit falls, you conquer your promise and when the Spirit falls, you will be changed into a different person!

Yet there’s more! When the Spirit fell, David was anointed to reign. (1 Samuel 16:13) When the spirit fell, Gideon blew the trumpet and won the war. (Judges 6:34) When the spirit fell, Samson broke the ropes that bound him! (Judges 15:14)

Get ready, for as the Spirit falls upon you in this season, you will function under your anointing, you will win the battle and the all the things that held you back will be broken.

Accordingly it’s time to rise up. Arise with the power of His Spirit and…Walk like Enoch, Believe like Abraham, Dress like Joseph, Stretch like Moses, Shout like Joshua, Dance like David, Fight like Gideon, Pray like Daniel, Build like Nehemiah … And live like Jesus!

For it is not by might nor by power but my Spirit says the Lord!

What is the Holy Spirit saying to me?


• Pray for the Holy Spirit to fall upon you!

• Ask the Holy Spirit to empower you to be a different person.

• Pray that the power of God’s Spirit will bring favor upon your life, work, and ministry.


Acts 2, Acts 19:2, Romans 14:7, Luke 1:35, 1 Samuel 10

Pastor Larry & Pat Downing
Foothills Community Church
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