Now as the people were in expectation, and all reasoned in their hearts about John, whether he was Christ or not, John answered, saying to all, “I indeed baptize you in water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal straps I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire (Luke 3:15-16).
Hebrews 11:6 tells us that our faith pleases God. We need to understand that if God is going to do something, He looks for people who have expectation. In Luke 3:15, we see desperate people in eager expectation of their Messiah’s coming. One translation says that: “The people were on their tip-toes in anticipation and expectation.” We need to understand that if God is going to do something, He looks for people who have expectation, i.e., those on their tiptoes and expecting God to do the impossible. For this to happen, we need to expect miracles and expect an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit is poured out when God’s people are living in expectation.
Colossians 2:14 says that “He blotted out the ordinance against us, He took it out of the way, and nailed it to the cross.” Why is this important? Because there is nothing that stands between you and your miracle. It is time for you to be on your tiptoes and expect the goodness of God, believing He is ready to do a miracle at any place and any time. Expect it!
The Holy Spirit is Jesus’ gift to you, to empower you in this life. John the Baptist said, “And He (Jesus) shall baptize you in the Holy Ghost and fire.” He is the promise and guarantee of our inheritance!
The Lord said, “Your eyes have not seen and your ears have not heard, neither has it entered into your heart the hidden things that I have prepared for you.” (1 Corinthians 2:9)
The Holy Spirit wants to invade you, envelop you, instruct you, impress you, and indwell inside of you (Ephesians 1:13, John 14:26, Philippians 3:13, John 4:14). As you dwell in the power of expectation – Receive his power. Receive his healing. Receive his anointing. Receive his impressions, His instructions. He’s going to envelop you. He’s going to invade you. He’s going to indwell you. Just worship Him and believe with heartfelt expectation that you shall receive your miracle! Listen to the Spirit’s leading and begin to expect the impossible. You don’t have to see it to believe. Start now. Praise in expectation. Pray in expectation. Expect the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in every area of your life!
Think About It
1. Are their issues in your life that desperately need to change? What would be different about you if you were to live the next 7 days with great expectation for those issues?
2. Do you wake up each morning with expectation about the day or drag around hopeless, not expecting anything good to happen to you?
3. Do you expect to receive “all” things He has for you, according to John 14:26? What are you truly expecting to see in your life personally and in our lives corporately? Ask the Lord to increase your expectation and place His desires within you to believe for the manifestation of all things according to His will.