John 7:37, 38 ¶ On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
God’s love is more than an emotion, way more. His love is actually a person. Yeah, you heard me right. God is love, not God has love. His love is so powerful it is actually one of the members of the Trinity. Just as Jesus is the embodiment or manifestation of the wisdom of God, the Holy Spirit is the love of God. This love is eternal. Even before creation the Father loved His Son. This love between the Father and the Son is a person, the blessed Holy Spirit. When we are touched by the power of the Holy Spirit we are actually having an encounter with God’s love. His love is amazing and will change everything in your life. William Seymour led the Pentecostal revival known as Azusa Street. Here are some of his thoughts about being baptized in the Holy Spirit.
“The baptism of the Holy Spirit is power, the understanding of His Word, and the glory of God on your life. Whenever the Lord wants to play His harp, He tunes it up and plays with His own fingers, speaking and singing in any language he wishes. The man who hears you speak a message right from the throne, falls down and seeks God and gets up to report that God is in you of a truth. The baptism of the Holy Spirit makes you more humble and fills you with divine love. Through Spirit baptism, the grace and fruit of the Spirit are manifest. When you get your baptism with the Holy Spirit, you will surely go up into the mountain with Christ. If you want to know what it is to praise God and have the joy of the Lord in your soul that flows like a mighty river, tarry and get your personal Pentecost. He keeps the rivers flowing in your soul that you may be fit for irrigation wherever you go.”
To be loved is one of our basic human needs. This need is finally met when we begin to experience the baptism of His love. Today can mark the beginning for you. Like Jesus said, “Wait until you are clothed with power from on high”.