Day Twenty-six = Heavenly Architect (40 Day Fasting Challenge)

Day Twenty-six = Heavenly Architect

But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit (Jude 1:20)

In the very beginning of all creation the Holy Ghost was at work; “…and the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” (Gen 1:2) As the creative force of the godhead, the Holy Spirit was actively involved as the world, in all of its complexities and design, was formed and established (see Job 26:13, Psalm 104:30).

The same work of creativity went into the making of mankind; “Let us make man in our image” (vs 26). Through use of the pronoun “us” we gather that the entire trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost collaborated together in the process of man coming into being and being made in the image of God. The creative work of the Spirit also became the life-giving work in man as God breathed into the lifeless body (see Gen 2:7, Job 33:4).

The Holy Ghost is not only an exterior builder but is also an interior designer. We are instructed in this by Paul: “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”, “Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” (1 Cor. 3:16, 6:19 KJV) His work on the inside aims at transforming a life of foolishness to one of faithfulness; “And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.” (Ezekiel 36:27; see also John 16:8)

As you pray today, listen and allow the Holy Ghost to convict, challenge and create a more faith-filled you.


Published by Nathanstrom

Ordained Bishop with the Church of God; Cleveland, TN; Senior Pastor at Redemption Place Church of God Allegan, MI. Community Service Chaplain.

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