In The Spirit

S. O. A. P.

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S-cripture:

Revelation 4:2

At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it.

O-bservation:

John the Beloved was beckoned by a voice that bid him enter through an open door to heaven. Immediately, he said he was “In The Spirit” and he saw someone sitting on a throne there.

A-pplication:

When is the last time you were “In The Spirit?” In the first chapter of the book of Revelation, John said he was “In The Spirit” on the Lord’s day (v. 10). This is an amazing thing to experience. We’re not sure if John somehow came out of the Spirit somewhere between Revelation 1:10 and the beginning of chapter 4, or if this was an even deeper experience of being “In The Spirit.” Either way, there have only been maybe two times in my life where I know I was “In The Spirit.” I can tell you that it is a deeply emotional sense that I had each time. I felt as if I was here and not here at the same time. Each time I was both blessed and brought to the brink of thinking this is somewhat past the point of no return and that I have hesitated to fully trust the Lord that deeply again. That being said, I’m ready to go deeper “In The Spirit” with my Savior again.

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus,

This AM, I ask You to forgive me for wanting control. Control is something that some of my friends desire more than anything else. I have also battled the need for control, but today I’m asking You to take me “In The Spirit” wherever You want me to go. Amen

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  1. Good morning! I am a freshman in college who decided to leave her comfort zone… Miami, Florida to attend a university in Orlando. Lately, I’ve been trying to figure out why God has placed me at this school.

    One day during my senior year of high school, I had a breakdown because nothing went as planned. In other words, I was not getting admitted into what I considered my “dream college.” I was even more disappointed because all of my friends were getting admitted to their dream schools. After another denied acceptance, I began crying silently in my room trying to figure or where to go from here. I decided to call my mother into my room because I felt that I needed someone to talk to… All of my emotions had been bottled up after the countless disappointments. I continued to pray as my Mom had suggested.

    A few days later I received a “Wait Listed” notice from the Univeristy of Central Florida. A couple of days after that, I remember coming home after another long day from school and realizing that UCF has offered me admission for their Access Summer Bridge Program.

    That entire experience along reminded me how amazing God is! I prayed immediately thanking God and of course I called my mother telling her the good news. As I write this I am currently in my dorm, still trying to figure out what Hod has in store for me… I miss home a lot but reading your daily S.O.A.P.’s grounds me (especially today’s message) reminds me that God is I’m control.

    Thank you.