Who Is The Holy Spirit?
It is impossible to live an authentic Christian life without the Holy Spirit;
As a matter of fact, what you’d have wouldn’t qualify to be called the Christian life.
The Holy Spirit is the glory of Christianity
You couldn’t know God or love Jesus without the Holy Spirit
Christians who don’t have the Holy Spirit are vulnerable to Satan, to his attacks, maneuvers, and manipulations.
In Matthew 12:43-44, Jesus tells us something instructive, which in a sense, describes the condition of the one who doesn’t have the Holy Spirit
He said, “When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.”
The one who’s born again but hasn’t received the Holy Spirit has his “spirit” swept and garnished, but empty! Consequently, he easily falls into temptations and sin
He’d be unable to control his fleshly appetites or restrain himself from evil
It’s only through the Holy Spirit that you mortify the deeds of the body and carnal desires: “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Romans 8:13)
Without the Holy Spirit, you can’t have the character of Christ. Jesus had to have the Holy Spirit
The apostles had to have the Holy Spirit
Life without the Holy Spirit is empty
If you haven’t received the Holy Spirit, do so right away. Simply say, “Blessed Holy Spirit, I receive you into my heart now in the Name of Jesus Christ”; and be filled with the Spirit of God
Nothing gives more concern to God’s people than the difference that they see in their personal lives and what they expect to see in the Holy Spirit through them
And nothing arouses more curiosity than the fact that some Christians have more of the phenomenon of the Holy Spirit than the real deal
It is the ministry of the Holy Spirit that takes us from one level of glory to another
You have to understand that the Holy Spirit is the power of the Trinity
He is also the Omni presence of the Trinity
When God created the heavens and the earth, He was the power that brought it
We see the Father as the one who ideates and see Jesus do it
The Father speaks it, the Son does it but it is the Holy Spirit that brings it around
Think about the Holy Spirit as the generator of the Trinity
When God decided to save us, Jesus died for us and paid the price
But it is the Holy Spirit that brought the salvation into the heart
Everything we know about God, we know by the Spirit
And by the Holy Spirit, we know we are saved
It’s the Holy Spirit that gives us knowledge and that knowledge is our life
It is the Holy Spirit that reveals not only God to us but us to God
God the Father knows everything by the Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the knowledge of the Trinity
The one who convicts is the Holy Spirit
The people saw Jesus perform miracles but didn’t get a conviction in their spirits
They saw Jesus cleanse lepers, and heal the sick, He died and was raised from the dead all by Himself; even then some still doubted – the Holy Ghost wasn’t here then
The Holy Spirit is the one who convinced the Apostles that Jesus is the Son of God
Power doesn’t change the heart of men. The Children of Israel experienced the power of God. Only the presence of God does and the presence of God is the Holy Spirit
Who is the Holy Spirit? He is Jesus unlimited
Jesus in the flesh was limited to a place at a time. Now Jesus is with us all the time.
The Holy Spirit is the presence of Jesus in our lives
The Holy Spirit isn’t just the presence of Jesus but without Him, Jesus wouldn’t be real to us
The Holy Spirit makes Jesus real to us even much more than He was when He was on the earth.
Can someone be like Jesus? Jesus had nothing striking about Him as a man
When Jesus ministered, the impact wasn’t as much as many people assume
God doesn’t want you to be like the man
The Bible says as He is, not as He was
He was a physical man with the Holy Spirit in Him but at the time, the Holy Spirit hadn’t manifested. So, if you wanted to be like Jesus (the man), you wouldn’t be that effective
Don’t look at that rabbi of the Jews. Don’t look at the men of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Look at the risen Christ. You cannot become more human by growing.
You’re 100% human as a child as you’re as an adult. You rather grow (in conformation) with the word in the presence of the Holy Spirit. It’s not about knowing the Jesus of Nazareth but knowing the risen Christ; having the conviction that as He is, so are you in this world.
When you see the glorified Christ, you’ll walk in the glorified life. How can the Ministry of the Holy Spirit be effective in our lives? There is a price. We have to know the Lord. The knowledge of the Lord has to grow through you. The knowledge is always growing in us and it’s that knowledge that can make us touch the world.
That knowledge is more real than mental knowledge. “When we perceive the presence/glory of God, it is to the degree to which the veil is removed from us. That’s why praying in the Holy Ghost and reading the Bible is very important. The more you pray and give yourself to the word, the more you’ll be sensitive to the Lord.
The more you desire after Him (a conscious desire), the more you will see and perceive what others cannot.” What we are missing most times is that we are not giving much time to the Lord. This is the price to pay, shut the world out and spend time with the Lord.
The one thing that nobody wants to do is to be quiet in the presence of God. If you can keep a man quiet for just 5 minutes to think about eternity, that person will be saved. Waiting on God for a lot of people is difficult because they think they have a lot of things. God said, “Be still and know that I am God”. Isaiah 40:31 “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
When we wait, God will quicken us. Knowing the Lord and spending time with Him is the greatest thing you can do and that’s when the Holy Spirit will visit you. Moses waited on the Lord for a long time on the mount before God spoke to Him. All God is looking for is your attention and your time. Think about how much time you had to wait to see a dignitary, God is bigger than them all, so wait on Him. Seek God with all your heart. Proverbs 4:13 “Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.” Proverbs 6:23 “For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light, and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:” Proverbs 10:17 “He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.” What is Instruction? Instruction is the direction of discipline that imparts knowledge and skill.
By direction, it means to give direction. Skill is science – the ability to produce solutions. Instruction ultimately imparts knowledge and skill. 2 Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” God’s word can give you instruction – God’s way of life.
This instruction includes doctrine, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness. God didn’t say, give me your time. He said, “Give me your heart”. Everything we do has to do with purpose. Why do we do what we do and what do we expect God to do? You need two kinds of prayer:
1. A time of prayer dedicated to talking to God. At this point you aren’t necessarily prepared to hear Him; He may not say anything to you but you must be prepared. Such prayer is about bearing our hearts to God. And all of us have that time. This is like a religious life. This kind of prayer instills spiritual discipline.
2. Living Prayer. In living prayer, you’re in deep and constant fellowship, and a lot of times you’re not even praying out but God sees your heart. This one is so important because it is your living experience with the Holy Spirit. And it is where most of life’s personal questions are answered. At such times you’d need to write the revelations down as they come from God. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “…That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” Perfect here means that the man of God may be up-to-date/well-equipped. God wants each one of us to be up-to-date with the Spirit and the word of God can get you there.
God can talk to you about your Cell, your family, finances, and business. Never ignore what God tells you even though it looks small. It’s interesting to know that He does the biggest things in the smallest ways.
This month is important for you because God’s plan is revealed to you and what you are to do to fulfil that plan is also revealed to you
PSSBC School 20 is still open for admission. The Whatsapp link to join is: https://chat.whatsapp.com/CFIEENx0mReKb1VmDzfi6c…
If you need to talk to the Holy Spirit about joining and learning to grow in the things of the Spirit, please feel free to do so. Admission will be closing soon.
I am His number-one student and I grow in Him daily This month is very special, so please don’t spend it all carelessly on work and play and parties.
The Holy Spirit will be revealing Himself and Divine Instructions will be given to the saints in this revelation Be tuned to the Spirit and grow in the Knowledge of His grace. Welcome to December, The Month of The Pneuma