Friday, August 15, 2008

How I need the leading of the Holy Spirit!

Galatians 5:22-25 and Romans 8:14-16
I am God’s object of love. God intended that His children should lead dynamic lives. He gave us His Spirit and His Word so that we may operate like Him. Sadly most of us Christians are leading mediocre lives. Why? We are not submitting to the Holy Spirit. I used to wail and beg God to do something to change my circumstances; but God was saying “Listen to the Holy Spirit. Go to the Word. Follow the Word. Submit to the Holy Spirit!”

Who is the Holy Spirit?

He is God. Sometimes He is referred to as the third person of the Godhead (Trinity). He is God in action on earth. He is not a thing, a feeling, or sensation but His presence can affect our emotions as we experience His, love, comfort, peace and joy.

Through lack of knowledge many people tend to ignore the third Person of the Godhead. The Holy Spirit plays a very important role in the Trinity. He is a separate being with a distinct personality and characteristics. As the Representative of heaven, residing in the us, His main desire is for us to fulfill God’s purposes on earth. Nothing is done on earth without Him!

The creation, Gen 1:1, 26

After the fall, throughout the Bible we see the work of the Holy Spirit from Adam to the coming of the Savior! Psam 51:11, Is 63:10

Jesus came to reveal God as our Father, (Matthew 6:9). The Holy Spirit makes us new with the ability to receive our Father’s love which He pours in our hearts. Rom 5:5-6 “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. Gal 4:6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, Abba Father.

The unity and interactive power of the Trinity is very evident in the birth and the ministry of Jesus. Luke 1:45, Acts 10:38 “As God anointed Jesus Christ who went about doing good…” .
Our Lord needed the Holy Spirit to fulfill His ministry. In the same way without the Holy Spirit we cannot appropriate what God has for us.

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