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Friday, May 1, 2009
The Constant Friend We Don't Always Remember
The Holy Spirit is the third member of the Holy Trinity, along with the Father and the Son. All three are God in different forms. Most Christians don't even understand the concept, and too often the Holy Spirit goes ignored, or worse, denied. It is the worse form of blasphemy to deny the Holy Spirit (Mat 12:31-32). Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is unforgivable. * We pray to either God or Jesus for our needs on a regular basis. Evangelists do not teach much on the Holy spirit, and other Christian, or Bible believing churches never mention the Spirit, or Holy Ghost. The Catholic Church involves the Holy Spirit in all teachings and prayers. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin, Mary. After Jesus died and was risen, He returned to His disciples again, and advised them the Holy Spirit would come to help them. Because Jesus died for our sins, we are given the opportunity to have the Holy Spirit dwell in us. * John 14:15-16, "If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever." * The Holy Spirit intercedes on our behalf to help us. He is the Spirit of truth who abides with us and in us. When Jesus comes into our heart, the Holy Spirit mediates His presence to us. Experiencially speaking, to have the Holy Spirit, is to have Christ. The Holy spirit will teach us all things and will bring back to our memories spiritual things we have forgotten. * There are times I have testified to someone, and I spoke words or scripture I had no knowledge of going into the conversation; that's the Holy Spirit. He empowers us to glorify the Lord. He convicts us of sin when we slip, so we can repent, and be regenerated. I have been looking at a difficult situation, prayed to the Lord to let the Spirit take charge of the situation, and I glide right through the situation unscathed. * I know exactly when the Spirit is in total charge of my body. I focus on Jesus with all my heart and without provocation I receive a light static electrical charge from the back of my head to the ankles. Its almost like a chill or when we get goose bumps, but, distinctively different. I then have peace and strength like no other time. If we could train ourselves to utilize the Spirit more regularly, without forethought, we would be invincible. * The Holy Spirit is just waiting for us to give up control, or doing things our way, to give us victory in all areas of our lives. So many times I've heard Christians refer to Jesus as their co-pilot. I say they are sitting in the wrongseat. If we train ourselves to pray as though we were talking to God sitting right next to us, we would eventually turn control over to Him. * The Holy Spirit not only teaches us and enables us to understand scriptures, He speaks to us through scripture. Many times I have been praying about something in particular, and led right to scripture that gave me a specific answer. There have also been times something was disturbing me or effecting me and I was unaware of its significance; the Holy Spirit gave me a 'heads-up' through scripture. * The main thing is devoting as much time as possible to focusing on the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. We all too often tend to forget the presence of God in our life, especially the times we need Him the most...when we don't know we need Him. It is hard to understand, at first, but, persistence is key. If we just give up our will and let His Will be done, it really works, I promise. * We tend to always pray to God to do this or that; to make things happen in our lives. We have the power in us when we have the Holy Spirit in control. We need only to speak to a difficult situation or illness to heal it. We were given the power when Christ took all the torture for us. Its not necessary to track down a preacher or 'healer' to pray over our loved ones illness. We have the same power as any human that has complete faith in Christ, through the Holy Spirit.
I am a 53 yr old businessman and I came across a subject for which I took up an interest a few years ago. That developed into other things and changed my whole direction in life. My biggest hurdle in accomplishing my book has been incorrect or missing data for which I developed a new passion. Christian is, as Christian does.