Before I write this I want to pray that, Heavenly Father in no way let me defame or blaspheme the Holy Spirit and to uphold the Holy Spirit, with the same regard that I hold up to you dear Father, in Jesus Mighty Name I pray.
One Person is being neglected in the Church today. It is one very important person, and I don’t know if I have touched on this before or not, but He is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the only and I repeat only connection that we have to the LORD Jesus Christ and the Father. The Holy Spirit guides you into all the truth and brings all things into remembrance. When you read the Word of God, it won’t make sense without the Holy Spirit. He will tell you what to do that is right or wrong, and He will allow the Father to discipline you when you go wrong. The Word of God says that you can blaspheme the Father, you can blaspheme the Son, but if you blaspheme the Holy Spirit, you will not be forgiven. In that context Jesus was talking about calling something demonic, which is from God. So you have to be very careful in the way you treat the Holy Spirit. He is gentle and like a dove. From Him we get the nine fruits of the Spirit – love, joy, patience,peace,kindness,goodness,self-control, gentleness, and faithfulness in no particular order I have mentioned them. Many times we take Him for granted, and He helps us reach that point of intimacy that we have with God. Without Him, even much of what we read (in the Bible) would not make sense, because with He takes what is written in the Word of God and makes it rhema, or a God-spoken Word in our life.
Before in the Old Testament they had experiences of the Holy Spirit falling upon them, but they never had the indwelling part of the Holy Spirit that helps us have a relationship with Jesus as we do today. The Holy Spirit is called our Helper, and our Comforter, and He helps teach us the things of God. When God created Adam and Eve – He breathed out the Ruach, or His breathe into them. This is the same word for the Holy Spirit. It is God’s Spirit breathed out into us. The Holy Spirit keeps us in communion with God, and ministers to our hearts.
The Spirit and the Word of God are connected. The more you grow in the Spirit of God, the more the Word will make sense to you. The more the transforming of your mind will take place. The less you will have questions, like why does the Bible say it this way in one place, and this way in another place. No one else can give you the Holy Spirit except for God, and no one can Teach the Holy Spirit to you. It comes from a place of dedication and a desperation to know God and to be intimate with Him and allow Him to dwell in you and work in you. Without Him, everything you try on your own will come to vain. All the works that you try to do in your flesh, will come to nothing. With Him- the Holy Spirit, He will allow the law to be written on our hearts.
Many people can quote many Bible verses, but their lives don’t see transformation or don’t see fruit because they don’t allow the Holy Spirit to transform them and teach them, and they think they can get this teaching somewhere else. They think they can get it from some outside source. The Holy Spirit will let you know when something doesn’t sit well with God in your life, if you are sensitive to His Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the seal of God upon your life. Those that don’t have the Holy Spirit, regardless of who they think is God, will not have God’s mark upon their lives.
The Holy Spirit has gifts that can manifest themselves to you if you welcome them. One debated topic is the gift of tongues, and in a later post I will try to put the Bible references up about the parts of the Spirit of God, I have mentioned here. If you don’t open your mouth and in act of faith speak – after being prayed for- then that will enact the gift, but if you are simply not going to open your mouth because you are afraid, or if you are expecting the Holy Spirit to force your mouth to move then your up for a big disappointment about that. Read ACTS 2 for the manifestation at Pentecost.
My main emphasis in writing to today is that I want to express that the WORD of God- both Old and New Testament, and the Holy Spirit have a very special relationship. In John 1, it says, “In the beginning, there was the WORD, and the WORD, was with God and the WORD was God.” This WORD is actually in reference to Jesus. Besides the Father, no one knows Jesus and us better than the Holy Spirit. We have to be careful not to grieve the Holy Spirit, and if we are sensitive enough we can experience when what we read or watch sometimes grieves or quenches the Holy Spirit.
We are to come to the Father as little children. When a child is little it is very sensitive, and can get hurt easily when it is offended, and in that same way we are to come to the Father as little children being sensitive not to displease and so that we can bring joy to Him. Bringing us back to the WORD, when we read the WORD we must understand that we cannot always look at it with natural eyes, and we must look at it with spiritual eyes. That’s when people who are unbelievers can look at the WORD can break it apart and look at it and take aspects which might be types and shadows and figurative language, and take it literally, distorting what it says. So the Holy Spirit will help us understand all these things. When you begin to read the WORD more and more, you begin to increase in the Spirit, then things that you didn’t see before will start to make sense. It is important to always be led by the Spirit and the Truth of the WORD.
When listening to other preachers, teachers, or reading others, it is important to notice the that we are all imperfect people, and we all do make mistakes sometimes, and that we do often contradict ourselves, and that is why when the Bible was written, they made sure that everything was authentic, and truly inspired by God, and fit in the theme with what the Holy Spirit was trying to say. They didn’t put in books that didn’t fit in with what the gospel was trying to say, and that didn’t have the authenticity of the Scriptures.
When people make mistakes it is good to forgive them and move on, and to of course keep an open mind because when your mind is shut to the things of God, then you can’t see even what God wants you to see because you are so offended. Someone once said, that you shouldn’t try to avoid things because you are scared that they might corrupt your spirit, and I didn’t think about it then. But the verse in Phillippians 4 – “Whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good thought, whatever is noble, if there is anything praiseworthy then meditate on these things” applies to anything that is based on the WORD of God, that if there is something praiseworthy then you should meditate on it, but if you sense in your spirit that you shouldn’t read this any further, or you shouldn’t watch this any further, or you shouldn’t listen to this any further, then listen to Him. God has given us the common sense approach to life in the Bible, and it is up to us to listen and obey His commands, which come not only from the written WORD of God, but come from the Rhema, or revelation of God, given to us by the Holy Spirit.
I pray that we will be more sensitive to the teachings of the Holy Spirit and next to You dear Father, and Your Son, which is exemplified in the WORD, be careful not to grieve or quench the Holy Spirit, and for us as believers to develop a more intimate relationship with You LORD GOD, through the precious Spirit, not in name or by mouth only but through the attitudes of our hearts. Let us be changed and transformed be the renewing of Your WORD upon our lives. Let Your Spirit guide us into all wisdom, so we can reap the benefits of the inheritance of Your Kingdom and come closer to knowing You LORD GOD. In Jesus Mighty Name I pray.