THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU AUGUST EDITION
Ministering: Pastor Steve Akinwumi
There is no how humanity will have encounter with God without Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:2-3, “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
The words God spoke in the beginning were enforced by the Holy Spirit to come to pass. Where the Spirit of God operates, there is no impossibility. You cannot have encounter with the Spirit of God and your life will remain the same. When you have interaction with the Spirit of God, something great is done in your life. When Saul had encounter with Holy Spirit, he joined the company of Prophets to prophesy. 1Samuel 10:10, “And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a company of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them.” His encounter with the Holy Spirit changed his status instantly. Tonight, something great shall be born in your as you have encounter with the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit and you! The “You” we are referring to here is not an ordinary person. The “You” is a born again man, a new you in Christ Jesus. To be born again means you have been convicted by the Spirit of God. If you are not convicted, you cannot be considered to be born again. Salvation is only possible when you have the conviction of the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:3, “Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.” It is a new life through Holy Spirit that can give you eternal life. Peter and other disciples were just following Jesus Christ. Until His death, resurrection and receiving of Christ to heaven, they did not have encounter with the Holy Ghost John 20:22, “And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:” John 16:12-13, “12I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.” Holy Spirit is a person. He has His own will. The acts of the Apostles are the manifestations of Holy Spirit through ordinary men like Peter and others. You cannot run a Biblical Christian life without Holy Spirit. You can only be sustained by the Holy Spirit.
One of the functions of Holy Spirit when He comes upon you as born again Christ is to revealing things to you. The greatest revelation Holy Spirit can give to us is the revelation of Christ. He continuously unveiling Christ to us. He reveals things about our lives to us: the past, present and the future.
Bible is a manual through which Holy Spirit speaks to us. You cannot run a successful living life without the interpretation of the Holy Spirit. In the Old Testament, people speak to God through a medium. In the New Testament, people have direct access to God through Holy Spirit. You can commune with Him anywhere you find yourself. You will do yourself a lot of good, if you learn early to hear from the Holy Spirit.
Without revelation of the Holy Spirit, life becomes miserable. You have only one life and that only life can be well spent if you can listen to the leading of Holy Spirit. Psalms 37:23, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he sdelighteth in his way.”
God orders both the steps and stops of the righteous man. Elimelech left to a struggling city to the city of Moab, he lost his life and his two sons because he did not instruct him to go there. Elimelech means God is my king. When he was about to make that crucial decision, he did not consult God. He took steps on his own calculations and it did not end well with him. Ruth on the other hand, took steps and followed Naomi to Israel and she entered into a new destiny. I believe Ruth had revelation about Naomi’s God. Ruth 1:16-17, “16And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and t hy God my God: 17Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.” She took a right decision and she received strange favour.
Moses wrote the account of the creations of the heaven and the earth by revelations. John was able to see things to come by revelations. Jesus Christ did not come to establish a new religion. He came to restore our relationship with God. Relationship is all about communication. Tonight, your relationship with God will be restored in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Father, show me the steps I need to take to enter into my glorious destiny in the name of Jesus Christ.
- I stand against all forms of spiritual blindness. I receive clear revelations by the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Father, I open my spirit now, begin to download into spirit what l need for my destiny in the name of Jesus Christ.
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