THE HOLY SPIRIT

God’s initial plan was to have constant fellowship with man. Sin however led to the delay of that plan. For a long time, man could communicate with God mainly through an intermediary. Jesus came and changed all that.

As Jesus ascended to Heaven, He promised us the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit fulfills the message of Emmanuel – God with us. He is the evidence that the One who stood at the door of our hearts knocking has found a home there. (Revelations 3:20)

The Holy Spirit plays a lot of roles in our lives as believers. We’ll consider 5 of them, he…

1. Confirms our sonship: When you’re watching a football team, the players are distinguished by their jerseys. Whenever you see a player’s jersey, you can decidedly state the team he represents. Also, the Holy Spirit is a sign that we have been born again into the body of Christ. A seal. A deposit. A guarantee. Ephesians 1:13 and 2 Corinthians 1:22 shed some light on that.

2. Communes with us: The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us now and forever more. The fellowship of the Holy Spirit is more than just a phrase from one of the most popular Bible verses, it is a reality that God expects us to live in. The Holy Spirit’s company is available for all who are believers, are you taking advantage of it? 2 Corinthians 13:14 is a reference passage here.

3. Comforts us in trying times: How many of us have experienced a heartbreak? 😃 Maybe someone “amaka-ed” you? (For Amaka, read disappoint). Or how many of us have lost a loved one? Or have failed an exam? In times of failure, loss or worry, the Holy Spirit wants to be with us and walk with us through those sad times. His desire is that we come out on the other side better. Guess what? As he brings us out to the other side, he brings other people who are going through similar tough times so that we can be there for them as he was for us. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 sheds some light on this.

4. Corrects us when we err: The Holy Spirit serves as an internal regulator. He knows the mind of the Father, so when we seek to act outside the will of God, he nudges us and makes us aware of our wrongdoings. Also, at times when we follow through with those evil things we conceived in our hearts, he chastises us and punishes us to help bring us back on track. John 15:2b and Hebrews 12:6 enlighten us on this role of the Holy Spirit.

5. Coaches and counsels us to reach our maximum potential: A coach helps his team to become the best they can be. So also the Holy Spirit helps us to become the best we can be. In our walk with God, our studies, family life, finances, work and business, the Holy Spirit wants to help us to become the global change agents that the Father designed us to be. The question is whether we will be receptive to His dealings. John 14:26 and Romans 8:14 are instructive verses in this area.

So, we see that the Spirit of God does 5Cs.

a) He confirms our sonship.

b) He communes with us

c) He comforts us in trying times

d) He corrects us when we err

e) He coaches and counsels us to reach our maximum potential.

Today, if you have not given your life to Christ, you have an opportunity to do so. These mind blowing advantages we have discussed can only be yours if you are in Christ.

If you want to come to Christ, say this prayer: Lord Jesus, I admit that I’m a sinner. I believe you came to die for me. I surrender my life to you as my Lord and saviour from this day henceforth. Teach me and guide me. Let me experience the maximum impact of your Holy Spirit dwelling in me. In Jesus name. Amen.

You might already have given your life to Christ, but you have not yielded completely to the leading of the Holy Spirit, today is a chance for a deeper and closer walk with God. He said you’ll find him if you seek Him with all your heart. Are you willing to do this? The choice is yours.

Have a wonderful week ❤️😃

Author: Iremide Akinsola

I am a Christian. I enjoy reading, writing, listening to music and watching football.

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