I always speak from experience and I back it up with God’s Holy Word.
It is the truth, you can have super natural power to do great and wonderful things. You can have wisdom and be a blessing to others even if things don’t look so super for you at the moment.
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
– John 14:26
How does it work?
Part of your growth as a Christian contains a major factor-“power”.
When you start your journey as a Christian, the first thing to do is to claim and believe in the sacrifice and teaching of Jesus. Most of you have done that, but there is a part that I sadly find missing in many cases and that is- give up control of all things in your life to God.
Many people hold onto something that they feel that they can control. Unfortunately it is “that” one thing that ends up taking control and keeping the person from having an intimate relationship with God. Thus robbing them the opportunity from experiencing the power of the Holy Spirit.
I always teach this to new Christians:
1) Pray to God and gain a relationship through conversation
2) Read the Word of God which will be God’s response to much of your concerns and cares.
3) Congregate and fellowship in worship with like minded Christians to learn more and sharpen each other through maturity
With these three things together the Holy Spirit will dwell in you and work through you.
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
-2 Peter 1:3-4
Why would I want that kind of power and responsibility?
The thing is that the power and responsibility flow through you but it does not rest on you when you are properly matured. God still holds and wields the power. If you look closely to the scripture above, it says “so that you may participate in the divine nature”. You are a participant and are responsible for your place of obedience but you do not wield the power, God wields it through you.
So, what does this all mean? Can I just do my thing and use the power for myself and my own life?
Well THAT is the rub here!
The power of the Holy Spirit is for the Glory and Kingdom of God according to His will. We are commanded by Jesus to do for others and to be a constant example of Christ. We are meant to disciple, pray for, and lead others. The blessing of God falls on those that live in obedience to Him. We must consider others above ourselves.
For those of you that are saying to yourselves that you don’t have a ministry platform: if you have a job, that is a good place to start. Even your family and friends are a ministry start.
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
– Matthew 28:18-20
I have experienced the blessing and the power of the Holy Spirit through the miracle of many prayers from others as the Doctors were astounded by the reversal in my health these past 4 years. I have prayed fervently for friends that were told that their situation was not favorable and I witnessed reversal. I have seen strength that was not what I would call humanly possible. I have seen people cured of addiction by their reliance on the prayers and power of the Holy Spirit. None of this was possible by man but with God all things are possible according to His purpose and will.
Jesus included in His teaching:
Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever- the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. – John 14:12-16
You are a Super Hero in training. Take this seriously and ask God for His heart and you will see and learn things that you never thought possible.
I hope this encourages you today. If you are a new Christian or you are still on the fence about this. I ask you to pray and ask God to reveal Himself to you. Also be patient, real patient as you go through the first years of understanding the terrain of your Christian journey.
May God Bless Your Day…Everyday! – Dennis