January already gone! Wow! Well, tell you true, I really believe that for this new year to be enjoyed, it is going to require more intimacy with the Holy Spirit of God. These end time days mean the challenges will grow stronger; the enemy is working harder to tempt and distract us. He sows seeds of discontent and jealousy. To be strong and able to read enemy deceptions correctly, it requires that we maintain a close deep relationship with Holy Spirit.
This is a quote from Global Prayer Alert Network: It is important that day by day we should be full of wisdom and faith, and full of the Holy Ghost, acting by the power of the Holy Ghost. God has set us here in the last days, these days of apostasy, and would have us be burning and shining lights in the midst of an ungodly generation.
This is my desire too: I am hungry that I may be more full, that God may choose me for His service. And I know that the greatest qualification is to be filled with the Spirit. The Holy Spirit has the divine commission from heaven to impart revelation to every son of God concerning the Lord Jesus, to unfold to us the gifts and the fruit of the Spirit.
“Stephen, full of faith and power,
did great wonders and miracles among the people”
Who or what is Holy Spirit? Do you realize the entirety of Who He is? One deeply spiritual teacher from the past, A W Tozer, wrote about Holy Spirit:
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A PERSON. He is not enthusiasm. He is not courage. He is not energy. He is not the personification of all good qualities, like Jack Frost is the personification of cold weather.
Actually, the Holy Spirit is not the personification of anything. He is a Person, the same as you are a person, but not material substance. He has individuality. He is one being and not another. He has will and intelligence. He has hearing. He has knowledge and sympathy and ability to love and see and think. He can hear, speak, desire, grieve and rejoice. He is a Person.
Another anointed teacher, Smith Wigglesworth, wrote:
“The Holy Ghost is the executive of Jesus Christ and the Father. If you want to know the mind of God, you must have the Holy Ghost to bring God's latest thought to you and to tell you what to do.
There is a place where God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, reigns supreme in our lives. The Spirit reveals, unfolds, takes of the things of Christ and shows them to us, and prepares us to be more than a match for satanic forces.
It is possible to hear and yet not conceive the truth. It is possible to read the Word and not share in the life it brings. It is necessary for us to have the Holy Spirit to unfold the Word and bring to us the life that is Christ. We can never fully understand the wonders of this redemption until we are full of the Holy Spirit.
We grow from glory to glory. Not all understanding is given to us at once. I had a wonderful experience last year~ I realized that the Holy Spirit, as a person, loves me like Jesus and the Father do. Once this truth invaded my spirit, a whole new relationship with Holy Spirit developed; I was able to love Him and experience the love He holds for me. How awesome to have His loving presence with me constantly!
My friends, seek to know Holy Spirit intimately, and you will also personally experience the wonder of His love.