I’m amazed! I’m absolutely astounded that many Christians refer to the Holy Spirit as “it!”. When the Bible talks about the Holy Spirit, the Bible is talking about a person. HE is the very 3rd person of the Trinity, the very Spirit of the mighty living God, and not just a loose force in the world that you toss to people like a football. HE is not something you blow on people and they fall, No! You don’t blow on people the Holy Spirit.
- Isaiah 34:16 tells us that the Holy Spirit of God controls the course of history.
- Nehemiah 9:30 and Zechariah 7:12 tells us that the Holy Spirit reveals God’s truth and will.
- Psalm 143:10 tells us that God’s people will know the way to faithfulness through the Holy Spirit.
- Genesis 34 and Numbers 11 tells us that the Holy Spirit of God equips individuals for leadership.
The Holy Spirit is no other than the supernatural mighty power of God, the very breath of God himself. HE is NOT given to us so that HE may serve our purpose or to become our personal genie, no and a million no! HE is the hurricane force that created the universe, HE is the almighty wind that blew on the dust, and Adam showed up. HE is the mighty wind that parted the red sea, HE is the supernatural power that breathes upon our dead soul, quickens our spirit, transforms our fallen nature, seals us for God’s ownership and fills us with HIS presence. HE is the power that guides us, leads us and empowers us to live a Holy and righteous life.
“The Holy Spirit never enters a man and then lets him live like the world. You can be sure of that.” – A.W. Tozer
John 14:16 clearly tells us that the Holy is permanent, a done deal and would be with us forever. But while we are sealed with the Holy Spirit, filling of the Holy Spirit is continuous. The sealing of the Holy Spirit is dependent only upon God’s gracious favour, while the filling of the Holy Spirit is dependent upon us asking HIM moment of everyday to be filled with HIS Spirit. To be filled with the Holy Spirit, we must be emptied of ourselves.
Just as a key is needed to open the car doors and start the engine so is Jesus the way the truth and the light. We cannot come to the Father unless through HIM. When we do start the car we would need fuel from time to time and similarly, the fuel that drives us is the filling of the Holy Spirit (the car). For it is indeed HIM who began a good work in you, and the very ONE who will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:6)