So many believers are trying to live their Christian life without the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

We have been working on the importance of the Holy Spirit and our spiritual growth. Living the Christian life without the Holy Spirit is like driving your car with only 2 cylinders.  

Watchman Nee said, “We have the Holy Spirit within as life and without us as power and gift. If we are truly filled with the Holy Spirit within, we have the riches of the life of the Lord. If we do not have the riches of the spiritual life, this proves that although we have the Holy Spirit dwelling within us, we are not filled with Him.”

We receive the Holy Spirit at salvation.

However, the baptism of the Spirit is an infilling of the Spirit of God in and upon the believer. Some have described the Holy Spirit’s presence on the believer as being in, on, and upon.

The Spirit of God descended upon the disciples in the Upper Room. The disciples and everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and power.

When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly, there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:1-4, NKJV)

They were all filled as the Spirit gave them utterance to speak in known and heavenly languages. Those filled with the Spirit received supernatural ability to speak languages they had never spoken previously. They declared the great things that God was doing.

Jesus said, “But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. Nevertheless, I will tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. (John 16:5–7, NKJV)

As you can see, the Holy Spirit is paramount in assisting us in walking with God. God sent Jesus to save us from our sins, and Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to lead us and to guide us. Your spiritual growth can soar as you develop your relationship with the Holy Spirit.

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, “He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things I said to you.” (John 14:26, NKJV)

If Jesus sent the Holy Spirit, we should receive Him. Right?

Have you received the Holy Spirit? 

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” (Luke 11:13, NKJV)

Receiving the Holy Spirit is simple.

Just ask, and you will receive.

We will dive more into spiritual growth in the coming articles.

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