1 Corinthians 2:14 (NKJV)
14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Many people are afraid of the Holy Spirit. They make it complicated and spooky. It is neither of those things. This thought process is the trick of the enemy to try to keep people from reaching their full purpose by shutting down the voice of God that brings understanding and direction in their lives.
And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.”
When we get filled with the Holy Spirit it always comes with God’s voice. God placed His Spirit upon the prophets of the Old Testament to carry His voice. Now, as the Spirit came upon Jesus while getting baptized came with God’s voice, we also have access to His voice when get filled 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 that I said to you.
The Holy Spirit will not only help us understand spiritual things, but will teach and help us remember God’s Word. We can then use it to fulfill our purpose and have victory over the enemy. He will fill our minds with thoughts (revelation) to help us throughout our journey through life.
But when they arrest you and deliver you up, do not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit will give us the right words to say at the right moment. When we are connected to the Holy Spirit, we don’t have to worry in times of trouble about what we are to say. Our words will bring peace and deliverance. The Holy Spirit will always speak truth.
But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,
If we want to see on earth as it is in heaven, then we need the Spirit of God to show us what that looks like. The Holy Spirit gives us access to see the glory of God! In return we can pray more effectively and see better results in our lives.
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
God pours His love in us through the Holy Spirit. God loves us all, but when we have His Spirit, we experience it in our hearts and have hope that the world cannot have without it. His Spirit brings us righteousness, peace and joy. Even when all things around us are in turmoil, we can enjoy these gifts. They belong to us and are strong weapons against the devil’s tactics.
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit gives us power. We can be overflowed with hope in a hopeless world and in what seems to be hopeless situations. The Spirit will lead us into right decisions and make us more aware of what is going on around us. When we listen to the Holy Spirit, He will bring understanding and direction to keep us on the right path and save us from our mistakes or even get out of them when we mess up. There is no weird ritual that we need to go through to receive the Holy Spirit and all of His benefits.
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!”
All we need to do is ask to be filled. God wants us all to experience His fullness. Everything that Jesus died for is available to us. Everything He left us including complete victory, healing, deliverance, authority, dominion, and restoration of fellowship with our Father God. This all happens through our communion with the Holy Spirit. The Spirit speaks to us, we go through Jesus in prayer and it is heard by our Father in heaven and He answers. We need His Spirit to live the life we are purposed for. Without it we lack the understanding that we need to fulfill our assignments and live abundantly. We gain supernatural wisdom, a knowing in our heart on how to make decisions. We see through God’s eyes and have a greater perspective on what to do next. We have inside strategy on how to do everything. God will get glory from our lives when we are operating them by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Father, we thank You for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Forgive us for thinking we can do things in our own strength without the help of the power that the Holy Spirit gives us. We ask that You fill us with Your Holy Spirit now and pour Your love in our hearts. Give us awareness of how to be led by the Spirit. We want to know Him as friend and fellowship with Him continuously. Help us recognize when the Holy Spirit is moving and teach us how to respond. We want to experience Your fullness so that our lives can give You glory. Help us know our purpose by the leading of Your Spirit. Activate the gifts inside of us by the power of the Holy Spirit. Make us one with You. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!