John 14:15-18 (NKJV)
Jesus Promises Another Helper
15 “If you love Me, keep[a] My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
Jesus didn’t leave us alone. He lives in us and helps us by the leading of the Holy Spirit. I never taught my son to restart the phone to make it run better. He got help when I was unavailable. When I ask my son how did he get so smart, his answer is always God did it. He says that when he has questions he asks God and God puts thoughts in his mind that make him smart.
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 is a teacher. As we study the Word of God and experience life lessons. He will bring back to our remembrance information that we have stored. He will guide us into truth. He will give us strategy. We can ask the Holy Spirit for instructions in everything. We don’t have to limit Him to only the “big” stuff. God is concerned about all things that concern us (Psalm 138:8), for my son it was his game and God used it to teach him to obey the Holy Spirit.
Luke 11:13 (NKJV)
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!”
Some might say, but he is only 4. There is no age limit to when someone can be filled with the Holy Spirit. John the Baptist was filled in his mother’s womb. As believers, we ALL have access to the Holy Spirit. This is where our power lives. This is the place where Jesus lives in us! It is only weird when we make it weird. When we teach our children young, it becomes normal to them and part of their culture. Think about how successful they can be at a young age if they know how to let the Holy Spirit guide them into their purpose!
Still not convinced?
Acts 15:7-11 (NKJV)
7 And when there had been much dispute, Peter rose up and said to them: “Men and brethren, you know that a good while ago God chose among us, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe. 8 So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He did to us, 9 and made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. 10 Now therefore, why do you test God by putting a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? 11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ[a] we shall be saved in the same manner as they.”
This text is addressing how people were binding the gentiles to the laws of religion that Jesus came to free us from. It speaks of God knowing our hearts and not making distinctions but purifying us by faith. Placing age limits on the Holy Spirit is a religious spirit. God wants all who have faith to believe to be free! If our children experience this freedom at a young age, the devil doesn’t stand a chance. If they can tap into their identity and purpose through the Holy Spirit, they will be well equipped to overcome and conquer any obstacle that the enemy tries to derail them with.
We are raising a generation of Kingdom Ambassadors. They are going to arise in power and without fear of the enemy. They will know who they are and why they are here. They will know their assignment and fulfill their purpose. Miracle, signs, and wonders will be their portion and the gates of hell will not prevail against them.
It is time to come out of religion and enter into the Spirit. We serve a Supernatural God that cannot be contained in a religious box. The Holy Spirit has all of the answers to your questions. You only need to ask. Let’s teach our children now how to listen for His guidance so they can walk boldly as Ambassadors for Christ.
Father, we thank you for sending the helper of the Holy Spirit. Forgive us for putting Him in a box and placing limits on His power. We ask for the Holy Spirit to be fully active in our lives and in the lives of our children. Teach us how to yield to what the Spirit is saying and obey His instructions. Help us recognize His lead even when He is leading our children. Make us fully aware of the constant help that we have and not let it go to waste. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!