What is the Work Of The Holy Spirit Part ll

The Precious Gift of His COMFORTER

“What is the Work of the HOLY SPIRIT?”

Part II

We have been redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus! We must learn to fully trust that God our Father and Creator really knows what is best for us. He gave us His Holy Spirit, His Comforter to help us so, when you walk in the Spirit you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.” Remember there is an ongoing war between the spirit and the flesh! When you really commit to the Lord’s way there will definitely be some spiritual warfare launched against you. Yes! You will still be able to enjoy many things in life! But you will have to live life on a deeper level.



Think about this for a moment! God knows who and what you need. He has promised to “supply ALL of your needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus.” Remember Jesus was here from the very beginning. The “earth is the Lord’s and everything in it...” The work of the Holy Spirit is to help us go through life challenges and Rejoice in knowing God as the ultimate Father. To illuminate our path and open our understanding to what the Word of God is saying to us! “We are more than conquerors with the Lord!”

Upon the profession of your faith and the acceptance of Jesus Christ as your personal Savior; You cannot just continue to live the same way. Some things must change. If you have an addiction. God is able! For some you may be delivered instantly for others it may take a lot longer. For others it may require a visit to rehab! You must begin to allow the Lord to relieve your inner pain rather than stay addicted! Allow the pain to come to the surface without anesthetizing yourself. God really does know everything that has ever happened in your life as well as everything you have done. He truly loves you. He is LOVE! Some of those bad habits at some point must begin to go by the wayside.


The first thing someone usually says is well; “Nobody’s Perfect.” We are not talking about flawlessness. We are talking about becoming complete. WE must not hide behind excuses. We must do all that we can to allow your NEW nature to become dominant! To begin move towards consistently surrendering to the Lord and gaining control over your flesh. You know if you are getting better, growing spiritually or basically staying the same? It’s not really about trying to present a picture to someone. Its about letting who you were created to be emerge! God knows the TRUTH!



Now, you must begin to exercise self control and not just say anything or do anything you feel like doing. There is a plethora of words in the dictionary to choose from. We are not to let sin reign or control and overtake our lives. Yes, we must abide by the laws of the land. Yes, things happen that are beyond our control. Yes you may slip up but don’t stay there. First and foremost we are now children of God. “In the world but not of the world.” We are to exercise self control which is part of the Fruit of His Spirit. When things get out of control and are beyond our control; as Carrie Underwood sings we can now let “Jesus Take The Wheel” of our lives. This is true no matter where or who you are.



Take some time and see where you are in your relationship with the Lord. What is The Work Of The HOLY SPIRIT? Is there something missing in your life? Do you ever feel alone? Do you just go along with the majority when its not right? Do you need more peace in your life? You cannot undo anything that has happened? Nor can you change anyone. But you can begin to go through the rest of your life knowing that you have a constant companion, readily available to help you make better life decisions. Jesus wants you to enjoy life.



The family of God is vast, universal and forever growing. God did not create us to be like someone else. Praise God! He has a place that only you can fill! We have been given the amazing wonderful gift of eternal life that goes on throughout forever… Remember He came for you to have a rich, full abundant life? Commence to praise God daily for our victory is through Christ Jesus! His marvelous precious gift of His Holy Spirit is given to us for a purpose. Jesus is alive! His Word is alive! He lives in us! His kingdom is at hand! We can call on Jesus at anytime and anywhere to save us from allowing sin to reign or take control. Does this mean that everything will work out? No and yes. The enemy will try and wreak havoc in your life. Initially things may even get worse before they get better.



Be prepared for you will be faced with many obstacles, a lot of opposition and much spiritual warfare. Much of it will come from those who you may probably have least expected? Know life wants to distract you from your true purpose! Even during these times of a global economic recession regardless of what your station is in life, it is your position in Christ that is of the most importance. What Is The Work of The HOLY SPIRIT? There are significant benefits as the Fruit of His Spirit begins to manifest in your life. Your perspective and perception deepens, your focus becomes different. Your discernment and sensitivity becomes sharper, there is now more clarity, you become more responsibly prudent and you are not so easily fooled or towed right along. It also means becoming sanctified, set apart. Please know that this does not mean the same thing as becoming religious. How is this? Now you have discovered you are a “living sanctuary.” You now live to discover His right way of living.


Although you might be considered as a sheep to be slaughtered or insignificant, you now know that “In all things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” You can pragmatically comprehend and realistically see Him through your spiritual eyes all around you in so many different ways. You also know that you are never alone!



Life becomes beautiful even when it becomes difficult. You can boldly speak the Truth in love, because you know that God is Love! It tremendously helps to know what God says about love. God’s Truth sets you free! Sometimes you even have to understand when no one else does. You may also have to stand when no one understands you. Sometimes you just have to quiet. “Be STILL and KNOW.” You now have an awakening in your soul!


You will discover that your real, genuine, authentic security and significance is in knowing Him! Your desire now is becoming to begin seeking to please Him above everything else. This is what it means to “Seek ye first His kingdom and His righteousness.” Asyou begin to seek the Lord first you also begin to learn how to lean and trust Him more. According to Romans 14 “The kingdom of God is not a matter of eating or drinking, but of righteousness, Peace and Joy in the Holy Spirit because anyone who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God…”

When life’s burdens becomes unbearable just know He is a burden bearer. BE ENCOURAGED GOD HAS GOT IT UNDER HIS CONTROL! God promises are All true and He has promised “That in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose...” What is the work of the Holy Spirit? Life becomes an adventurous journey as you learn to live to please the Lord. You are never alone! His Holy Spirit is always there to help become your Navigator, Friend and Guide. This is true when His purpose in your life becomes your purpose! “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of His Holy Spirit .” Romans 15. To God Be The Glory!


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bayareagreatthing 7 years ago from Bay Area California

we are the temple of the Holy Spirit! That is awesome and amazing to think about. What a beautiful benefit that he is our comforter! Thank you DeBorrah for letting your light shine! May I share with you a few things with you that I wrote? http://hubpages.com/hub/What-About-the-Holy-Spirit...

God Bless you friend!


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Thank you for a good hub. May God continue to guide you to to help others through your writing.


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creativeone59 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thank you for a hub of soul seraching, you touch eveyones heart. thanks for sharing. creativeone59


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

bayareagreatthing

Thank you for visiting. Isn't it so very wonderful to know that there are many ways to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

eiron

Thank you for taking the time to visit and your gracious words of encouragement. May the Lord guide you as well!

Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Creativeone59

Thank you again for your kind words. Its always a pleasure

Blessings


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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK

Thanks for this lovely message. I am very encouraged by your words in the last para. "God has got it under Control". Its reassuring. I wish I could be in tune with the H/Spirit 24/7 and I'm sure that's a peaceful experience, but I'm not. (After praying, it takes just a few hours and worrying sets in again). Guess it takes a lot of discipline. Regards, Elena.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Lady E

You are right, knowing "God has it all under His control" is always reassuring. God is the ultimate Father at some point it ALL Will work out for your GOOD. He knows everything past, present and future. He also knows what is best for us. When something is not happening He knows that too. Remember you are forever growing the Lord also knows your limits. Just continue to give whatever it is to Him this will build your TRUST in Him.

Thank you again, your visits are always welcome

Blessings


Paul Draper 7 years ago

You are a blessing not only to myself; and family, But to the World at large, May you continue to knock at the doors of those you love; an those that draw strength from your words of wisdom, that the Lord has embedded in your heart.Laus Deo


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Paul Draper,

Welcome and Thank You my Brother Paul! I Thank the Lord for in Him truly you are a new creature. Continue to let Him mold you. May you continue to experience The invaluable riches of His LOVE, Joy, Peace, Forgiveness, Understanding and so much more....

Much Love to you!

Blessings


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

You are an outstanding teacher. I never told you this, but I first started reading your Hubs because of your photo. It's not just how pretty you are. Your face is so pleasant and it shines with love. Only once in a great while do I see a person with that light beaming right out of their face. You have it.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

James, I am humbled by your comments. I am so thankful for the Love the Lord has allowed me to experience. The love of my wonderful brilliant husband, the love of my mother and father who have gone on to be with the Lord. My Mom always said she prayed to have me, I am named after the first woman judge in the Bible!

I cannot express the magnitude of my life experiences raised as an only daughter amidst ten brothers. (Or should I say ten fathers) That is why I can stand boldy and sometimes quietly, but like a lady! Blessed with five wonderful children and …… I cannot really express in words how it is to know without a doubt that you are loved and it is your desire to impart that inexpressible indefinable joy that comes from having the Lord’s presence in your life! “The Lord is the strength of my life!” God’s precious Holy Spirit is available to “whosoever will let him come...” I know that even when you can’t see the sun shining it is still shining above the clouds! Again thank you. James your visits are always a pleasure. To God Be The Glory!

Blessings


PieterTheProphet 7 years ago

Very inspiring. I am always intrigued by the parallels between Faith and secular philosophical thought. It really does seem to come from a single source. Some how we have learned this way. Where are our next steps going to lead? You seem to be sure, and that gives us all strength.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Pieter The Prophet,

Thank you for visiting. I am glad that you have been inspired. I have studied secular philosophy as well as comparative religions and have traveled throughout the world. I understand from a counseling perspective learned behavior. It is because of those many experiences my relationship with the Lord has been fortified. I can honestly say that there is no doubt whatsoever as far as my Faith and Trust in God! The Joy of the Lord is my strength. Again thank you. Your comments and your visits are always welcomed.

Blessings


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TimeHealsAll 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

Oh how i enjoyed reading this! This is truly a great example of how the spirit of God works in us, to complete us by guiding us towards the truth and set us free from bondage and give us a peace that surpasses all comprehension. Praise be to the Lord for all he has done!!! Keep up the good works and God Bless you!!!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

TimeHealsAll,

Thank you and yes it is amazing how the Lord works! I can feel your Joy in knowing Him through your words! Yes! His Peace is wonderful! Praise God!

Thank you and please come again!

Blessings!


Trudee 6 years ago

This is a GEM!!God bless you and thank-you


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Trudee, Thank you for stopping by to share! Peace & Blessings!

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