What Is the Work of The Holy Spirit
A Constant COMFORTER
A Constant Comforter
What Is The Work of THE HOLY SPIRIT?
Despite the lessening residual impact of the economic recession we all have been globally experiencing there is no recession in Heaven! Despite the fact that the United States of America was actually "Shut Down!" KNOW that God is still in control! All God's promises are true whether you believe them or not! God is able! The Lord has a limitless reservoir and a multitude of ways of providing for any and everything we might ever need in order to live life on this side of heaven. “The earth is the Lord’s and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein .”
What is the work of the Holy Spirit? In His Word He tells us that “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ” God’s Word actually became flesh and dwelt among us! To those who believe we have been given “the right to become children of God.” Once we accept Jesus as Savior and Lord His Holy Spirit takes up residence within us. We then must daily ask to be filled by His presence. When we do this we are able to access the spiritual strength necessary to overcome walking in the flesh. We then begin to recognize things about ourselves and those around us that were once simply overlooked. We also begin to respond quite differently. This is why we pray “Give us today our daily bread.” God has promised to take care of His children.His Word is “manna from heaven” it is spiritual food necessary for our soul’s wellbeing. I do not at all mean this in a ritualistic legalistic manner. It may help to perhaps begin try thinking of His Word as a vital daily necessary delicious nutritious passion fruit full of essential nutrients? It is supposed to be “a lamp unto our feet and a Light unto our path.”
Are you feeling a great void? Are you feeling alone? Does your life have meaning? It is important to know that you have a purpose. What is the work of the Holy Spirit? s Holy Spirit is available as our constant Guide.
The Holy Spirit is our internal Counselor our source of spiritual understanding. Jesus lived on this earth in the flesh as a sinless man as an example for us. He went through persecutions, mistreatment, physical punishment, being totally misunderstood and lied upon, and many many other unpleasant intolerable and difficult situations for us! He demonstrated while in the flesh that despite the way He was treated He could remain obedient to the call on His life. He remained focused on His purpose and He lived righteously and victoriously! His purpose was to fulfill the will of our Father. He gave His life so we could live life more abundantly. Abundance meaning having plenty or more than enough not just materially but emotionally and spiritually as well. His abundance yields wholeness!
Take some time and feast on what God’s Word tells us in Galatians 5 about the works of the flesh and the Fruit of His Spirit. God did not make us robots. He allows us the right to choose. Yes, there is liberty in Christ, but know that there are consequences for those choices. God’s Word is full of a plethora of endless examples of real people who were not very different from us. We can learn a lot from some of the things that they went through. We can make better life decisions or do the same, or just ignore it completely and simply do our own thing?
Jesus Christ gave His life so we could have the indwelling presence of His Holy Spirit. Did you know “He chose us before the foundation of the world, to be Holy and blameless in His sight.” It is in His sight that really matters, because He sees us from the inside out. God knows who belongs to Him, He knows all about us. He knew in the very beginning what would be going on right NOW!
The world at large does not embrace what God has to say. In many ways it encourages you to do the very opposite. Just do whatever makes you feel good! No wonder that the Supreme Court of the United States of America voted to approve same sex unions. Today just about anything goes... The noise of the world continues to get louder and make more demands to satisfy the desires of the flesh! God's Word is too often set aside! When you truly Love, trust & depend upon the Lord, brace yourself for the unexpected The world as well as some of your friends and love ones will think you are a bit strange when you sincerely commit to HIS WILL & HIS WAY!!! GOOD! As a child of GOD we are supposed to be peculiar to the world! Rest in knowing that you are on a firm foundation when you truly TRUST GOD! HE WILL MAKE YOUR PATH STRAIGHT! We are to be "in the world but not of the world!"
One must become discerning to know the difference! Yes we can enjoy the arts, sports, recreation, travel, and so much more. But as His children we should first diligently seek Him and strive to faithfully, daily live our lives to PLEASE & PRAISE HIM! Not just on Sunday, but each and every day. Each of our lives have a purpose? The beautiful thing about God is; it does not matter how young or old you are GOD has no grandchildren. We are all children in His sight and as long as He has us on this side of heaven we are here to learn and grow gracefully!
The greatest thing that you could ever really do is give your life to Jesus! Pause Ponder and think about that for a moment. God is the Giver and Sustainer of life! What does it mean to really give your life to Jesus! It is so much more than just walking down the aisle and… Is there something, some situation or someone you need to give to Jesus? GOD WANTS TO BE A PART OF EVERY AREA OF OUR LIFE! Although it may get difficult at times, just know it may not feel good but, HE IS ABLE! Confess! Repent! Seek His direction. Then apply His Word. When you accept Him as Lord of your life, in His time He can and will work everything out for your GOOD as He has promised! Now this does not mean at all that everything will be good. But it is true in His time, He will work it all out for GOOD… Change is inevitable.
Crisis' will come and go in our lives. The seasons change but you must know GOD IS ALWAYS IN SEASON! It is during these times we must learn to Trust God, apply His Word within our lives each day and become resilient. This will help you to be able to cope with any seasonal crisis. To become better and not bitter! Spend some time today in the presence of the Lord! God is able! We have been given a constant Comforter! THANK YOU LORD! & PRAISE GOD!