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The ministry and mission of the holy spirit.
The greatest gift God gave to the believer is the gift of the Holy spirit. Jesus made a striking statement before he left the earth. He said it is expedient that I leave. Jesus was healing the sick, raising the dead and setting the bound loose. It was written about him in Acts of the apostle “how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power who went about healing all those that were oppressed of the devil for God was with him. Despite all the good Jesus did on earth, he still said that is was very important that he goes to the father in order to send the Holy spirit. This means to a great deal that the Holy spirit will do much better than Jesus did. The work of the Holy spirit in the life of a believer cannot be over emphasized. Let's consider some of the ministries of the Holy spirit in the life of a believer.
- TO TEACH. Before I gave my life to Jesus and received the Holy spirit, I always find it difficult to read and understand the scriptures. Remember that word was written by the inspiration of the Holy spirit and we also need the Holy Spirit for its interpretation.
…he shall teach you all things. John 14vs26
For the Holy Ghost shall teach you all things. Luke 12vs12.
The holy spirit has come to teach us the word of God, the mind of God and to show us the way and also teach us how to work with God. The Holy spirit also brings to your remembrance the things you have been taught.
And bring all things to your remembrance whatsoever I have said unto you.
I don’t think any teacher will come to the examination hall and remind his or her student what he has taught them on the examination day. But this is one of the work of the Holy Spirit.
For the Holy Spirit shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say. Luke 12vs12
- REVELATION: Another work of the Holy Spirit is to reveal to us the mind of God. For God has revealed them to us by his spirit, for the spirit searches all things, yea the deep things of God. For what knoweth a man except the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knoweth no man but the spirit of God.
The Holy Spirit has also come to reveal the things of the father to his children. Nobody knows a man except the spirit of that man so also God gave us His spirit that we might know him. The spirit does not only reveal to us things about God but it also reveals deeper things of God. Through the revelation of the holy spirit, we are able to know the things which are freely given to us by God.
Now we have received not the spirit of the world but the spirit which is of God, that we may know the things which are freely given to us by God 1cor 2vs12.
No one can know the things that God has in stock for his children except through the revelation of the holy spirit. That’s why the bible said eyes has not seen, nor ears heard neither have it entered it the hearts of, men the things which God hath prepared for them that love God. It has not been revealed to the heart of men but those that have the spirit of God have gotten the revelation of what God has prepared for them that love him. he makes us understand who we are and what belongs to us.
TO COMFORT. Just as his name is, so is he. He is our comforter and he has come to make us comfortable in every area of life. The Holy Spirit was sent to establish comfort for the children of God. Jesus promised that he will not leave us (his disciples or followers) comfortless, he made a promise to send us (his disciples or followers) a comforter in the person of the Holy spirit. He brings an end to pains and sorrows in our life.
TO MAKE US SONS OF GOD. The Holy Spirit makes us to become sons of God. Paul speaking in Romans 8 vs 14 for as many as are led by the spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Note that when you accept Jesus into your life you automatically become a child of God but when you receive the Holy Spirit, you become the son of God. Jesus said in John chapter 1 vs 12 for as many as receive him, to them gave he the power to become sons of God. The holy spirit takes you from the level of just been a child to becoming a son where you can handle the things of the kingdom. God can handle some responsibilities to your care because you got his spirit inside of you. No man can give responsibility of controlling his empire to his 5year old child not because he those not want to but because the child does not have the ability to handle that empire. The presence of The Holy Ghost endures you with power and that’s why Paul can boldly say he can do all things just because of the power that is at work in his life.
The ministry of the Holy spirit cannot be overemphasized. He is all we need to make our journey on earth. It is the spirit that quickeneth, the flesh profits nothing, the words that I speak unto you they are spirit and they are life.
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