THE MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND HIS JOINT MISSION WITH THE FATHER AND THE SON

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THE MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND HIS JOINT MISSION WITH THE FATHER AND THE SON

I want to start this write up by first, pointing out some notable points we need to grasp.

• If you don’t have the presence of the Holy Spirit in you, there is a great tendency to deny Christ when persecution comes e.g. Peter

• Our communal or cooperate prayers are not enough to equip us with the full measure of the Holy Spirit’s presence we need, much personal efforts through devotions are needed.

• The way umbilical cord holds or connects a baby and the mother, is the same way the Holy Spirit connects us with the Father and the Son; connects divinity to humanity.

• The difference between a believer and an unbeliever is the activeness and dominant state of the Holy Spirit in a believer, which is dormant in an unbeliever.

• It will inrerest you to know that Suit does not contain anointing; neither does coat depict spirit filled man.

Most Christians don’t realize how involved the Holy Spirit is in everything that the Lord does. They do not ascribe nearly enough importance to the Holy Spirit and what He is doing in the Church of Christ today.

In Genesis 1:1-2, the Bible says,
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”

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In the beginning, God created all the elements needed for His creation. Then, everything else was formed from what had already been created. All the essential ingredients were in place. But nothing happened without the Spirit of God.
Notice specifically that the Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit) moved upon the face of the waters.

The English word “moved” was translated from the Hebrew word “rachaph.” It literally means “to brood.”* This is describing the manner of a hen sitting on her eggs to hatch them.
The Holy Spirit was brooding over the creation of God just waiting to bring forth whatever God the Father said. When the Lord said “Let there be light” (Gen. 1:3), then the power of the Holy Spirit brought that light into being. Likewise, with everything the Lord created and made, it was the power of the Holy Spirit that brought it all into existence.

God the Father conceived it. Jesus spoke it. And the Holy Spirit was the power that performed it (This is exactly the joint mission of the Trinity).

Everything God did in His creation was accomplished through the power of the Holy Spirit. When God the Father was ready to bring Jesus into the earth, He took the spoken Word (Jesus), the Holy Spirit brooded over Mary (a virgin), and she conceived Jesus’ physical body.
This perfectly illustrates the Trinity – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. They are one. In fact, they are so much one that they can’t operate independent of each other. They are a team. Jesus didn’t do any miracles or start His public ministry until after He had been anointed with the Holy Spirit.
If Jesus couldn’t or wouldn’t operate independently of the Holy Spirit, neither should we.

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No one can have an effective life or ministry without the power of the Holy Spirit working in him or her. This fact can’t be argued by anyone who truly believes the Bible is God’s Word. The Scriptures are replete with proof that it is “not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the LORD of hosts” (Zech. 4:6).

The sad truth is that denial of the ministry and power of the Holy Spirit is a convenient theology. Believing that miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit don’t operate today, excuses powerless living. If it’s true that the Holy Spirit is still willing to move as in biblical times (and it is true), then there is no excuse for living lives so far removed from the victory portrayed in God’s Word.

The number one reason people resist the ministry of the Holy Spirit is because it exposes the lack of power in their lives. And once exposed, it demands a change. In an attempt to avoid responsibility for change, they change the Scriptures instead of themselves. Of course, it’s not that blatant, but there is a predisposition against the ministry of the Holy Spirit, so the Scripture is twisted to support their views.

Haven read this, then, fan into flame the gifts you received when hands were laid upon you, and strengthen what you have before it dies completely.

Invite the person of the Holy Spirit again in your life and give him the driver’s seat of your life.

Udo diri gi!

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