The objective of this is to understand how can the Holy Spirit work in our lives and the result for yielding our control to Him.
Read Romans 12:1-8 and 1Corinthinas 2! Is to long for me to write it down :) but a must read.
What the Holy Spirit did for and in you and me when we became a christian?
- In 1 Corinthians 3:16 “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?“
- In Ephesians 4:30 “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.“
- 1 Corinthians 12:13 “For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.” We were baptized into one body!
- 2 Corinthians 5:5 “Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.“
In summary of this. We are the temple of God in which we have been sealed, baptized into one body, guaranteed by God!
According to Romans 8:16 and 8:26.27 the Spirit joins with you and me and he intercedes in our behalves, when we don’t know what to say he speaks for us in our behalves.
I mean that alone how wonderful is that?!!!
He helps us in the little and the big, and how intelligent is the Holy Spirit that he knows the mind of God.
I know sometimes I am speechless and have no idea what to say to God, but the Holy Spirit is right there to help us in our weakness and he speaks for us, He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. (Romans 8:27)
Results of being filled with the Holy Spirit
These verse were an eye opener for me.
Acts 1:8 says “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Acts 4:29 says “Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.”
Acts 4:31 says “After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.”
So what is the result of being filled with the Spirit?
We receive power and speak God’s word with confidence and with boldness.
If that’s not powerful then I don’t know what is!
How awesome is that, that God has not only given us a helper, to help us with our everyday life and interceded for us, but he has given us power and boldness!
I think sometimes we forget this, I know I do.
But in order for us to have a successful Christian life and service we must be filled with the Holy Spirit according to Ephesians 5:18 “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.”
This is that bible verse where people get confused about drinking. It does not say don’t drink it says don’t get drunk.
If you think about it when someone drinks and gets drunk who is in control? The Holy Spirit or you?
So this verse says to let the Holy Spirit take control not the booze.
I leave you with these questions….
Are you filled with the Holy Spirit?
How do you know?
If not what makes you think you are not?
Do you desire to be filled with the Holy Spirit? Why?
I hope this helped you understand the relationship we have with the Holy Spirit when we receive Christ as our savior!
Please share your thoughts and comments!