The Spirit’s Voice
(cont’d from the previous edition) The last statement from Edition 11 of this article was:
‘Oh, if only we would believe; the works of Christ and even His greater works will be done by us (Jn 14:12); unbelief is the worse sin ever; a much terrible hindering force to our blessings and joy than the devil himself. The book of Hebrews 11:6 says,
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him…” Faith is the Holy Spirit’s gift; “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all… to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit”’ (1Cor 12:7,9).
Why the insistent stress on the Holy Spirit? As already said in the previous article; ‘…there can never be connection with God without the Holy Ghost; “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (Jn 4:24) Paul in his letter to the Corinthians buttressed this point;
“But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.” (1Cor 2:10-12) NKJV
How can we relate with this Great Almighty Spirit Being; our Heavenly Father; GOD, with carnal approach or ordinary human methods? The Spirit of God within our spirit being can only intimate our true worship to and relationship or communion with Him.
There is no such Christianity devoid of this spiritual link or bond! Because many of us lack this divine concept, we are running the Christian race downhill with empty tanks; but it may not take us long to discover that deficiency when the voyage turns uphill. The Holy Spirit is the fuel that drives the engine of faith within us to sustain our communion with God on our knees; in prayer!
At this point, we plead with our readers to do all you can to overthrow the powers and “…every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ…” (2Cor 10:5) NKJV We may never dispute the reality that many of us are being detracted by denominational creeds and rituals above the Bible; and this is the highest degree of digression from the Truth; in other words, the ministry of Christ Jesus which should be actively functional in the believer is hindered. Check closely at what you truly accept as a Christian; not as a member of whatever…
The Bible in Colossians 2:8 says; “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.” NKJV. It must be ‘according to Christ’ or it is the philosophy and empty deceit of men and the world; there is no middle position; no sitting on the fence; it is either satan or God through Christ Jesus! And so, if it must be God and not the traditions or basic principles of the world, then the Holy Spirit must be voluntarily and humbly allowed to rule the heart, then the confession and so the life’s conduct and behavior!
Friends, do you want to make the God’s intended difference in life? Then you must be prepared to pay the price of a boycott from ordinary life; bearing the pain of keeping away from the so-called popular arenas seeking for perishable or non-lasting recognitions; and totally switch over to the uncommon lifestyle presented to us by our Lord Jesus Christ!
Take note of 1Cor 2:14; “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” Also read; Mt 16:23; Rom 8:5-7; 1Cor 1:18,23; Jude 1:19. Get out from the world of religions and draw closer to God by following the footsteps of Jesus and find great assurance of eternal life.