But before I do, I want to give you some very key verses from Scripture on the Holy Spirit Himself so this part of the walk will not scare you or intimidate you. The following verses I will now give you are major key verses on the Holy Spirit Himself, and they will all set the stage for you to be able to receive direct supernatural communication from Him from time to time. Again, I know some pastors are afraid to open up this supernatural realm to their flocks, but these verses all are all straight forward and they are meaning exactly what they are saying.
As a result, I believe these verses should be taught by the churches so their people will at least know what the Bible has to say about this subject matter, and from there, each person can then make up their own mind as to whether or not they want to tread into these kinds of deeper waters with the Lord.
If God did not want this kind of information and knowledge in our lives, then He would have never put these kinds of verses in the Bible. But since He did, this tells me that He wants His people to have access to this revelation and from there, they can then decide if they want to try and develop this part of their walk with the Lord. Now onto some very key Scripture verses on the Holy Spirit that will set this kind of stage up for you. The very first thing you will need to know if you want to learn how to be led by the Holy Spirit is that you can develop a direct personal relationship with Him just like you already have with God and Jesus.
If the Holy Spirit is going to start to supernaturally communicate to you in a wide variety of ways, then the first thing you are going to want to do is to make direct personal contact with Him, since you are now going to be working very closely with Him if you want to develop this part of your walk with the Lord. Here are two very key verses from the apostle Paul telling us that we are allowed to have direct communication and direct fellowship with the Holy Spirit Himself:.
In other words, the apostle Paul is telling us that we can have direct communion and direct fellowship with the Holy Spirit Himself. Put those two key words together and they spell one thing — personal relationship. Not only can we develop a close personal relationship with both God the Father and Jesus Christ, but these two additional verses are telling us that we can also develop a close personal relationship direct with the Holy Spirit Himself. Before you can believe that the Holy Spirit can guide you, lead you, and teach you in this life, you will need the specific Scripture verses showing us that He does have this kind of personal ministry with all of us.
And these next set of verses are going to give you that specific revelation. And if He is going to be our personal Guide and Teacher in this life, then this means He will start to communicate to us so He can teach us what He wants to teach us. And our part will then be to learn how He will communicate to us so we can pick up that communication when He does start to release it to us.
Put these two verses together with the first two verses above about having direct fellowship and direct communion with the Holy Spirit, and you can tell that God is letting all of us know loud and clear that we can enter into this supernatural realm with the Holy Spirit. If God is telling us that the Holy Spirit will be guiding us and teaching us in this life, then we can comfortably enter into that realm with Him so He can then begin to do that kind of deeper work with each one of us. These last set of verses I will now give you will put the icing on this entire cake.
Not only does God want us to establish a direct personal relationship with the Holy Spirit, along with allowing us to be led and taught by Him in this life, but now God is going to take it one more step further. These next set of verses are now going to tell us that we are not to resist, quench, rebel, or grieve the Holy Spirit.
In other words, once the Holy Spirit starts to become very active in your life, and He then starts the process of guiding you and teaching you in this life, from there, God will want you to work very closely with Him. God will not want you to resist Him, quench Him, grieve Him, or rebel against Him.
When you really study the intense wording of these verses, you can tell that God the Father is telling all of us loud and clear that once the Holy Spirit starts to move in on you and your life, that He will want us to work in cooperation with Him. God does not want us resisting Him, quenching Him, grieving Him, or trying to rebel against Him. And that is not a place you want to be in with the Lord. The other thing to pick up on these verses is that they are more proof that the Holy Spirit does have a specific ministry with all of us and that He can become very active in our daily lives.
If the Holy Spirit did not have the job and the ability to become very active in our daily lives, then the Bible would not be using the words quenching, resisting, rebelling, or grieving the Holy Spirit. If you are quenching the Holy Spirit, then this means He is already moving in on you to try and help you out. Otherwise, there would be nothing to quench. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this , which ye now see and hear.
This is the same Spirit which guided the prophets in the Old Testament Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. White, The Review and Herald, May 19, par. It works in and through every one who receives Christ. Those who know the indwelling of the Spirit reveal the fruits of the Spirit,-'love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith. White, Bible Echo, June 17, par.
It is Christ who 'dwells in our hearts' Ephesians 3: It is Christ who lives in us Galatians 2: It is Christ in us, that ' Spirit ' which gives us life Romans 8: And as Paul confirmed in Galatians 4: Which is why Paul also said in 2 Corinthians 3: This is so important friend. We need the Spirit of Christ, as the Holy Spirit, not 'another spirit being' Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ , he is none of his.
We do not need a being who cannot sympathize with our affirmities.
We do not need a being who cannot understand what it's like to be tempted in this mortal, sinful flesh. We need a being who has been tempted in all points as we are. We need a being who knows how to deliver us from sin and temptation. We need a being who gained the victory over sin and knows what it takes to live a perfect life in obedience to, and full dependence upon God the Father.
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He is the one who comes to us and helps us. We want the Holy Spirit, which is Jesus Christ. White, Letter 66, April 10, , par. This I have proved Him to be. When the Israelites complained of thirst in the wilderness, Moses was told to speak to the rock of Meribah, and it would provide them with 'abundant water', as recorded in Numbers Now who does that 'rock' represent, and what does the water out of the rock represent?
Let's allow the Word of God itself to tell us:. So the 'flowing water' represents the Holy Spirit. And where does this flowing river of living water come from? Don't miss this point. There is no 'third being' involved. Look at where John sees the river of life flowing from:. So this 'living water' comes from God the Father and His Son the Lamb , not some other 'third being'. Again, do not miss the significance of the Rock in the wilderness. Look what Sister White confirmed in vision:.
Those who rose up with Jesus would send up their faith to Him in the holiest, and pray, 'My Father, give us Thy Spirit. There can be no doubt as to what the Holy Spirit is. It is the Spirit of Christ. It is His life, which He has received from God the Father. The 'living water' is the life of Christ, which is given to us, to help us, comfort us, and give us true LIFE!
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This is such a beautiful truth that the majority of churches are resisting. No wonder there is no power in the churches today! First, once you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior you just have to ask God to baptize you in the Holy Spirit.
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The Bible says, "Ask, and it shall be given to you" Luke Second, believe you have in fact received this gift from God. The apostle Paul, writing to the Galatians, said, "Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by hearing with faith? The answer, obviously, is faith. You have to believe that if you ask, you will receive. Pray this prayer if you sincerely desire to receive the baptism in God's Holy Spirit: I thank You that Jesus saved me. I pray that the Holy Spirit might come upon me.
Lord Jesus, baptize me now in the Holy Spirit. I receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit right now by faith in Your Word. May the anointing, the glory, and the power of God come upon me and into my life right now. May I be empowered for service from this day forward. An ideal place to begin is where the first apostles did, praising God in a new language. To do this, begin praising God out loud in whatever words come to you.
Tell Him how much you love Him. Thank Him, worship Him, and yield your voice to Him. Now let Him give you new words of praise you never heard before.
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Praise Him with those words, too. You'll find that thiscan be a very rewarding experience of communication with God that will build up your faith. Continue to pray to God each day in the language that the Holy Spirit has given you. But this "prayer language" is just one of the gifts that God wants to give you through the baptism in His Spirit. The Gifts and Fruit of the Holy Spirit The apostle Paul told the Corinthians that the Holy Spirit would manifest Himself among them in special gifts, of which speaking in tongues was only one: To one is give the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, and to another the distinguishing of spirit, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues" I Corinthians Paul also wrote that the Holy Spirit produces "fruit" in the lives of believers.
These are virtues that demonstrate Jesus' righteousness in the lives of His disciples: So, in asking for the baptism in the Holy Spirit you are availing yourself of these gifts for advancing God's Kingdom and allowing the Holy Spirit to further cultivate in your life the fruit of righteousness -- two great helps in living a life God can use mightily for His glory. That's the way it is with God. God is offering the baptism in the Holy Spirit to people who need only to reach out and receive it in order to be on fire to fully serve Him. Walking in the Spirit By now you can see that the Holy Spirit is so much more than a shadowy figure to pay lip-service to on Sunday morning.
He can be with you and in your to bring new life to your Christian walk.