I have a Pentecostal background, for which I am very thankful. My forefathers paid quite a price to preach and defend that the baptism in the Spirit and speaking in tongues is still for today. I owe it to them to do nothing to take away from their accomplishments, but add all I can. Having said that, I have seen that many have come to the wrong conclusions about this Holy Spirit baptism. It’s not for tongues (which I believe is important and available to everyone). It’s for power. And it’s not just power for miracles. It’s so that the power-charged atmosphere of Heaven can rest upon a person, which forces a shift in the atmosphere over a home, business, or city. This baptism is to make us living witnesses and examples of the resurrection of Jesus—the ultimate display of Heaven’s power. The Spirit of the resurrected Christ is what filled the air on the day of Pentecost.
The Holy Spirit is the child of God’s pipeline
to the Father; it is the enabling power to fulfill the law of righteousness.
All over the New Testament, we are exhorted to “live according to the Spirit” (Romans 8:5).
Now, I am more of a practical kind of girl,
rather than theoretical. After giving my life to Christ and receiving the Holy
Spirit, I knew that I needed to walk in Him as the Bible instructed me to, but
I didn’t understand how this was supposed to (realistically) be done on a daily
basis, especially as a fourteen-year-old.
I’ve since learned that walking in the Spirit is not an abstract concept – it
is simply surrendering to the indwelling life of Christ in us. I diligently
sought the Lord on how to do this in my life, and He faithfully taught me.
While I know that there is more to learn on the subject, I have discovered four
essential keys to walking in the Spirit Daily that I’d like to share with you
Can the Holy Spirit truly be found in every book of the Bible? The answer is yes! How could it be otherwise? How could the One who inspired every word written in both the Old and New Testaments not be found in the same?I love the Holy Spirit, and I never tire of talking about Him. I’ll never forget the day He touched my life. I was never to be the same again. I am forever ruined for anything less than the majesty of His presence. I’m driven by a holy obsession with the Spirit. Since the moment He first befriended me, I have sought to be a better friend to Him; I have sought to know His mind, power, and nature. Hungry to know more about the Person of the Holy Spirit, I asked Him to teach me. I told Him, “Teach me everything! I don’t want to miss a thing about You!”I had been faithful to steward all of the beautiful revelations the Lord had given me before—revelations concerning the Holy Spirit. I wrote them in books. I preached them in sermons. I taught them in lessons. I prayed them in prayers. I recorded them in both audio and video media. And the more I talked about the Holy Spirit, the more I realized that there was more to know. Sometimes, right in the middle of me preaching, the Holy Spirit would give me whispered instructions, spontaneous glimpses about His Person. Just when I thought that I had discovered all there was to discover about Him, I would find more—much more. Dear reader, the well of revelation will never run dry. There’s that much to Him.
It is my prayer those of you reading this not only love Jesus but thoroughly enjoy studying His Word! I hope you will learn a simple step through this article, applying it to your life and begin reading the Bible. And while studying Scripture using this one simple step, you will encounter Jesus and never be the same!
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