The Ultimate Power of the Holy Spirit
We face an intense spiritual warfare in this day and age. Because God loves us and is totally interested in our destiny, He has supplied us with effective weapons to use against the enemy—prayer, the blood of Jesus, the name of Jesus, the word of our testimony, faith, and the ultimate power of the Holy Spirit.
We are living in very critical times. You must draw near to Jesus Christ and stay close to Him if you want to prevail. Accepting Jesus as your Savior and Lord will give you peace, and it will move you into a thriving mode instead of just surviving.
Through these means you will be victorious in the battle and you will be an overcomer. Paul wrote these words to Timothy: “This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, having faith and a good conscience, which some having rejected, concerning the faith have suffered shipwreck” (1 Timothy 1:18-19, NKJV). Hold on to your faith and good conscience as you fight the good fight of faith, and you will not suffer spiritual shipwreck.
Let Jesus rule in your life. This will propel you into a higher level of faith and confidence. Be filled with the Holy Spirit, and He will give you all the power you need to keep on keeping on.
Seek the Lord with all your heart. Believe that he is putting a new spiritual order in place and that you will have a part in it. Pray that our leaders, both secular and spiritual, will be open to Him and change their lives and methods accordingly.
When the Temple was built by Solomon, a cloud descended and glory filled the Temple. That cloud was the shekinah glory of God. It was so powerful that none of the priests could minister. Instead, they were forced to lie down, as the glory of the Lord filled the Temple. They were overcome by the presence of the Lord.
The great Azusa Street revival experienced similar manifestations under the leadership of William Seymour who was told to go upstairs and put a crate over his head. As he obeyed, a cloud showed up downstairs in the meeting area. As the cloud arose, the people were healed of a multitude of medical conditions. The cloud ushered in the glory of God, and it brought salvation, healing, and miracles with it.
When Moses came down from Mount Sinai after the cloud of glory had enveloped him, he was wearing a veil. He had been in the presence of God for forty days and forty nights. Many believe that Moses continued to wear the veil over his face for the rest of his life as a reminder of God’s presence in his life.
Enoch walked with God and was transfigured. The glory of God took him to Heaven, and he never experienced death. We need to learn how to step into the same glory of God that was experienced by William Seymour, Moses, and Enoch. I believe it is available to us through the ultimate power of the Holy Spirit.
We are seated in the heavenly places with Jesus. God has placed His glory within earthen vessels—you and me. Don’t forget, though, that we are made of dirt. We are earthen vessels that contain the glory of God! This is wonderful to know—that God would choose to put His glory into vessels made of clay.
Through us He will send His glory forth to the four corners of the world. We manifest His glory wherever we go. Through His power we will touch lives and people will change.
The power of Jesus Christ is available to each of us through the Holy Spirit. Whenever He encountered a person who was sick, suffering from diseases and afflictions, or demon-possessed, He simply took authority and released them from these bondages.
The same glory and power are available to us because Jesus lives within us. God is seeking people who will release His glory and power in the Earth, and you can be such a person.
Jesus promised that He would send the Holy Spirit to us in order to teach us and to show us things to come. He is the Spirit of truth, and He will bring to our remembrance all the things that Jesus taught. The Holy Spirit is our Comforter, Intercessor, and Friend. He is our teacher, and He leads us into all truth.
The Holy Spirit wants to become your mentor, and as you submit to Him, you will no longer experience fear or anxiety, for He is your new coach and guide. You will be able to laugh at the future because you will have the certainty and confidence that come from knowing that God is watching out for you and caring for you.
The important thing is establishing a relationship with the Lord through the Holy Spirit. We should start talking to Him as we begin each day. For example, we might pray, “Holy Spirit, would you please show me what I am to do during this day?”
We need to speak to Him as if He is our friend, which He truly is. Say, “Holy Spirit, I need you to help me with today. I want to do only what you want me to do, and I want to say only what you want me to say.” This is the same way Jesus would talk to His Father.
It is vitally important for us to work on our relationship with the Lord through prayer, worship, and Bible meditation. We don’t have manifestations of the glory of God because we do not take the necessary time to work on our relationship with Him.
Often, the Holy Spirit speaks in whispers, and you have to train yourself to listen to His whispers. Give yourself to Him at the beginning of each day, and, as you do so, your days will start getting better and better. First, you listen and then you obey. Train your heart to hear His whispers and you won’t miss the manifestations of His glory. In this way you will be able to step into His glory at any time.
As the time of the Lord’s second coming draws near, you will be able to prepare yourself to face the catastrophic events that will surely occur before He comes. The Holy Spirit will be there to help you. Your responsibility will be to pray, read the Bible, and memorize God’s Word. Don’t forget, what you memorize you can utilize.
Always add laughter to your life since it truly is the music of the soul, and the Holy Spirit has given you a sense of humor that He wants you to use. When you yield to Him, He will become the most important part of your life. Pray these words, “Holy Spirit, you can take authority to overpower any of my weaknesses and make me the kind of person you want me to be. Thank you for being my divine standard-bearer and for teaching me what I should say.”
On the Day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit descended, people were saved, and He revealed His power through miracles. He has never ceased to do so, and He continues to animate the Church as He did on that day.
We are headed for a new and blessed outpouring on all church members and everyone who is hungry to help fulfill the Lord’s destiny within His Church and the world. Pray these words: “Holy Spirit, we ask you to lead us into prayer for the miracles we need today throughout the world.”
Imagine what it will be like when we, as believers, have and demonstrate authority and dominion through the power of the Holy Spirit to bless everyone who needs help. He was sent to Earth to be our Teacher and to show us things to come. He will always be with us, and He will guide us to do what He wants us to do.
Salvation is really a process of life rather than a one-time event. It involves continual learning and growing. There is not much time left, so our time should be focused on building a relationship with the Holy Spirit. We need to spend all our time with Him, even when we are sleeping. We need to redeem the time for the days are evil.
He wants to supply all your needs and to provide you with the big things of God. Set your heart and mind to do His will, and He will work in your behalf and send God’s blessings to you. Believe what the Word of God says rather than what the world and mankind say.
Remind yourself of the prayer of salvation: “Father, thank you for forgiving me of my sins. Jesus, come into my heart and make me the kind of person you want me to be. I receive you as my Savior and Lord. Thank you for saving me, leading me, guiding me, and helping me in every way.”
The Holy Spirit is fully God, and He needs to be recognized as such. He is just as much the God of the universe as Jesus is. When Jesus said, “I go,” He added that He was going to send Someone to us who will operate in each of our individual lives. He will also operate within the Church collectively at the same time. He has taken up His residence in our lives and this enables Him to guide us. All you have to do is to let Him do so.
The Holy Spirit will speak to you if you’re willing to spend time with Him. Through your communication with the Holy Spirit you will experience success and achieve good results.
When you wake up, say, “Holy Spirit, take control of my day and every thought I have.” When you’re driving, say, “Holy Spirit, I need your help. I bless you and praise you.” Keep focused on Him. Make Him more real than your own image reflected in a mirror. Let Him become the center of your thought life. When you lie down at night, say, “Holy Spirit, good night. Please forgive me of anything I did wrong today, especially when I hurt or offended you or anyone else.”
When you get angry, you are hurting the Holy Spirit. This is especially true when you are mean toward others. Learn to love unconditionally. If you ever take advantage of another, financially or otherwise, tell the Holy Spirit that you will compensate them for what you’ve taken and apologize to those you’ve taken advantage of. By loving and forgiving others you are able to maintain your relationship with the Holy Spirit. As you make restitution, you will bring about reconciliation.
The enemy’s goal is to bring destruction and disarray to the Church of Jesus Christ. One thing he definitely wants to do is to destroy your relationship with the Lord. The Holy Spirit, on the other hand, wants to bring you into a place of unity, peace, hope, purpose, and destiny and to bring the Church together and keep it that way. He wants you to know Jesus and the power of His resurrection.
The Holy Spirit is our teacher. He opens the windows of our soul to the truth of God. He convicts us of our sin and convinces us of our need for righteousness. He wants you to spend more time with God instead of spending time on television, video games, movies, and social media. He wants you to attend church, fellowship with other believers, and to be about your Father’s business.
In these end times you will need the power of the Holy Spirit more and more. Ask Him, “What do you want me to do? How do you want me to do it? How can I prepare for what you want me to do?”
Let Him speak to you. Listen to Him. Then start doing what He tells you to do. Ask Him to help you prepare for the coming months and the spiritual warfare that lies ahead.
Remember that He’s with you 24/7. He is with you forever. He wants you to bring others to the cross of Jesus.
Make sure that your thoughts and behaviors line up with the Word of God. Repent of your sins, and ask the Holy Spirit who you should be, who you should be with, and what you should do with your life. He knows everything about you, and He will help you, give you understanding, and discipline you.
He knows everything. He can help you in every area—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Determine in your heart to let Him help you. As you ask the Holy Spirit for various things, don’t be surprised if people walk up to you and give you those very things. He will give you the desires of your heart if you let your heart’s desires line up with His.
Delight yourself in Him. As you do so, His power will be unleashed in your life and circumstances. You are now under His authority. If you need to change anything in your life for any reason, declare that you will change those things with His help.
The devil can’t get to you when you are clothed in the armor of God. (See Ephesians 6.) He will stay away from you when he knows you are living close to the Lord. Let the Holy Spirit tune your heart so you will hear from Him directly. When you do this, everything in your life will change.
Let the gifts of the Holy Spirit work in you and flow out to others. Remember that your goal is to know God more intimately and to lead others to know Him in the same way.
You are called to bring changes to the world. You are, in fact, a world-changer. The Holy Spirit will lead you each step of the way. Give Him full access to your heart, your life, and your thoughts.
The ultimate power of the Holy Spirit is to bring about changes in your life, the world, and the lives of others. Yield yourself to Him. He will keep you from giving in to temptation. He will never let you fail.
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me” (Acts 1:8). Empowered by the Holy Spirit, you will go forth in victory, love, and joy. Others will see Jesus in you, and they will want what you have. Let Him have His way in your life each and every day.