GENUINE DESIRE FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT

Feb 16, 2023

Just like you cannot separate blood from the fresh, we must come to that experience in our walk with God where we know that without the ministry of the Holy Spirit, our lives will fall short of the expectations of the Father.

There has to be a deep sincere innermost longing and a pursuit for Him.

Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

We must transcend a place of just mere saying things mentally and engage our hearts to experience His reality.

Luke 11:5-8 And He said to them, “Which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine has come to me on his journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; and he will answer from within and say, ‘Do not trouble me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give to you’? I say to you, though he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as many as he needs.

What came from inside the house did not deter this man, he kept on knocking, and he didn’t allow any word to discourage him.

When it is registered in your heart and spirit, no circumstance can stop you. All these giving up that we see is just proof that the desire wasn’t real but fake.

If men and situations can cause you to give up, then you do not have a real desire burning in your soul.

Luke 3:21-22 … Jesus also was baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened. And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You, I am well pleased.”

It is until the Holy Spirit rested upon Jesus and began to lead him and conform to His life that the sonship within Him began to manifest itself.

Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

You can’t manifest sonship unless you are led. A person who is led has yielded their control and will to God.

This has nothing to do with your ordination but with every one of us who wants to reveal the reality of this sonship that we have been born into. Outside the Holy Spirit, you can never manifest it and that’s why we have believers but when you look at their lives there is little that we can see of the finger of God in your life.

Throughout the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, anybody who was anybody was nobody but God took His spirit and placed it in them, it is the spirit of the lord that He placed upon them that made them the way they were.

Probably many of you are strong and your counting on natural wisdom, charisma, or physical structure but all those things will let you down. The reason why some of us pray, fast, and seek God is that we know He is our only advantage.

Romans 14:17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

It is the Holy Spirit who brings the kingdom of God to life, there is nothing in this kingdom that you can do without the ministry and person of the Holy Spirit. Why don’t we wake up and embrace Him?

Whether you are a father, mother, career person, businessman, etc., it is the Holy Spirit who brings a difference and gives you an advantage, He is the special one who will make you special.

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA