THE HOLY SPIRIT

Aug 22, 2023

Church, let us endeavour individually and as a community of believers to create an environment that is conducive and permits the Holy Spirit to manifest Himself through us and our land.

1 Corinthians 12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit [of all:].

For me and you to begin seeing, feeling, and touching realms that are beyond our senses, we must permit the Holy Spirit who is the Master of manifestations to govern our lives.

The Father planned it, the Son (Jesus) bought it and the Holy Spirit brought it into manifestation. Without the Holy Spirit, we will not manifest what the Son bought for us.

We should align our lives to do whatever it takes for the Holy Spirit to find His home not only in our Spirits but also govern our souls so that our bodies reveal Him.

Acts 17:28 for in Him we live and move and have our being…

The Holy Spirit should become the totality of our worship. Our whole lives, work and day-to-day living must become an expression of worshipping Him because they are all platforms to express Him. We must endeavour to live for Him. That is how He will manifest the will of God through us.

Ephesians 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

You must stay away from the things that grieve Him. Break rank with all relationships, activities and anything else like anger, bitterness, pride, unforgiveness, jealousy, etc, that grieve Him.

Let us instead learn to celebrate Him, because as we do, we will begin to see His work in our lives at a much higher scale.

1 Thessalonians 5:19 Do not quench the Spirit.

We quench the Holy Spirit by postponing the things He tells us to do; When He moves upon your heart, do not say; “let me wait”, that’s how we quench Him. Let us be quick to obey and respond to what He tells us and His stirring upon our hearts.

The Holy Spirit flows in cycles. When you grieve Him and miss your moment, you will have to wait until another cycle comes.

Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he [is] indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”

Noah preached to this generation for a hundred years but they resisted the Holy Spirit by having their own ways until the entire earth was hit by floods. If you want to see the workings of God through the Holy Spirit in your life, you have to obey Him promptly.

Isaiah 63:10 But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit; So He turned Himself against them as an enemy, [And] He fought against them.

The Israelites resisted God and a journey of forty days became forty years. Stubbornness and disobedience delay you from walking into all the promises and dreams that God has shown you.

This is a warning to all of us; that you and I can delay the manifestation of the Holy Spirit depending on how we respond to His stirring, conviction, and voice. If you are serious about life walk away from the things that quench Him. (John 14:15)

John 16:7(AMPC) However, I am telling you nothing but the truth when I say it is profitable (good, expedient, advantageous) for you that I go away. Because if I do not go away, the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you [into close fellowship with you]; but if I go away, I will send Him to you [to be in close fellowship with you].

You can never glorify Jesus outside the ministry of the Holy Spirit. If you truly want to glorify Him, yield to the Holy Spirit by creating the right atmosphere for Him.

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.