THE MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT 2

Jul 20, 2021

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”…Gen 1:26-28

God created man and called him into fellowship with Himself so that whatever is of God could find manifestation through him onto the earth. Through fellowship, He would see what God is doing and replicate it here on the earth.

For this to happen, man had to remain in constant fellowship with the Trinity!

And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day,…Gen 3:8

It is the glory that man got out of this fellowship that gave him the power to rule here on the earth!.

What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with GLORY and HONOR…Psalms 8:3-5

When Adam fell, he lost the glory!
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, ..Romans 3:23

This glory is only retained through the place of prayer. When the Lord Jesus came as the second Adam He lived a life of prayer to be able to walk in this glory.

Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God…Luke 6:12

It is through prayer that the Lord Jesus retained dependency on God the Father because prayer is primarily for fellowship with the Trinity!.

Then Jesus answered and said to them, “…the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner…John 5:19

Jesus’s success on earth was because of His union with the Father.

I am in the Father and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority, but the FATHER WHO DWELLS IN ME DOES THE WORKS…John 14:10

It is the Holy Spirit who announced the ministry of the Lord Jesus here on the earth.

Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit,…Luke 4:1

Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee,…Luke 4:14-15

Today, Jesus and God the Father manifest themselves to us by the Holy Spirit…* “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” …Heb 13:5*

Any inadequacy, inability, and incapability to handle or take in what God has for us are related to the inadequacy of the Holy Spirit.

“I still have many things to say to you, but YOU CANNOT BEAR THEM now. HOWEVER, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come,…John 16:12-13

Through fellowship with Him, we are given the capability to handle all that God has for us.

He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you…John 16:13-15

Our bankruptcy in life can be traced back to a lack of fellowship with the Holy Spirit!.

The Holy Spirit gets what is of the Father and the Son and manifests them to us. (Manifests them in our lives)!.

I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever…John 14:16

If we are to be successful in manifesting divine purpose, we need the help of the Holy Spirit. There’s no telling to what the Holy Spirit can do in a person’s life if they are fully yielded to Him!.

Being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me;…Acts 1:4, Luke 24:49

Though Jesus had given them their purpose, destiny, and assignment on the earth, He commanded them not to start until they were endued with the power of the Holy Spirit.

Who are you to endeavor in whatever you are doing without the help, direction, and empowerment of the Holy Spirit!?

When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place….suddenly there came a sound from heaven, And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit…and the multitude came together, amazed and marveled,…Acts 2:1-7

When you receive the ministry of the Holy Spirit, nations shall come to you in amazement!.

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, PASTOR BEN OCHOLA!.