TRANSFORMING POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Dec 9, 2022

Revelation 4:1… And the first voice which I heard [was] like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.”

There are things we will not see, experience, and walk into unless we climb higher dimensions in God.

It is the Holy Spirit who carries us there but we have to pay attention to His dealing.

Exodus 16:19-20 And Moses said, “Let no one leave any of it till morning.” Notwithstanding they did not heed Moses. But some of them left part of it until morning, and it bred worms and stank…

Yesterday’s mana is today’s worms; we cannot stay stuck with what happened to us yesterday. We can celebrate what He has done but there is more for us to walk into, experience, and achieve than what is behind us (Philippians 3:13)

Remember how the temple was demarcated, there was the outer court, the inner court, and the Holy of holies.

Hebrews 9:1-3 ”… For a tabernacle was prepared: the first [part,] in which [was] the lampstand; and behind the second veil, the part of the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of All,”

All these represented different levels of fellowship and consecration that we must go through to experience all these dimensions.

From which level or dimension do you want to carry on your Christian life?

Some people have settled with the outer court relationship, they don’t want to go any further not knowing that the experience you have with God in the outer court is very shallow.

Some press in and go to the holy of holies, which represents the highest level of fellowship, the light there is not natural for it is the glory (the Shekinah) that lights it up.

That is the level of fellowship that the Holy Spirit wants us to progress into until we are transformed into the perfect image of Christ (Romans 8:29)

2 Corinthians 3:18 “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

The glory is not seen in the outer courts nor the inner court but in the holy of holies. This is the importance of upgrading our fellowship with the Holy Spirit.

As we see His glory, we are changed. It is that glory that brings about the transformation that we long for. Life outside the outer court, and inner court produces less transformation in a man’s life.

Micah 2:10(MSCG) “Get out of here, the lot of you. You can’t take it easy here! You’ve polluted this place, and now [you’re] polluted–ruined!”

We must move away from pollution, lifting our hands to the Holy Spirit and telling Him; Holy Spirit, “I want to get out of this pollution”.

Hebrews 10:14 “For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.”

This means that sanctification is an ongoing process that the Holy Spirit works out in the life of a believer but there must be yielding on your side to the conviction, voice, and striving of the Holy Spirit within your heart.

As we yield ourselves to His instruction, that transforming power of the Holy Spirit begins to chip off everything that does not look like Him.

Psalms 24:3-5 “Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from the LORD, And righteousness from the God of his salvation “

These are the people who will ascend the hill of the Lord and get to know the deeper fellowship of the Holy Spirit.

I want to provoke you tonight: do not settle where you are because there is higher ground. There is an ongoing sanctification work of the Holy Spirit upon your heart.

Further study

Matthew 6:33

Matthew 16:24

Acts 17:28

Acts 4:13

 

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA