Religion article written by Dr. Bob Allen:
First of all, the Holy Spirit comes to comfort you by keeping Jesus lifted up before you at all times.
Let’s consider the work of the Holy Spirit today. Learn how He works, and He will work with you, and for you. Notice how He worked in the life of Jesus, and His Disciples.
First, I have noticed two distinct kinds of Christians during my walk with the Lord. The first one I call good, religious Christians. They are faithful to whatever doctrine their church teaches. They are born again. That means their spirit which was dead unto God from the fall of Adam is now alive. Their new, living spirit is then sealed by the Holy Spirit of God, for God.
The second one is born again, but this person sees more potential in the Holy Spirit by watching Him empower the Apostles for their ministry. This person then seeks and receives a greater measure in the Holy Spirit which is an impartation of His abiding presence, His gifts, and His power. When you are filled with Holy Spirit, the Word and the desire for the Word comes alive, and you become much more affected by the work and the witness of the Lord. The Holy Spirit’s work can best be seen by the disciples in Acts chapters 8 and 19. Read also, 1st Corinthians 12-14 about His gifts.
How well do you know the Holy Spirit? This reveals how well you know Jesus because He takes the things of Jesus and shows them unto us. He can reveal much more of Jesus to you than you can otherwise learn. Have you received the fullness of the Holy Spirit? Did you know He is the Spirit of the Father here on earth for you?
Luke1:35 “And the angel answered and said to her,(Mary) The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.”That makes Jesus fathered by the Holy Spirit, which is God.
Luke3:21-22 “Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, “Thou art My beloved Son; in Thee, I am well pleased.” The Spirit is a Person of God. The Father’s power. God down here. God now, and or God with us.
Look at this, The Holy Spirit first came upon John the Baptist while he was in his mother, Elizabeth’s womb to announce the coming of Jesus. Then He came upon Jesus to empower Him.
Luke4:14 “And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness.” Here Jesus is a sinless man with perfect cleansing blood in Him and all of the Spirit’s power of the Father in and upon Him. Jesus is being sent to beat the devil as a man, to judge him as nothing but a liar, and to take back God’s power over fallen man.
Acts10:38: ”Peter said how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” If Jesus needed to be anointed by the Holy Spirit, how much more do we, the Church?
That same Holy Spirit that followed Jesus is now following you. He will keep you on the path of righteousness. The Father sent Him in Jesus’ name. Work with Him.
Dr. Bob Allen