This is a follow up to the previous article “How does the Holy Spirit comfort you?” It is important to read through it and combine the understanding with the last discussion. This is actually what many long for but can’t really actualise because of lack of understanding.
The Holy Spirit manifests the power of God to help us live happy lives on earth. Acts 10:38 says, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.”
Jesus manifested the power of the Holy Spirit to bring comfort to people in various areas of their lives. He healed the sick, comforted the bereaved, raised the dead, feed the hungry, empathised with the rejected, touch the untouchable and restored the outcasts.
It is the will of God that all goes well with you. 3 John verse 2 says, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers.” (AMP.)
It is the will of God that all go well with us and the Holy Spirit is happy to work this out. That was what Jesus meant when he said “I will not leave you comfortless.”
“A man suffering from a dreaded skin disease came to Jesus, knelt down, and begged him for help. If you want to, he said, you can make me clean. Jesus was filled with pity, and reached out and touched him. I do want to, he answered. Be clean!At once the disease left the man and he was clean” GNT
1 Cor. 4:20 says, “For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.”
The power can only be manifested through the Holy Spirit.
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Acts1:8. (KJV). This explains the many struggles people have serving God; they do a lot of things with the Holy Spirit. The fact that someone else is doing a thing doesn’t mean you should do it. If you keep following people blindly, you may end up in a cul-de-sac, which is a dead end.
The vogue now is to use “methods” to preach the gospel and that is why much argument arises. It is power that advances and establishes the word of God. Which of the miracles written in the Bible can any person agree to by human intellect, if they were told, before it happened? (Even Abraham and Sarah laughed off the idea of giving birth to Isaac. – Check it up)
See also Acts 2:18-21 “And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
That was Peter preaching on the day of Pentecost. Subsequently lots of miracles started happening through the ministry of the disciples. It is a big burden doing it other ways.
We get deliverance by the power of the Holy Ghost: (You may read the books of Acts and Mark to see a lot more about this.)
You can experience divine interventions through the power of the Holy Spirit. I read in one blog yesterday about how God delivered a lady from a rapist; who eventually attacked another person at the same spot the lady passed about 20 minutes ago. (The lady who escaped asked the Lord for help and God did). That was a clear example of spiritual manifestation of good and evil. You may wish to read the book “The Triumphant Life: 31 Secrets of Winning Every Spiritual Warfare, by Felix Odiogor-Odoh.”
How you can get this working in your life?
- Believe it.
- Ask for it in prayer
- Receive it by faith – the just lives by faith.
- Confess it.
- Live it
- Thank God for it.
God bless you.
- Transformation (justcausejustbecause.wordpress.com)
- The Same Spirit (jesusyouthtcr.wordpress.com)
- The Holy Spirit is Your Friend (hspcomfort.wordpress.com)
- How Does The Holy Spirit Comfort You? (hspcomfort.wordpress.com)