- 5 Key identity in Christ that will cause you to soar! #ChurchDNA 1
- Our Heart in Christ: #ChurchDNA 2
- 8 Biblical Secrets to Walking in Love: #ChurchDNA 3
- 13 Biblical Keys to Pursue His Presence: #CHURCHDNA 4
- 5 Reasons why Church becomes judgmental – #ChurchDNA 5
- The Key that Unlocks Heaven on Earth – #ChurchDNA 6
- 7 Keys to Finding Treasures that Truly Count: #CHURCHDNA 7
- A Church That Makes Disciples – Our Mission: #ChurchDNA 8
- 7 Keys that Reveal who the Holy Spirit is: #ChurchDNA 9
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Dear precious readers, we hope you’ve been blessed with this church DNA series. To conclude the series we’ll be discussing the topic that completes everything – the Holy Spirit.
The Lord’s ultimate desire is to build a church that embraces the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit in us we’re kind of limp as Christians. Without Him we exist just for the sake of existing.
So, who is the Holy Spirit really?
Key#1- The third person in the Trinity
The Holy Spirit is commonly addressed as the third person of the Godhead: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Even though they’re 3 distinct persons they’re one. The Holy Spirit is not inferior to the Father and Son, in fact, you will see the Holy Spirit in action right from the book of Genesis.
The Holy Spirit is God living inside us. That means the Holy Spirit is a person – not an impersonal force, an “it” or simply an instrument employed by God. He’s a person – not an energy or force.
Key#2- Gift to the believer
As believers, the Holy Spirit was given to us freely the moment we accepted Jesus as the Lord of our lives. You become a Christian when you ask Jesus to come into your heart – then you become a child of God and a temple of the Holy Spirit.
The Scripture tells us in Luke 11:11, “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” In fact, the Holy Spirit is a gift given to those who obey Jesus, “And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.” (Acts 5:5)
Key#3- The Helper
His role is a “helper”, “advocate” or “counselor” John 14:26, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”
One of the beautiful things about Christianity is that it embraces the fact that we as human beings don’t have the ability to live righteously by our own strength. Every other religion focuses on works and good deeds in order to enter heaven.
The Bible tells us that there’s no perfect human being without sin. Irrespective of that Jesus came and died and bore our punishment. He delivered us from the chains of sin.
Just because we’ve been delivered it doesn’t mean that we can live however we please, rather we must live to please the Father.Christianity is not a religion, it’s a relationship with the living God. [tweet this]
Key#4- Leads you to Jesus
One of the reasons why the enemy hates the Holy Spirit is because He leads us to Jesus. Not talking about the Holy Spirit takes people away from Jesus.
The Holy Spirit helps us to worship the way we should. We can only worship through the Holy Spirit – because only through Him can we see Jesus.
Key#5- Guarantees your Salvation
It’s not our actions, it’s the Holy Spirit within us that guarantees our salvation, our eternal life & future, “In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:13-14)
Key#6- Empowers the bride
The Holy Spirit empowers the bride to witness to others about the truth of Jesus Christ.
We can’t witness without Him, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8).
Key#7- Works on Earth
If you don’t understand this you won’t be able to live your Christian life in full power. Even Jesus did nothing without the help of the Holy Spirit.
God is looking for people that rely on the Holy Spirit to touch and witness to this broken world. [tweet]
How Can we Host Heaven?
“Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.”” (John 14:23)
Do you know that it’s possible for the glory of the Lord to manifest tangibly in your home?
That means your house can be like Bethel, and can carry the glory of God. This is possible if we strive to create an atmosphere that the Holy Spirit will live in.
Open your heart to embrace the Holy Spirit in us today!
Declare this over yourself: I will host the Holy Spirit in this generation.