We need to be attentive to what God speaks to us. Today we have sign boards on the road for directing us from one place to another. We as children of God have internal navigating system that directs us and leads us to our destination – That is the Holy Spirit dwelling in us. To proceed as a believer or to live a holy life and to be counted worthy when Jesus is coming back, we need the Holy Spirit in our life. The need of the hour for every believer is the Holy Spirit. Without the anointing of the Holy Spirit, we cannot do anything.
The Holy Spirit is a personality in the triune God. We call Him the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and Jehovah and so on. The Holy Spirit is part of the Trinity. Holy Spirit is an experience.
Two experience in the Holy Spirit:
Acts 2: 4 – And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
They spoke in different tongues and every one understood what they were speaking
1 Corinthians 14:2 – For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.
Here they spoke in unknown tongues which no one could understand. This is what we speak today in the Church. It is between you and God.
When you go deeper and deeper in the Holy Spirit, you will go higher and higher in the spiritual realm. When the Spirit of God comes in your life, you will be carried higher and higher. Holy Spirit is our comforter, counselor and advocate.
Experiences of Ezekiel in the Holy Spirit:
Ezekiel 1:3 – The word of the Lord came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the £Chaldeans by the River Chebar; and the hand of the Lord was upon him there.
Ezekiel 8:3 – He stretched out the form of a hand, and took me by a lock of my hair; and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven, and brought me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the north gate of the inner court, where the seat of the image of jealousy was, which provokes to jealousy.
Ezekiel 11:24 – Then the Spirit took me up and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God into £Chaldea, to those in captivity. And the vision that I had seen went up from me.
Ezekiel 33:22 –Now the hand of the Lord had been upon me the evening before the man came who had escaped. And He had opened my mouth; so when he came to me in the morning, my mouth was opened, and I was no longer mute.
Ezekiel 37:1, 2 –The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry.
Ezekiel 47:1, 2 – Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and there was water, flowing from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the front of the temple faced east; the water was flowing from under the right side of the temple, south of the altar. He brought me out by way of the north gate, and led me around on the outside to the outer gateway that faces east; and there was water, running out on the right side.
Ezekiel 47:3 – And when the man went out to the east with the line in his hand, he measured one thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the water came up to my ankles.
Physically ankle helps us to take the next step ahead. Holy Spirit helps us to take the first step to come out and receive the salvation that comes from faith in Jesus.
Ezekiel 47:4 – Again he measured one thousand and brought me through the waters; the water came up to my knees. Again he measured one thousand and brought me through; the water came up to my waist
When we take the first step the Holy Spirit will lead us and make our knees strong and make you walk spiritually.
When your knees are strong and you are standing straight, Holy Spirit will help you to see things straight. When your head is lifted higher you will see straight the things ahead of you.
Ezekiel 47:5 – Again he measured one thousand, and it was a river that I could not cross; for the water was too deep, water in which one must swim, a river that could not be crossed.
Holy Spirit will help you to see visions. He will make you run; it will be the hardest and strongest experience. You will be running with the Holy Spirit. You will be a different person. You will continue to grow in the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit will make you to do things that no one can do. Anointing of the Holy Spirit is upon you in these last days. He will make you to walk in every truth and He will guide you.
Don’t think of your age or how strong you are; leave everything to the Holy Spirit and you will see greater things in your life. God is bringing transformation in our lives. Holy Spirit has a great program in your life. Don’t grieve the Holy Spirit or neglect the Holy Spirit. Ask God for more levels in the Holy Spirit. You will be a different person altogether. Amen.
–Pastor Suresh Abraham.