“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.”
The person of the Holy Spirit is of key significance at this time and there is a strong sense from God that this person of the Trinity that brings the power and conviction necessary at this time has been misunderstood and misrepresented most.
We are dead without Him and that our previous revivals have reshaped and educated our knowledge of God the Father and Christ the Son but not accuracy to God the Holy Spirit.
He has been dishonoured and not known to be sovereign in the same degree as He deserves or desires. We have used Him to serve us instead of us serve Him.
We call Him and look to use His power for our purpose and have diluted the understanding that we are fused with, infused with and co- inhabitants with Him.
We have not been the temple for His dwelling.
Jesus needed the power of the Holy Spirit within Him. The person of the Father was in Jesus as the person of the Holy Spirit.
“Don’t you believe that the Father is living in me and that I am living in the Father? Even my words are not my own but come from my Father, for he lives in me and performs his miracles of power through me.”
The word Helper has misdirected our concept.
We need reteaching that instead of using Him. He has come to lead us. We need Him.
Our focus needs directing fully onto communicating with Him. To know His face and presence. To seek Him with the same diligence and expectation as we have God the Father and God the Son.
To fully know and pray to the whole Trinity.
John’s gospel teaches us much of our knowledge about the Holy Spirit.
“That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”
He is described in a present and continuous tense as breathe and wind that was, is now and goes on for ever. The concepts in this gospel are certainly written for a mature believer’s mind.
Jesus incarnate had to leave for us to receive the Life of the Holy Spirit. That arrival, power and life was first recorded in Acts at the birth of the early church .
Our relationship and dependency on the person of the Holy Spirit is paramount now as we know Him and He dwells in us and is with us and rests upon us.
“ You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.”
He reminds us, convicts us, empowers us, comforts us. He fills us with His fruits, those characteristics of Christ. He is the manifestation of the gifts.
We are here to serve Him.
Our fellowship is a relationship encompassing a plumb line conscience and conviction.
His shadow influences as portrayed in the hem of Jesus’ robe, .the handkerchief of Paul, the physical shadow of Peter. The glory presence of God in a room. His movement and presence is visible where His person is unseen.
Our focus inwards to our holiness in His presence has now to be consciously drawn out to be visible outwardly as evidence in our lives. He needs us in bending our knee humbly to Him to reform a mindset of awe that can disturb and change people and communities.
The Holy Spirit is wild and free. He cannot be manipulated and used. He is not in our control. He is sovereign. As untouchable and uncontrollable as the wind.
There is supernatural warfare between the spiritual realms but the Holy Spirit is above those realms.
We have made wrong assumptions and need to be taught and lead by Him now. We need Him for revival.
He is the Spirit of the Living God.
The illustration shows the symbolic dove as the Holy Spirit aflame in the spectrum of Light . Emanating light that pushes back the darkness.
Four Scriptures that come to mind:
“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.”John 14:16-17 ESV
“Don’t you believe that the Father is living in me and that I am living in the Father? Even my words are not my own but come from my Father, for he lives in me and performs his miracles of power through me.”John 14:10 TPT
“Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”John 3:3, 5-6 ESV
“For the Spirit-Wind blows as it chooses. You can hear its sound, but you don’t know where it came from or where it’s going. So it is the same with those who are Spirit-born!””John 3:8 TPT
The song Holy Spirit. Bryan And Katie Torwalt