Fundamental Keys To Unlock The Holy Spirit’s Ministry 20

Some Christians seem to be helped by the Holy Spirit much more than anyone else. He does not play favorites, so this caught my attention when I first noticed it. If everyone is equal in His eyes, why does He seem to favor some more than others?

The truth is that the Holy Spirit will never give one person more favorably than another. It appears that He does because some people acknowledge Him and lean on Him more than others. He is equally available to all, but few turn to Him even though He is standing by waiting for an invitation to be part of their lives.

You can lean on the Holy Spirit and will always find Him waiting for you. He will never force Himself into your life but will not hesitate to jump in when asked. I have spent enough time with Him to say that most of the tragedies and harsh circumstances we’ve experienced could have been avoided if we had been following His guidance.

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. (Romans 8:16)

The word translated “itself” is translated “Himself” in other verses such as 1 Peter 2:24. Jesus even referred to Him using masculine pronouns. There are many examples found in John chapters 14, 15, and 16 that we could reference.

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. (John 14:16 – 17)

You can read through the three chapters and see other places where Jesus referred to the Holy Spirit utilizing masculine pronouns. Jesus had a relationship with the Spirit and ministered in partnership with the Holy Spirit.

And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. (Luke 4:16 – 20)

Jesus went to Nazareth and chose the book of Esaias as His text. Luke tells us that this was Jesus’ custom, so it seems that the synagogue leaders did not randomly select the passage for Him to read. We see that He references the Holy Spirit’s anointing in verse 18. Do you think we have any less of a need for the Spirit to anoint us than the Son of God did?

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. (2 Corinthians 13:14)

I prefer to use the word “Spirit” in place of “Ghost.” The King James translators used this word, and it confuses people. We need to pay attention to the terms used when communicating Scriptural truths. Something as simple as substituting “Ghost” for “Spirit” has caused many people to question the existence of the Holy Spirit. Our goal is to eliminate any possibilities for people to be drawn away from the message.

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. (Romans 8:16)

We started to look at the concept presented by Paul in this verse and said that the word “witness” described a “corroborating witness” in a legal sense. The Holy Spirit “witnesses” with our spirits that we are a child of God. In other words, He corroborates the witness provided by our spirit that it has been recreated, and we are children of God.

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