The Ministry of The Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit is the most important person on in the universe. He is omni-potent and omni-science. He is all powerful and he can do all thing and know all things. He is more knowledgeable than any human being on Earth. More importantly, God is a Spirit and His WORD is Jesus Christ and Jesus Has a body. This is called the trinity of one God. For example, He was co-creator of the earth. Holy Spirit conceived the birth of Jesus. “ Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:18, 20-21 NKJV).
Holy Spirit is very dynamic in acts and in appearance. He appeared as dove during Jesus Baptism. At another occasion, he appears to the disciples as tongues of fire or flame of fire or as smoke or as wind. He can be liking to Electric Power which has different uses, some use it for cooking, ironing, automobiles, lights, constructions and medical surgical operations. Similarly, Holy Spirit has different spiritual applications and uses. He led Jesus into the wilderness and stayed with Him throughout his earthly ministry. Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, (Luke 4:1 NKJV)
He resurrected Jesus after three days in the grave. Holy Spirit is a person but has the ability to live with all believers and He can appears in variety of forms.
Jesus introduced Holy Spirit as the person who will complete his salvation ministry. He introduced him as the spirit of truth, an advocate and a professor, who will teach you and me the truth about salvation. One of his duties is to write God’s laws in our hearts so that everyone will know who God is. (Hebrew 10:15) He is our adopting agent. He distributes spiritual gifts to all believers as he wishes. Holy Spirit also bears Godly fruits. He interprets the Holy Scriptures for us and he bear witness about Jesus just to mention but few.
Today, there are many great men of God who has used the power and gift of the Holy Spirit to do many powerful works, such as healing the sick, sometimes with their apron, handkerchief or mantle. Some has use the power of the Holy Spirit to write inspirational books and produced multi-media electronics to preach the gospels.
When Moses ask God what is your name? And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ” (Exodus 3:14 NKJV) This answer makes no sense to him. However, it makes sense to man who lives in the spirit. You should knows that God is a Spirit and He is so adaptable to all circumstances to assist humans at your request( Luke 11:9-13).
This article will assist the believers to have accurate knowledge of the person of Holy Spirit and His ministry. Before writing this book, I consulted with Holy Spirit to teach me about him and he did. Please join me to explore some the works and earthly ministry of the person of Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit Works As A Creator
Before the creation of the world, Holy Spirit was the power that God uses to create mankind, Earth and Heaven. God said, let us make man in our image. He was definitely not talking to himself, but talking to other co creator. The Bible identifies Jesus as the WORD of God, as the Spirit of God and the Holy Spirit as the POWER of God. The Book of Genesis confirmed this fact, when it reads, “The spirit of God was moving to and fro over the water, therefore creating the Earth and God said, “Let there be light And there was light”. (Genesis 1:2 ,26 , Luke 1:35 NKJV). The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life. (Job 33:31). It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. (John 6:63 NKJV). In the above statement God’s WORD or JESUS and the Holy Spirit creates the world and everything in it.
Holy Spirit Works As A Teacher
Jesus was known as the greatest teacher who ever lived. He however introduced another teacher, and he described him as the advocate, a teacher, a helper and the spirit of the truth. Holy Spirit is the person Jesus promised to sent to us, to teach us all we need to know about salvation. The Holy Spirit has been ordained to finish the works of the father and of Jesus Christ here on Earth. When the Holy Spirit teaches, He compare spiritual matter to spiritual things. Holy Spirit as our professor, he will remind us everything the Lord has taught us and He, the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” (I Corinthians 2:13 , Luke 12:12 ,John 14:26 NKJ
Apostle James said,” But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him. (I John 2:27 NKJV) Again Holy Spirit is the anointing that reside inside the believers and that will teach us concerning all things.(Hebrew 10:15)
Holy Spirit Serves As A Witnesses and Teacher.
Holy Spirit is an advocate for Jesus and bear witness to Jesus. Holy Sprit also bears witness to God and Jesus and his father also bear witness about Holy Spirit. Please read the following supporting scriptures. “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me. And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning. (John 15:26-27 NKJV). But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before, “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,” then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” (Hebrews 10:15-17 NKJV)
These statements assure Jesus disciples that they are not alone in bearing witness to Him. Holy Spirit aids the believers to testify and bear witness about Jesus.
But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before, “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,” then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” (Hebrews 10:15-17 NKJV). It is comforting to know that Holy Spirit has written God’s law in our minds and our sins are forgiven.
And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him.” (Acts 5:3, 32 NKJV). For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. (I John 5:7 NKJV). “Men and brethren, this Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus; (Acts 1:16 NKJV). The above scriptures show that Holy Spirit bear witness and advocates for Jesus.
Holy Spirit As A Power and Anointing
Holy Spirit is power of God just as Jesus is the power and the wisdom of God. Jesus told his disciples to stay in Jerusalem until they receive power. He said, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 Corinthians 1:24 NKJV In mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and round about to Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. (Romans 15:19 NKJV)
The Apostles narrated how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. (Acts 10:38 ) For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake. (I Thessalonians 1:5 NKJV)
God’s spirit like smoke.
The temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power, and no one was able to enter the temple till the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed. (Revelation 15:8 NKJV)
Holy Sprit As a Distributors of Spiritual Gifts
Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit. There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills. (I Corinthians 12:3-11 , Joel 2:28 NKJV)
These scriptures show that one of many functions of Holy Spirit is to give spiritual gifts to believers as he desires. When I was asking him to give me the ability to speak in tongue, he told me he has given me the gift of healing and the gift of prophesy. These are better than speaking in tongue. It was at this point I stop praying to have the gift of speaking in tongue.
Holy Spirit As a Fruit Bearer
Holy Spirit produces spiritual fruits such as, love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
(Galatians 5:22-23 NKJV). All believers must produce these spiritual fruits in their daily lives to complement their worship to God. Otherwise, their labor will be in vain.
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ (Matthew 7:21-23 NKJV)
Jesus emphasize that a person may have all the spiritual gifts but if he or she fails to produce spiritual fruits in their daily lives, they are workers of lawlessness.
Holy Spirit As Adoption Agents
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. (Romans 8:14-17 NKJV)
Holy Spirit As A Miracle Worker
He resurrected Jesus
Holy Spirit was Pour on People:
“And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. (Joel 2:28-29 NKJV)
When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy. (Acts 2:1-4, 15-18 NKJV)
Holy Spirit As a Judge
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. (Ephesians 4:30 NKJV)
But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit; So He turned Himself against them as an enemy, And He fought against them. (Isaiah 63:10 NKJV) But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself?
God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24 NKJV)
“Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation” — (Mark 3:28-29 NKJV)
Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. (II Corinthians 3:17 NKJV)
Holy Spirit As A Guide
Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region. And He taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all. (Luke 4:14-15 NKJV)
Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go near and overtake this chariot.” (Acts 8:29 NKJV)
Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. (John 16:7-8, 12-13 NKJV). “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” ’ (Revelation 2:7 NKJV)
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. (John 6:63 NKJV) And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. (I Corinthians 15:45 NKJV) But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. (Romans 8:11 NKJV)
He Gives and Interprets All Languages
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:4 NKJV)
Holy Spirit As the Author of the Bible
knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (II Timothy 3:15-17; II Peter 1:20-21)
Holy Spirit Interprets the Bible.
But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. (I Corinthians 2:9-12 NKJV)
2 Timothy 2:19-21 adoption Agent
Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work. (II Timothy 2:19-21 NKJV)
Because finding fault with them, He says: “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the LORD. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” (Hebrews 8:8-12 NKJV)
Churches causes psychological sickness because they made people live according to the law code of Moses.
If God has forgiven you, it is no other peoples business. You don’t need a priest, or a pastor or an Elder to teach you how to live your life. Because Holy Spirit has the job to teach you and forgive you.
From the least believer to the adult God will remember their sins no more
Despite the power and the anointing of the Holy Spirit some believers are still confused about whether the power and the gifts of the Holy Spirit have ceased with the Early Apostles. No wonder some religion organization can not imagine him to be a person because he is so mysterious and so adaptable to all circumstances.
However, denying the power of Holy Spirit today is very dangerous for anyone. Jesus said a sin against the person of Holy Spirit has no forgiveness. “And anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but to him who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven. (Luke 12:10 NKJV). Holy Spirit can make or break. Holy Spirit is a healer and a killer. At a time he serves as a judge and executional. For example, Ananias was dead when he lied to him-Holy Spirit.
But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself? Then Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and breathed his last. So great fear came upon all those who heard these things. (Acts 5:3, 5 NKJV)
My prayers for such ones is for Holy Spirit to remove the scale or spiritual logs from their eyes and to bring them to Jesus for salvation. Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13 NKJ So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6 )