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When the Spirit moves you

Post  palmtree on Thu 20 Sep 2007, 5:39 am



The power of the Holy Spirit is evident today. You've heard the expression, "when the Spirit moves you". Paul, in many of his excellent letters to the early Church communities, spoke of the activity of the Holy Spirit. Read 1 Corinthians to discover the many gifts(1 Cor 12) and how it all has to be bound together in love (1 Cor 13 ). Paul's conversion was so complete that he learned the trap of self and was grateful for the power of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers (1 Cor 2:4). Further, in 1 Corinthians 2:12 Paul states, "And God has actually given us his Spirit (not the world's spirit) so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us."(NLT) Part of knowing God is knowledge of these gifts.

Understanding the truth the Spirit gives you goes beyond human wisdom. In fact, those who don't have the Helper can't understand this truth, it is foolishness to them (1 Cor 2:14-16). So, consider this: if you go through life relying on human wisdom then you are falling into a trap. You can't discover the real truth without knowing God.

To be sure, our brains are amazing creations. We use only a fraction of our potential. Yet, God tells us that no matter how brilliant we may be it is foolishness in His eyes if we disregard His wisdom. I think the powerful combination of the Helper and our individual gifts is what brings about real fruit. Your gifts, whatever they may be, are God given. The gifts of the Spirit may be things you've been good at before, like speaking, writing or music. They will reach their fulfillment in the Spirit. You might also receive gifts from the Spirit the likes of which you've never experienced. Be open to this.

The Helper is what brings to life the teaching from Jesus and God. You can study the Bible and you can perform good deeds, but it's ultimately futile to do it without the free gift of God's Spirit to lead us. We fall into that trap of trying to do what pleases God on our own power. The Holy Spirit gives us the help we need to turn from our sinful nature (Romans 8:11-14).

Christ saved us from our sins by dying on the cross. Our repentance is part of the requirement for receiving salvation. That doesn't mean we won't ever sin again. We're forgiven, yes, but we also need to change. The real demonstration of that change is in how we live and how we treat others. The Holy Spirit, dwelling in you, will give you all the help you need. Furthermore, He pleads on our behalf to God (Romans 8:26-27).

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Re: When the Spirit moves you

Post  Waqar Daniel on Thu 20 Sep 2007, 1:19 pm

This a great indepth message and I hope everyone read and share their remarks on your article.

I believe that there are many who do not believe in Holy Spirit as they have nver experienced the Holy Spirit. This is my prayer that God may bless everyone with Holy Spirit, in Jesus name. AMEN

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