THE HOLY SPIRIT’S PURPOSE
Why did Jesus send us the Holy Spirit? If it wasn’t important for us to understand the Holy Spirit and connect to Him Jesus would not have sent Him to us. If we believe the bible is the word of God and the Holy Spirit was sent to us then why is it we are not taught about Him? Most churches stop at the salvation message and never go any further leaving the children of God defenseless with an enemy out there (devil) who just enjoys tormenting us. Let me tell you why we need the Holy Spirit. For one thing it is His job to convict the world of sin, and of what is right and of the fact that God is the judge. The scripture on this is in John 16:8. You cannot get saved until you get convicted of your sin and realize you need saving. That is what the Holy Spirit does. He is also called the comforter which means He takes the time to comfort us when we are struggling with situations and when our emotions are all upset. His purpose is also to guide each of us into all the truth (John 16:13). That means that God desires to show us the truth about life and what to do and how to do it. Why is it we know nothing about Him? He is the one who enters into your human spirit and lives there guiding you every day. He has 9 supernatural gifts for us to use and His personality has 9 fruits. When I say fruits I do not mean the fruits we eat like apples or oranges. The word calls His personality the fruits of the Spirit. We will go into them later on in this teaching. As you can see He has a very important purpose in our well-being. In order to fulfill His purpose in our lives we have to allow Him, as He will not infringe upon our free will. If you opened your heart to Jesus and you have no knowledge of the Holy Spirit He will silently nudge your spirit and wait for the day when you realize there is more to Him than just hearing that He is the 3rd person of the Trinity.
HOW DOES THE SPIRIT COME IN
Before Jesus left this world to go and be with the Father, He commanded the disciples in Acts 1:4-5 that they should not go anywhere until they received the Holy Spirit. In verse 8 Jesus told them they would receive power, after the Holy Ghost is come upon you. The word power in this scripture is from the Greek word dunamis meaning a dynamite force (miraculous power), to be able to have the strength. Jesus did not want them to go out and spread His truth to the world without the Holy Spirit coming upon them so they would receive His power to accomplish the work they were called to do.
They gathered together daily in prayer and waited and on the day of Pentecost they were all with one accord in one place. Suddenly there came a sound from heaven as a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. There appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance Acts 2: 2-4. This is how we receive the power from on High and then and only then are we equipped to go out and live the life that God intends for us as we can only walk with the power as the Holy Spirit gives it to us. The evidence is when we speak with this new language that we have never spoken before called speaking in tongues. It is also one of the gifts of the Spirit as we will learn as we continue to explore the workings of the Holy Spirit. This is the beginning of the supernatural realm and it becomes more real as you start to experience the gifts of the Holy Spirit in operation. The supernatural is natural to God and as a child of God we are to embrace this as part of our heritage as children of the most High God.