The little that we do is great if the Spirit of God is blessing. It is His power not our might which is the basic requirement of success.
The Holy Spirit, however, has set times, when He works extraordinarily, pouring Himself out with dramatic and unprecedented results, in order that the Church might be strengthened for future times:
“Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.” (Psalm 102:13)
The intercession of the Spirit is not to be confused with the intercession of Christ at the right hand of God. Christ prays for us as our Mediator. The Holy Spirit, however, prays within our hearts, giving us desires, praises and petitions as we pray. Therefore the intercession of the Holy Ghost is our intercession and His groanings are our groanings.
“…in assuring us the Holy Ghost brings us to the place where we have an affectionate intimate relationship with our Heavenly Father, learning to cry out for His presence and to rely upon Him utterly.”
The word regeneration denotes the new birth which brings new life to the soul. The necessity of this doctrine was especially articulated by Jesus Christ in His conversation with Nicodemas. Christ’s emphasis was that regeneration is a spiritual work in which man is passive, because he is flesh. Only the Holy Ghost can effect such a spiritual change in the life of the sinner.
As the one who represented us in His perfect humanity, Christ’s relationship with the Spirit has much to teach us about our need of the Holy Ghost. He possessed the Spirit as a man for us, so that we could enjoy the Spirit also
The fact that we have the Bible and it endures as the most important volume in the History of the World is testament to it’s credibility as the Word of God. Man continues to have fascination with the Bible, with it’s history and it’s enduring power.
THE DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY (13) The Holy Spirit His Movements in the Old Testament Psalm 51 David, in the Psalm 51, had committed terrible sins; adultery, murder, lying; but when confronted his contrition was genuine and heartfelt – “Oh take not thy Holy Spirit from me…restore unto me the joy of thy salvation.” SomeContinue reading “THE HOLY GHOST’S MOVEMENTS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT; The Trinity (13)”
THE DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY (12) The Holy Spirit His Deity and Personality Our studies, in this fundamental doctrine of the Christian Faith, bring us to the third person of the Holy Trinity; The Holy Spirit. Those who deny the Doctrine of the Trinity will inevitably have unscriptural views with regard to the Holy Spirit.Continue reading “THE DEITY AND PERSONALITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT; The Trinity (12)”
If only the Church could learn and employ the true “charisma” the gifts of grace, given by the Holy Ghost our congregations would be future proofed against carnal strife and division. The Characteristics of Christian Behaviour (e) God’s Grace Gifts to his Church Romans 12:6-8 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is givenContinue reading “God’s Grace Gifts to the Church; Romans Part 62”