Bible teacher Jason powers and religious history books. I was changed into a various person who place God quantity one in my life. In my pursuit to learn about God I read stories within the Bible of how the He worked in people’s lives.
Luke 1:13-15:”But the angel mentioned to him, ‘Don’t be afraid, Zechariah! God has heard your prayer, as well as your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son. You might be to name him John. How glad and pleased you’ll be, and how happy several other individuals will likely be when he is born! He will likely be a great man in the Lord’s sight. He must not drink any wine or strong drink. From his really birth he will probably be filled with the Holy Spirit,'”
John was filled using the Spirit from birth since his ministry would proceed the coming of Jesus Christ. I learned that the Spirit filled John around the inside and gave him messages from God to inform the individuals to make their lives better.Folks were cleansed from their sins by means of the ritual of baptism. And when Jesus came He was baptized just like everybody else.
Luke 3: 21&22: “After all the people had been baptized, Jesus also was baptized. While He was praying, heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit came down upon Him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my own dear Son. I am pleased with you.'”
The Spirit came into Jesus’ life within the form of a dove and the voice of God. Jesus immediately began His ministry. The power of the Holy Spirit gave Him the ability to heal the sick, cast out demons and to feed the hungry. It was a Spirit inside of ‘Jesus the man’ that taught folks all about God and how to surrender their lives to Jesus as their Savior. Jesus talked numerous instances during His ministry about the Holy Spirit and it’s purpose. He assured his disciples that when he left them they would never be alone, the Holy Spirit would come into their lives and live with them. The He would then teach them God’s will for their lives. The power of the Spirit would give them the ability to heal the sick and do even greater things than Jesus. Most of all the Holy Spirit would give them the strength to overcome the evil’s they would face inside the world.
Acts 2:23: “Suddenly there was a noise from the sky which sounded like a robust wind blowing, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then they saw what looked like tongues of fire which spread out and touched each particular person there. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to talk in other languages, as the Spirit enabled them to speak.”
The Holy Spirit revealed Himself in supernatural abilities to speak languages the disciples and their followers had never learned. They had been languages of Praise to God. The Spirit came with a mission to aid the children of God. It was a mission that would help them win the battles Satan would fight against them. It was a ministry that would teach God’s children their life purpose. It was a new way of understanding the world.It was a understanding they would need to understand in order to win the battles against evil they would face within the world.
When you study the works of the Holy Spirit, you’re amazed at how versatile He can be. Inside the Old Testament Moses experienced the Holy Spirit within the burning bush that spoke to him. Immediately Moses left everything he owned and went to Egypt to free Israel from slavery.He was given the power to perform mighty miracles before pharaoh that destroyed Egypt. Moses who was known to stutter became an excellent leader because the Spirit taught him what to say.Moses taught the Jewish folks the Laws God wanted them to understand. He led them into the Promised Land and gave them a home forever. His life became an example of what the Spirit can do when you surrender your life to God.
The Holy Spirit has shown even a sense of humor when He stopped Balaam a prophet from cursing Israel. He entered into his donkey and it spoke to Balaam like a man, stopping the prophet from his madness. Samson encountered the Holy Spirit via his hair. He was the strongest man alive but when his hair was cut the Spirit left too. David met the Spirit when Elijah anointed him with oil when he was only fourteen years old. David was given the power to slay Goliath the philistine giant with a small stone. He became the greatest king of Israel, since the Holy Spirit made him powerful and gave him victory over the enemies of Israel.
It has been more than twenty-five years since the Holy Spirit entered into my life. The Spirit has stayed with me as I’ve faced countless battles that taught me valuable lessons of what is right and what is wrong in our world. I cherish and love the Holy Spirit. He has given me supernatural strength and a determination to do what is right even when the world says I am wrong. The Spirit is my best friend. He has rescued me just in time when it seemed there was no hope. Ask Jesus to let the Him come into your life. The Spirit will change you from the inside out and change you into a far better person.
Who is the Holy Spirit? He is God the father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit, all wrapped up in 1. When God is in your life nothing you face in this world is too hard for you to accomplish. He will give you the power to overcome the hard things we will go by means of in the world. The Holy Spirit is God. Let Him in and He will change your life forever.