There are a lot of people moving around confessing their Christianity but to most, it’s outside and transformation has not reached their heart. Pray that you receive the Holy Spirit because that will make you a true Christian. The Samaritans accepted God’s message, they were baptized but something was still missing. Acts 8:16-17 The Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any of them, for they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then Peter and John laid their hands upon these believers, and they received the Holy Spirit.
There must be something about their character that made Paul wonder if they receive the Holy Spirit. You cannot receive the Holy Spirit and reman the same. Acts 19:2 “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” he asked them. “No,” they replied, “we haven’t even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”
If you are conscious of the fact that the Holy Spirit is in you, there are things you wouldn’t dare do. Knowing that every time you do them, you are choking Him. 1 Corinthians 6:19 Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself.
Judges 16:20 Then she cried out, “Samson! The Philistines have come to capture you!” When he woke up, he thought, “I will do as before and shake myself free.” But he didn’t realize the LORD had left him.There are things that you are able to do and excellent in it because the Holy Spirit is with you. Never loose that. 1 Samuel 16:14 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and a distressing spirit from the LORD troubled him.
Acts 19:1-2 While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul traveled through the interior regions until he reached Ephesus, on the coast, where he found several believers. “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” he asked them. “No,” they replied, “we haven’t even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”
When you have fellowship with Him, He is always with you. If consume alcohol, smoke, engage in wrong discussions, you are chocking Him. Paul was Surpprised when he met believers and questioned if the received the Holy Spirit because what he saw is not what he expected from Christians.
2 Corinthians 13:14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
In your fellowship don’t ignore Him as He tries to have a conversation with you, correcting and guiding you.
When Jesus was about to leave the disciples 3 things happened.
1. He blessed them
2. Instructed them to remain in Jerusalem.
3. They were to wait for the Holy Spirit to be upon them.
It is dangerous to start a ministry without being led by the Spirit. 1 Corinthians 2:10-11 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.
The Word must work in you. Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
The bible without the Holy Spirit, its just a book.
Before you take a journey, enquirer with God so you can be properly directed and protected.When you walk with God, there will be fruits in what you are doing.
Romans 1:13 Now I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that I often planned to come to you (but was hindered until now), that I might have some fruit among you also, just as among the other Gentiles.
Romans 8:14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. Our knowledge of the scripture is not the issue, obedience is. You cannot obey the Word minus the Holy Spirit. 2 Timothy 3:7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Being filled with the Spirit means that God’s Spirit in you infuses and controls your spirit, soul and body. When your spirit is controlled by His Spirit and is dominant over your soul, your whole person is conformed to God’s truth and His intention for you.