Main Summary: God’s Will Is the Holy Spirit by Gloria Copeland delves into the profound role of the Holy Spirit in your life. From initiating salvation through Jesus’ resurrection to the transformative work within and upon you, the author emphasizes dependence on the Holy Spirit. In it, you’ll learn the power of receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the indispensable guidance and understanding that comes from practicing reliance on Him.
Lessons You’ll Learn From This Post
- The Role Of The Holy Spirit to You
- The Role of The Holy Spirit in You
- The Role of The Holy Spirit Upon You
- Practicing Dependence on The Holy Spirit
- Receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit
The Role Of The Holy Spirit to You
In “God’s Will Is the Holy Spirit” the author emphasizes the profound role of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer. She highlights that the Holy Spirit was instrumental in making the truth of Jesus’ resurrection real in your heart, as stated in Romans 10:9. Thereby initiating the process of salvation.
The author underscores that Jesus came to enable humanity to receive God’s nature and eternal life. She explains that Jesus, during His time on Earth, couldn’t make people born again until He paid the price for sin at Calvary and became the firstborn from the dead.
She quotes Jesus, who mentioned that it was advantageous for Him to depart and send the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, who would guide believers into all truth (John 16:7,12-15). The author emphasizes the transformative work of the Holy Spirit, likening it to a new birth, where spiritual death is eradicated, and individuals are born again as sons of God.
In all the Holy Spirit is responsible for your spiritual transformation and rebirth, making you a new creature in God’s image, and the author emphasizes the miraculous nature of this event in the realm of the spirit.
The Role of The Holy Spirit in You
Apart from the ministry of the Holy Spirit to you in salvation, he also has a ministry to perform within you.
According to the author, the ministry of the Holy Spirit is twofold: to impart God’s nature to your spirit and to provide you with exact knowledge of God. This Spirit enables you to walk in the newness of life, as it’s said, “The Spirit that gives us life must also sustain that life” (Ezekiel 36:26-27).
After you make Jesus Lord of your life, the Holy Spirit comes to dwell within you permanently. Jesus assured His disciples that the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, would abide with them forever and live on the inside of them (John 14:15-17).
The author highlights that the disciples had been working with the Holy Spirit before, preaching, healing, and casting out devils, but after Jesus’ resurrection, He breathed the life of God into them, saying, “Receive the Holy Spirit,” signifying the arrival of eternal life within them (John 20:21-22).
In essence, the Holy Spirit’s presence within you marks a profound transformation, bringing God’s nature and eternal life into your spirit, enabling you to walk in newness of life, and dwelling in you permanently after you accept Jesus as your Lord.
The Role of The Holy Spirit Upon You
On this subject, the author recounts and describes the transformative experiences of the disciples after the ascension of Jesus and their receipt of the Holy Spirit.
In her study, the disciples underwent a remarkable change. They were no longer troubled, afraid, or sad. She quotes Luke’s account of this change: ‘”And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them and carried up into heaven. And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy: And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God (Luke 24:51-53).”
Where there had been sadness, now there was great joy – a fruit of the Spirit. Where there was fear and confusion, now there was continual praise and blessing of God. And they were obedient, going to Jerusalem as instructed, waiting for the promised enduement of power from on high.”
The author emphasizes that the Holy Spirit within a believer is for fruit-bearing in their personal life, while the Spirit upon them is for service. She notes that receiving the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a distinct experience from the new birth. And recommends that Christians should be taught to believe in and receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Just as the disciples were instructed and expected the Holy Spirit’s empowerment through faith.
The author underscores the importance of aligning your life with God’s Word and having faith in God’s promises to experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit’s power and transformation in your life.
Practicing Dependence on The Holy Spirit
It will take dependence on the Holy Spirit to have guidance and understanding. The author used the scripture below to elaborate on this.
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God” (1 Corinthians 2:9-10).
According to the author, the Holy Spirit, who knows the deep things of God, desires to live within you to teach you the profound and unsearchable wisdom of God. Spiritual understanding comes from the Spirit of God, as no one can know the things of God without His revelation.
She quotes Jesus’ words (John 14:26) saying that the Holy Spirit would teach you all things He will guide you into all truth and show you things to come (John 16:12-13).”
She also pointed out that, Jesus made it clear that the Holy Spirit would open up limitless spiritual knowledge and understanding. With the Holy Spirit residing in you, there are no limits to what can be known and comprehended spiritually.
In light of these truths, the author notes that refusing God’s offer of His Spirit is unthinkable, as the Holy Spirit has been given to teach you how to be successful in this life.
Receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit
In the words of the author, “The Bible simply says, ‘…be filled with the Spirit’ (Ephesians 5:18). You know that the Bible is God speaking to you. It is God’s will for you to receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit!” The author emphasizes the importance of seeking and asking for the Holy Spirit, drawing from Luke 11:9-13 where Jesus assures that if you ask, you will receive the Holy Spirit.
The author explains that speaking in tongues is a vital part of receiving the Holy Spirit and points to examples in the New Testament where believers spoke in tongues upon receiving the Holy Spirit. She stresses the significance of praying in tongues, emphasizing that it edifies and strengthens your spirit, even when you don’t know what to pray for.
Furthermore, the author encourages you to have faith in receiving the Holy Spirit’s empowerment and highlights the supernatural nature of this experience in Mark 16:17. However, for this to be your experience, she urges you to seek Baptism in the Holy Spirit earnestly, pray in tongues, and believe that you will receive this powerful gift as part of your spiritual journey.
In conclusion, the author in this boom emphasizes relying on the Holy Spirit, who is referred to as the Comforter, Counselor, Helper, and more. She stresses that the Holy Spirit has been given to teach you ALL the truth and that greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. The Holy Spirit is there to guide you in every decision and empower you in both crises and everyday life. You’ve been endowed with God’s power and ability through the Holy Spirit, and you should dare to believe in this truth and let it be displayed in your life as a witness to others that Jesus is alive.
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