Saturday, January 26, 2013


After his resurrection, and when Jesus prepared to leave the earth, he told His apostles that He will always be with them.  He gave us all the gift of the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity.  He represents our heavenly Father, whom we have never seen, and was just a “voice” or a burning bush to the champions of the old testament.  Jesus is the same God who was sent to us in actual flesh form, an actual vision and an actual tangible being who roamed this earth so our faith does not have to be completely blind as long as we believed, His Son.  The third is the Holy Spirit, who is a gift given to us by Jesus through the sacrifice of His blood.   The Holy Spirit is the God who lives inside each and every one of us.  He is our inner voice, the one who tells us to do the will of God in our lives.  He is the one who trains us to become the champions that we are, the One who leads us to an eternal existence with God (all three).  He is the one who is, when you give to a charitable cause, that warm and fuzzy feeling of knowing you were able to be a blessing to someone.  He is the one who strengthens and brings comfort to your heart when someone you love has left you behind and alone in this world.  He is the one that makes you think about apologizing to someone you may have hurt.  He may be sometimes called your conscience, your integrity, or just that little spark in you that reinforces that there is more to life than the world we live in.  He is hope, strength, faith, and LOVE.

The Holy Spirit is an unsung hero but he is inside each and every last one of us.  Sometimes we suppress Him because of the part of us that is too dialed into the flesh.  The Holy Spirit is our direct link to God through prayer.  Sometimes when we refuse to pray is because of our stubbornness to admit that we must live by the will of God through the Holy Spirit and not by the desires of the flesh.

In Romans 8:11, the Holy Spirit energizes you, gives you power to do the will of God when the spirit is willing and the flesh is weak, when you yield to the Holy Spirit of God he will do that.

In Romans 8:26 The Holy Spirit helps us through our weaknesses.  We should not deny our weaknesses.  It’s not like God doesn’t know what they are.  The first reason we should do it is because it is a FACT.  It is also an asset.  You may deny that and say it’s a liability.  But it is not.  It is an asset.  In 2 Corinthians 12:9 says that God’s strength is sufficient.  Our problems many times is not that we’re weak.  It is because we are not weak enough.  We have never surrendered to God and said, “I can’t!”  But when we finally come to the end of our strength and we appropriate God’s strength then we will understand how not only will He activate your will but animate your body.  God’s plan is to deliver us from self-sufficiency and cast ourselves upon his sufficiency so He makes us perpetually weak that we might be perpetually strong.

The double meaning of the word HELP means “to take hold of” and it also means “instead of”.  The way the Holy Spirit helps us is “together with” and “instead of.”  When you are praying in the Holy Spirit, who is praying, you or the Holy Spirit?  The answer is, You and the Holy Spirit of God in you.  The Holy Spirit of God is praying instead of you but He is praying together with you.  You CANNOT do it without Him, and He WILL not do it without you.  What a partnership and a privilege it is to pray with the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit of God wants to think through our minds, He wants to speak through our lips, He wants to weep through our eyes and groan through our spirit. It is the Holy Spirit in the human spirit, together with, and instead of.  – Pastor Adrian Rogers




I know I’m a sinner, and my sin deserves judgment.  But You died to pay the penalty for my sin.  So, I repent of my sins now, Lord.  I ask You to forgive me and make me a new person.  Thank You for saving me, Jesus, and help  me live for You from now on.  I pray in Your name.  Amen.

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