Saturday, January 26, 2013
The Ministry of The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is a "person" not a force, not a feeling. He is Holy and leads us into all righteousness. The Person of The Holy Spirit will only lead us to speak and act in a way that is Holy and Gives God Honor and Glory.
He will point toward The Risen Lord:The King of Kings.Knowing all that: How would one behave, if an earthly, King in all His Royal Garb and entourage, entered a room??
How much more should we Respect and Honor The Presence of God? In an over-abundance, of not wanting to judge, too many have cast aside discernment and have opened the Holy Spirit up to mockery and blasphemy.
How many more "revivals" that leave a trail of broken lives, influenced by the same men,and their "disciples"can we just shrug off? With store bought glitter and fake jewels, dollar bills falling from the ceiling?? None! None! None!
He is a personal God. Wanting to heal,restore and show great mercy and love to His People.
When the crowds were thronging Him and the woman touched the hem of His Garment, what did He do?
New Living Translation (NLT)
A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding.She had suffered a great deal from many doctors, and over the years she had spent everything she had to pay them, but she had gotten no better. In fact, she had gotten worse.She had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him through the crowd and touched his robe.For she thought to herself, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.” Immediately the bleeding stopped, and she could feel in her body that she had been healed of her terrible condition.
Jesus realized at once that healing power had gone out from him, so he turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my robe?”
His disciples said to him, “Look at this crowd pressing around you. How can you ask, ‘Who touched me?’”
But he kept on looking around to see who had done it.Then the frightened woman, trembling at the realization of what had happened to her, came and fell to her knees in front of him and told him what she had done.And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over.”
Did He keep walking? Did He leave her to just experience His Power and Virtue? Did he settle for that? NO! He said "Who touched Me". The disciples were not only ready to dismiss this event, they didn't think it was even possible, in that situation, for personal ministry, loving ministry and one on one ministry in such a large,chaotic crowd.
But, Jesus, moved by The Holy Spirit, would not leave it alone, He would minister to The ONE THAT REACHED OUT TO HIM IN FAITH. He would talk to her, love on her, encourage her.
Oh ,my friend, the days of The Holy Spirit being treated like a sideshow, like a drug, like an opiate ARE OVER. The Lord is not willing to have His Holy Spirit represented in such a way any longer.
He will reach for THE ONE that reaches for Him. He will raise up gentle, loving men and women of God that minister His Love personally, powerfully, with signs and wonders that don't entertain, but heal, restore, fix the broken places and sets the captives free.
His WISDOM will be shown BY THE CHURCH to the principalities and powers. And yes even in a huge crowds, where so many are reaching out for Him, His Holy Spirit, is willing and able, to minster to each one individually,personally, powerfully!!!!
ARE YOU READY!!!!!! HE IS!!!