THE MOVING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
"How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself
without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?"
The Holy Spirit is called the Eternal Spirit. He was involved with the Father and the Son from the eons of eternity in the plan of redemption. One commentator describes our eternal redemption coming "through His most burning love, flowing from His eternal Spirit." The Holy Spirit has been working since eternity and continues to work. Let's look at more ways He works in our hearts today. He is the...
12. Faith-Imparting Spirit
Acts 11:24 tells us about Barnabas who was "full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added to the Lord." How is faith released in our heart? By the operation of the Holy Spirit within us. The more we allow the Holy Spirit to move in our lives, the more faith He will generate in our hearts.
13. Fellowshipping Spirit
Paul prays for the Corinthian believers in 2 Corinthians 13:14, "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost be with you all. Amen." The word communion is koinonia meaning fellowship. The Holy Spirit does not want to be ignored in our lives. He wants to communicate and fellowship with us. Aren't you so grateful for the moment by moment fellowship of the Holy Spirit in your life? We were born to have fellowship with the Holy Spirit and Christ Jesus (1 Corinthians 1:9). Teach your children this wonderful truth, too. Read also Philippians 2:1.
14. Filling Spirit
The Holy Spirit not only wants to dwell in us, but FILL us. Ephesians 5:18 says, "Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess, but be FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." When you are filled with the Holy Spirit you'll be thanking God at all times for all things. The Holy Spirit moves our hearts to praise Him, and therefore the more we are filled with the Spirit, the more we will want to praise God.
Here are some examples of people being filled with the Holy Spirit: Luke 1:15, 41, 67; 4:1; Acts 2:4; 4:8, 31; 6:35; 7:55; 9:17; 11:24; 13:9, 52.
15. Fruit-Bearing Spirit
The Holy Spirit wants to grow beautiful fruit in our lives. Galatians 5:22-23 says, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." What evidence are we revealing of the Holy Spirit's working in our lives? Does our husband get to eat of this fruit? Do our children partake of this fruit?
16. Glorifying Jesus Spirit
One of the main tasks of the Holy Spirit is to give glory and honor to Jesus Christ. We know the Holy Spirit indwells us when we want to honor Jesus. "He shall glorify me," Jesus said in John 16:14.
17. Grace-Giving Spirit
The Holy Spirit is called "the Spirit of grace" in Hebrews 10:29. The word "grace" is the beautiful Greek word charis and reveals God's great love and salvation which is given freely without expectation of return. It reveals God's lovingkindness to us whether we deserve it or not. One way to remember the understanding of this word is: God's Riches At Christ's Expense.
God's grace loves the unlovely. God's grace never gives up, even when spurned and rejected. It is not a respecter of persons. I need God's grace to work in my life, don't you?
May we never disdain the Holy Spirit who dwells in us. Hebrews 10:29 CEB says, "How much worse punishment do you think is deserved by the person who walks all over God's Son, who acts as if the blood of the covenant that made us holy is just ordinary blood, and who insults the Spirit of grace?"
18. Helping Spirit
Romans 8:26 tells us that when we are weighed down with a burden that The Holy Spirit comes to help us in our weakness.
19. Hope-Filling Spirit
Romans 15:13 says, "Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may ABOUND IN HOPE, through the power of the Holy Ghost." Hope believes that God is going to do good things, even when everything looks hopeless. But, we can't boost up hope in the flesh; it only comes by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Love from Nancy Campbell
"Thank you, Father, that your Holy Spirit has been working for my blessing since the eons of eternity. Thank you that He is the Eternal Spirit who was involved in my redemption, and is now working, against all the power of the enemy, to reveal Christ to me and in me. Thank you for the working of the Holy Spirit in my life, for without Him I have no spiritual life. Amen."
My only eternal accomplishments are the working of the Holy Spirit within me.