THE MOVING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
"Why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost?"
The Holy Spirit is not to be trifled with. He is the One who continually works in our hearts. He is the...
32. Prophesying Spirit
It is the Holy Spirit who releases the spirit of prophecy upon His people. Read 1 Samuel 10:6; Luke 1:67; Acts 11:27-28 and 1 Corinthians 14:1.
33. Purging Spirit
Matthew 3:11-12 says, "He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire." The Lord Jesus Christ will purge (thoroughly cleanse) His people by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Isaiah 4:4 tells us there is coming a day "When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and the spirit of burning." The Holy Spirit is a Spirit of judgment and a Spirit of burning who will burn up all the chaff--all that is vain, empty, worldly, and ungodly in our lives.
34. Rapturing Spirit
The word "rapture" is harpazo and means "to snatch away." After Philip had witnessed to and baptized the Ethiopian eunuch down in Gaza, the Holy Spirit snatched him away and suddenly he found himself in Azotus--20 miles away! Amazing! How would you like to suddenly find yourself 20 miles away? I've often thought I'd like to travel by "Philip's transport" although it should more correctly be called "Holy Spirit transport."
In 2 Corinthians 12:2 it tells us how Paul was "caught up" (harpazo) to the third heaven. I am sure that happened by the power of the Holy Spirit, too.
35. Renewing Spirit
Titus 3:5-6 says, "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior." The word "renewing" means a total change of lifestyle, that which makes a person different from the past. The working of the Holy Spirit in our hearts makes a new person out of us. Praise the Lord.
36. Revealing Spirit
Ephesians 3:5 tells us that it is the Holy Spirit that reveals to us the mystery of the gospel.
37. River-flowing Spirit
John 7:37-39 says, "In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive.)" The Holy Spirit is not pictured as a stagnant pool, but a FLOWING RIVER, who wants to flow from our hearts out to a parched and thirsty world. Flowing water is fresh and life-giving. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can be life-givers to all those around us, too.
Isaiah 59:19 tells us that when the enemy comes in like a flood that the Holy Spirit will come like a "rushing river" to drive back the enemy.
38. Sanctifying Spirit
It is the Holy Spirit who sanctifies us. It does not matter how filthy and degraded someone has become, the power of the blood of Jesus is able to cleanse and sanctify. 1 Corinthians 6:11 says, "And such were some of you (involved in vile sinful lifestyles): but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." The word "sanctify" is hagiazo and means "to hallow something that is filthy, to separate from the world." Read also Romans 15:16; 2 Thessalonians 2:13 and 1 Peter 1:2.
39. Sealing Spirit
Ephesians 4:30 says, "And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption." The Greek word for seal is sphragizo, which means "to stamp for ownership." This stamp is the Holy Spirit. The presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives is the "down payment" or "the guarantee" that we belong to the family of God and have eternal life. It is the seal of ownership by God.
2 Corinthians 1: 22 says, "Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts." The word "earnest" is arrhabon and means, "the pledge, the purchase money given in advance as security for the rest."
Ephesians 1:13-14 says, "After that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory."
Love from Nancy Campbell
"Holy Spirit, please fill me to overflowing. I don't want to be a stagnant pool. I ask you to flow through my life to bring freshness, encouragement, and healing to my family and everyone I meet. Amen."
Overflowing with the Spirit to all I meet,
My husband, children, and those down the street!