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Holy Spirit

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Transformation #6—Beneficial Transformation

To each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the benefit of all. 1 Corinthians 12:7 First, creation; then, recreation. When God first assigned human beings the task of exercising authority over creation as his representatives, he intended for us to continue subduing chaos so that he, and we, could label the end … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About Defeating Covetousness

The Bible teaches that certain attitudes of mind and heart give Satan a foothold in our lives. For example, Ephesians 4:26–27 says that to allow anger against others to persist is to give place to the devil. 2 Corinthians 10:4–5 urges us to cast down all those attitudes (“arguments”) which scorn the knowledge of God. … Continue reading

Guidance #7—Immediate Guidance

An angel of the Lord spoke to Philip saying, “Arise and go south” … And he arose and went; then he encountered an Ethiopian eunuch … And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go up and join this chariot.” Acts 8:26–29 Technically, this is not a promise. But it does illustrate what seems to be the … Continue reading

Guidance #2—Guiding Presence

God said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.” Then Moses said to him, “If your presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here.” Exodus 33:14–15 We need more than just the knowledge of our destination. Israel needed more than a road map to Canaan. … Continue reading

Christian Freedom #6 — Glorious Freedom

Whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. The Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we each, with unveiled face reflecting the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory. 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 “Aha!” experiences … Continue reading

God’s Presence #6 — Present for Clarity

It is to your advantage that I … send the Helper to you. … He will expose the world’s error concerning sin, righteousness and judgment. John 16:7-8 The world would have us believe incorrectly about certain fundamental truths. So having the Holy Spirit is advantageous for Christians. Jesus does not give him to us to … Continue reading

Comfort #7 — Perceptive Comfort

When the Comforter comes, he will convict the world concerning sin, and righteousness, and judgment; concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you no longer behold me; and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged. John 16:8-11 When we … Continue reading

Goodness #5 — Giver of Good

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him? Luke 11:13 We give good gifts in spite of the evil in us; God gives good gifts because of the goodness in him. We have … Continue reading

Eager Answers

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him? Luke 11:13 No human parent loves perfectly. They are not always eager to do the very best for their children. There is an evil in … Continue reading