Believers experience abundance and overflow in hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. However, for some believers, misconceptions about the Holy Spirit leads to fear and hence miss out on His goodness. Rev. Wanje outlined the misconceptions about the Holy Spirit; one of them is that He is a lesser member of the Trinity. The Holy Spirit assures us victory, is a wise counsellor for the believer, and convicts the lost to righteousness and judgement.
What difference does the Holy Spirit make in the life of a believer? Matthew Henry encapsulated it well, “Those that are full of the Holy Spirit are fit for anything, either to act for Christ or to suffer for Him. And those whom God calls out to difficult services for His name He will qualify for those services, and carry comfortably through them, by filling them with the Holy Spirit, that, as their afflictions for Christ abound, their consolation in Him may yet more abound, and then none of these things move them.” As Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised us a helper – the Spirit of truth (John 14:16-17). This counsellor would help us bring glory to Jesus Christ by revealing Him to us (John16:14).
Are you victorious in your Christian walk?
In Luke 11:13, Jesus pointed out that earthly parents, though they are evil, know how to give good gifts to their children, so His Father in heaven will give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him. When we believed, God marked us with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit became a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance in God until we are redeemed back to Him on the last day (Ephesians 1:13-14). This promise of God through the Holy Spirit should assure us that He who started a good work in us is faithful to complete it. When things seem bleak, let us always remember that God is for us and never against us (Romans 8:31).
Dear God, infuse me with the power of the Holy Spirit so that I may serve You effectively, Amen.