The Works of the Holy Spirit Part 3
“And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
It took me a while to realise that the primary purpose of our mouths is not for eating or drinking but to create. If you remember the story of creation, God created everything using His mouth by speaking out those things He wanted in existence. Furthermore, the bible went on to say He is still holding everything He created together by the Word of His power, which clearly must have come out of His mouth.
The reason for this is to highlight to you that the Holy Spirit gives us what to say both in tongues and in our understanding. For example, anytime I am going for an interview or I am facing a problem and I don’t know what to do, I start to pray in the Spirit (in tongues) because I know that as the Holy Spirit is giving me utterance, the solution will come. Then I go on and ask Him for the interpretation, sometimes before I ask for the interpretation supernatural ideas begin to drop into my mind and while I am yet speaking, I see the way out of the situation. Friend, there is always a way out, your problems never catch God by surprise.
Some may say but what of if the job in question is already taken by another person or a loss has occurred how does the Holy Spirit come into the situation? It may be true that there is nothing you can do about yesterday but today and tomorrow gives you another opportunity for total restoration in ways beyond your imagination. Look here! Because something is beyond you does not mean it’s beyond God. God is on top of it all and nothing can escape Him. You may have lost something or someone special, you can either give up and wallow in sorrow or get up above it and stick with God through it to become better and be victorious over this adversity by the ministry of the Holy Spirit the Comforter. So, start praying in the Holy Spirit under the present situation and receive divine utterance on how to deal with the challenge.
Another work of the Holy Spirit is to enable us to demonstrate the power of God among men. Someone asked how come there are fewer manifestations of God’s power in the world today than in the past? I said, the reason is there is a shortage of yielded men and women in the world. Friend, God has not and will never change. He always waits for men and women to submit to Him so as to work with and through them. So whenever the people are ready for God He shows up without delay. Are you hungry for the manifestation of the Holy Spirit then you are about to see Him show up in your life.
He is always ready to demonstrate the glory of heaven on earth but He needs us to bring Him into our circumstance through our thirst and hunger for Him.
For Further Study
Acts 2, Acts 1:8
Personal declaration for the day
I welcome the Holy Spirit into my day and situation. Amen
Questions for you to reflect on
Have you being baptized in the Holy Spirit