Summary: to become aware of who is inside us.
Becoming Holy Spirit sensitive
Over the past month or so we have been speaking on revival and that for revival to take place, the Holy Spirit is needed. So what or who is the Holy Spirit.
SHOW VIDEO CLIP OF GHOST SHOWING UP
Is that not how some of us think that the Holy Spirit is why I can tell what the Holy Spirit is not.
HE IS NOT A VAGUE, ETEREAL SHADOW, NOR AN IMPERSONAL FORCE, HE IS NOT AN ‘IT’, HE IS NOT A DIVINE INFLUENCE, HE IS NOT A FLEECY WHITE CLOUD, HE IS NOT A GHOST OR A CONCEPT, NOR IS HE A FIGMENT ON ONE’S IMAGINATION, HE IS NOT A MYSTICAL IMPRESSION OR A MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE, HE IS NOT CONJURED UP BY A MEDIUM.
HE IS HOWEVER THE THIRD PERSON OF THE GODHEAD, THE HOLY TRINITY, HE IS GOD, HE IS A PERSON EQUAL IN EVERY WAY WITH GOD THE FATHER AND GOD THE SON.
Ok let me explain this, there is a major difference between a ghost and a spirit.
Spirits make you feel calm, comforted and reassured, they often appear in dreams or you may see them as an apparition.
Ghosts on the other hand leave you with an eerie feeling and makes you uncomfortable, they appear as shadows or mist, they may also be attached to an object or living person, maybe another word for this could be demon.
HOW AND WHEN ARE WE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
When a person becomes born again by believing and receiving Jesus, God resides in that person through the Holy Spirit. It is impossible for you to become a Christian to understand the bible and other spiritual truths, to pray, to live a Holy life, to witness or do anything for the Lord Jesus without the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit has intellect, emotion and will.
The Holy Spirit entered you when you decided to give your life to Christ, to become a Christian. We need to continually ask the Holy Spirit to lead us, to guide us, to help us do the things that God wants us to do. When we are growing as Christians, we should allow the Holy Spirit to take control over more and more areas of our lives.
The Christians relationship with the Holy Spirit is both critical and progressive, we learn that the Christian life is a life of faith rather than a life of works and that one should work consistently in the power of the Holy Spirit.
We are a three part being:
Spirit: our spirit is what is born again when we make Jesus Lord of our life. It is where the Holy Spirit gently speaks to our spirit.
Soul: our soul is our mind, will and emotions, what we think, what we want and what we feel.
Body: our body is the vessel that houses the soul and spirit and will only do what we train it to do.
Our part is to learn how to let the Holy Spirit led us and in that is learning to become sensitive to the Holy Spirit.
Turn with me to Ephesians 4:25-32
No more lying, then! Each of you must tell the truth to the other believer, because we are all members together in the body of Christ. If you become angry, do not let your anger lead you into sin, and do not stay angry all day. Don't give the Devil a chance. If you used to rob, you must stop robbing and start working, in order to earn an honest living for yourself and to be able to help the poor. Do not use harmful words, but only helpful words, the kind that build up and provide what is needed, so that what you say will do good to those who hear you. And do not make God's Holy Spirit sad; for the Spirit is God's mark of ownership on you, a guarantee that the Day will come when God will set you free. Get rid of all bitterness, passion, and anger. No more shouting or insults, no more hateful feelings of any sort. Instead, be kind and tender-hearted to one another, and forgive one another, as God has forgiven you through Christ.
What does sensitivity mean:
It has two meanings:
1- Easily hurt, the bible calls it being touchy. We do not want to get hurt or get our feelings hurt. Some of us are over sensitive to things and make mountains out of molehills. You need today to make a change with the help of God as there are plenty of big things in our lives to deal with.
2- The one we are going to speak about is being aware of the needs and emotions of other people, let me expand on that, we need to be aware, and learn to know what grieves the Holy Spirit who is by this stage dwelling in you. What offends the Holy Spirit, what He likes and does not like, there are attitudes, conversations, behaviours that He does not like and our job is not to live on this planet after being born again to please ourselves but to please God.