Tori and I had gone to church to pray for healing more than her heart. Her physician warned her that she was endanger of abruptly dying of a huge heart attack. Urgently we had come to church believing that a miracle was her only hope of survival. We sat down in the sanctuary and I placed my hands more than her heart. A supernatural warmth flowed into our bodies and ignited my hands turning them red and hot. I felt a trembling inside and all of a sudden I felt the Holy Spirit take up residence inside my body. The Spirit came lovingly and developed a healing power that flowed within Tori’s body placing her heart into remission.
Over the years I’ve recalled several occasions the day I met the Spirit. It was a time when God’s will became my life purpose. I wanted to know my Heavenly Father and I actively pursued understanding via my Bible and religious history books. I was changed into a distinct individual who put God quantity a single in my life. In my pursuit to learn about God I read stories in the Bible of how the He worked in people’s lives.
Luke 1:13-15:”But the angel stated to him, ‘Don’t be afraid, Zechariah! God has heard your prayer to the holy spirit, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son. You’re to name him John. How glad and satisfied you will be, and how satisfied numerous others will be when he’s born! He will be an excellent man within the Lord’s sight. He must not drink any wine or robust drink. From his extremely birth he will likely be filled using the Holy Spirit,'”
John was filled with the Spirit from birth because his ministry would proceed the coming of Jesus Christ. I discovered that the Spirit filled John around the inside and gave him messages from God to tell the folks to produce their lives far better.Individuals had been cleansed from their sins by means of the ritual of baptism. And when Jesus came He was baptized just like everyone else.
Luke 3: 21&22: “After all the folks had been baptized, Jesus also was baptized. While He was praying, heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit came down upon Him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my own dear Son. I am pleased with you.'”
The Spirit came into Jesus’ life in the form of a dove and the voice of God. Jesus immediately began His ministry. The power of the Holy Spirit gave Him the ability to heal the sick, cast out demons and to feed the hungry. It was a Spirit inside of ‘Jesus the man’ that taught individuals all about God and how to surrender their lives to Jesus as their Savior. Jesus talked numerous instances during His ministry about the Holy Spirit and it’s goal. He assured his disciples that when he left them they would never be alone, the Holy Spirit would come into their lives and live with them. The He would then teach them God’s will for their lives. The power of the Spirit would give them the ability to heal the sick and do even greater things than Jesus. Most of all the Holy Spirit would give them the strength to overcome the evil’s they would face inside the world.
Acts 2:23: “Suddenly there was a noise from the sky which sounded like a strong wind blowing, and it filled the whole house where they have been sitting. Then they saw what looked like tongues of fire which spread out and touched each person there. They were all filled with all the Holy Spirit and began to talk in other languages, as the Spirit enabled them to speak.”
The Holy Spirit revealed Himself in supernatural abilities to speak languages the disciples and their followers had never discovered. They had been languages of Praise to God. The Spirit came with a mission to aid the children of God. It was a mission that would help them win the battles Satan would fight against them. It was a ministry that would teach God’s children their life goal. It was a new way of understanding the world.It was a understanding they would need to know in order to win the battles against evil they would face inside the world.
When you study the works of the Holy Spirit, you are amazed at how versatile He can be. In the Old Testament Moses experienced the Holy Spirit inside the burning bush that spoke to him. Immediately Moses left everything he owned and went to Egypt to free Israel from slavery.He was given the power to perform mighty miracles before pharaoh that destroyed Egypt. Moses who was known to stutter became an excellent leader because the Spirit taught him what to say.Moses taught the Jewish people the Laws God wanted them to know. He led them into the Promised Land and gave them a home forever. His life became an example of what the Spirit can do when you surrender your life to God.
The Holy Spirit has shown even a sense of humor when He stopped Balaam a prophet from cursing Israel. He entered into his donkey and it spoke to Balaam like a man, stopping the prophet from his madness. Samson encountered the Holy Spirit by means of his hair. He was the strongest man alive but when his hair was cut the Spirit left too. David met the Spirit when Elijah anointed him with oil when he was only fourteen years old. David was given the power to slay Goliath the philistine giant with a small stone. He became the greatest king of Israel, simply because the Holy Spirit made him strong and gave him victory over the enemies of Israel.
It has been more than twenty-five years since the Holy Spirit entered into my life. The Spirit has stayed with me as I’ve faced countless battles that taught me valuable lessons of what is right and what is wrong in our world. I cherish and love the Holy Spirit. He has given me supernatural strength and a determination to do what is right even when the world says I am wrong. The Spirit is my best friend. He has rescued me just in time when it seemed there was no hope. Ask Jesus to let the Him come into your life. The Spirit will change you from the inside out and change you into a much better person.
Who is the Holy Spirit? He’s God the father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit, all wrapped up in one. When God is in your life nothing you face in this world is too hard for you to accomplish. He will give you the power to overcome the hard things we will go via inside the world. The Holy Spirit is God. Let Him in and He will change your life forever.