To walk in the Spirit you must start talking to the Spirit. The Holy Spirit wants to have fellowship with you (2 Corinthians 13:14). God gives us love, Jesus gives us grace, and the Spirit gives us communion. Most of us think that the Spirit’s gift is tongues or maybe power. But His primary gift is a relationship. He wants to have an ongoing relationship with you. You are fully qualified for that relationship, in the same way, you are qualified for the love of God and grace of Jesus. He desires intimacy with all of us, not just with certain special people.To walk in the Holy Spirit we must talk to the Holy Spirit Click To Tweet
His gift is not just conviction but communion. When believers think of the Holy Spirit, their minds quickly move to the fact that the Holy Spirit’s role is to convict us of sin. But when you read in the context of the Holy Spirit’s conviction, you will see that He comes to convict the world of sin and to convict us of righteousness (John 16:8). His role is to convict the world of sin so that they may believe in God to bring them to Christ. He does convict us of sin as well, but He also wants to convict us of the righteousness that we have through Jesus Christ. When was the last time you have been convicted by the Holy Spirit that you are righteous? Do you know that’s also His role? Conviction is what he does, but His gift to us is communion according to 2 Corinthians 13:14.
You can’t have a friendship with someone you keep calling “it”. Many people don’t have fellowship with the Holy Spirit because they view the Holy Spirit as a force instead of a friend. They see him as a power, not as a person. Jesus never referred to the Holy Spirit as “it” but always as “He”. The Holy Spirit is a person. He is not a dove, wind, fire, cloud, force, or power. He is not even a feeling. He is not power. He is a real person.
Talk to the Holy Spirit today!
This blog was written by Vladimir Savchuk.
Pastor Vlad is the lead pastor of Hungry Generation Church, an author of “Break Free” and “Single, Ready to Mingle” and a founder of free online school “Vlad’s School.” To download free e-books, sermon series, small group study guides go to vladimirsavchuk.com
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