Without Jesus Christ, YOUR LIFE IS IN DANGER RIGHT NOW. Not only do we need Jesus to save our soul so we can be raptured and spend eternity in Heaven; we need the Spirit of God with us daily to protect us, guide us, council us, warn us, and reveal God’s will to us. The Spirit of God is given to us when we accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. He is the One that is here on Earth with us. God and Jesus are in Heaven.
John 14:26, “But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will help you remember everything that I have told you.”
John 16:7, “But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him (the Holy Spirit) to you [to be in close fellowship with you].”
When Jesus left He sent the Holy Spirit to take His place here on Earth. Jesus, as a flesh and blood man, was only able to be in one place at a time. The Holy Spirit can be everywhere all the time. He is the One that gives us the power and intelligence that we need to be able to handle any situation that arises in our life.
Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power and ability when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be My witnesses [to tell people about Me] both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth.”
Acts 10:38“…how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with great power; and He went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, because God was with Him.”
Without the Holy Spirit Jesus would not even have been able to go about victoriously doing miracles and speaking the wisdom of God. If Jesus needed the Holy Spirit to be powerful and successful then so do we.
God with you makes you able to do what you were not able to do in the past. Without God you are unable to overcome addictions and resist the sin that has been killing you and destroying your life. But with the Spirit, you are able to pray and interceed for others and expect God to hear your prayer and answer it. With the Spirit, ALL THINGS ARE NOW POSSIBLE.
The HOLY SPIRIT is just that HE IS HOLY. He will not be in the presence of sin. If you want the power of God working in your life then you better separate yourself from sin and get your heart and attitude right with God. Even if you are “born again” but you are undisciplined and living with one foot in God’s world and other foot in the world you will not experience the power of the Holy Spirit. You have to sepaarte yourself from sin and sinful situations, then submit and surrender yourself to God and His way of living.
1 Thessalonians 5:18-20, “,, in every situation [no matter what the circumstances] be thankful and continually give thanks to God; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench [subdue, or be unresponsive to the working and guidance of] the [Holy] Spirit. Do not scorn or reject gifts of prophecy or prophecies [spoken revelations—words of instruction or exhortation or warning].
Philippians 2:12, “So then, my dear ones, just as you have always obeyed [my instructions with enthusiasm], not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation [that is, cultivate it, bring it to full effect, actively pursue spiritual maturity] with awe-inspired fear and trembling [using serious caution and critical self-evaluation to avoid anything that might offend God or discredit the name of Christ].”
Even if you are a Christian you can stop the power of the Holy Spirit from working in your life if you are not in control of your emotions, behavior and thought life. We can not display the Spirit of God truthfully if we are allowing ourselves to act like Satan.
Are you ready for the power? Just repeat this prayer. Say out loud where ever you are, JESUS HELP ME. I’M A SINNER. FORGIVE ME OF MY SINS. I RECEIVE YOU AS MY LORD AND SAVIOR. Thats it. You are now born again. I suggest you go to the “JESUS AS SAVIOR” page of this website and read for a more in depth study. God Bless!!