“Comfort, comfort my people,” says your God. “Speak tenderly to Jerusalem. Tell her that her sad days are gone and her sins are pardoned. . . . Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. The Lord has spoken!” ( ► Is. 40:1,2,5 )
Congratulations and welcome to the last week of July 2021. Three weeks ago, we began a series titled: Holy Spirit: Catalyst for Supernatural Breakthrough and so far in the series, we have established that by the power of the Holy Ghost, the believer is directed by God, directed into triumph and victory – all the time. As we conclude on the series this week, I want to begin by saying that it is amazing to know that as a believer, you and I have the privilege of being in a relationship with the Creator of the universe.
The Holy Spirit today plays a major role in the application of salvation to the individual. It is the Holy Spirit who brings conviction to the unbeliever and causes him or her to see the truth of the gospel in a clear light. Those who respond to this conviction and place their faith in Jesus Christ receive eternal life and a new nature. The Holy Spirit equally unites the believer with Christ and places him in the body of Christ, controls the believer who yields to God and submits himself to God’s Word; and seals the believer “until the day of redemption”(2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13; 4:30).
The Holy Spirit sovereignly bestows spiritual gifts or abilities for service to every believer. He washes, sanctifies, purifies and justifies (Romans 15;16, 1 Corinthians 6:11; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Timothy 3:16; 1 Peter 1:2,22), restrains (Acts 16:6) and renews (Titus 3:5). The Holy Spirit provides boldness(Acts 4:31) and power to be a witness (Acts 1:8). He supplies (Philippians 1:19), strengthens with might (Ephesians 3:16), liberates (2 Corinthians 3:17), reveals (Luke 2:25; 1 Corinthians 2:10,12; Ephesians 1:17-19; 3:5), gives power to mortify the deeds of the flesh (Romans 8:13), gives comfort, health, and strength (John 15:26; Acts 9:31).
Today, the Holy Spirit is inviting you and I to walk with Him. (Romans 8:4-5) so I sign off on the series, if you need a miracle today in your body, your relationship with the Lord, your marriage, your children, your emotions; or your finances – this is your opportunity to believe God and enter into a new and exciting season of His covenant blessings. As you make the Holy Spirit your Senior Partner for life, I see God by His Spirit become an enemy to your enemies, prosper you, restore everything the enemy stole from you, increase you on every side, take sickness away from you, grant you long life; and assign His angels to protect and lead you to your miracles.
Welcome to your new season of overflowing, never ending, proof-producing anointing of God over your life.