Tag: Holy Spirit
And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. (Ephesians 2:22 NIV)
It feels like a mystery, that God should dwell in us. That we should contain something of Him in our hearts. More so that as a people He is building us together and that His Spirit would dwell in us as a body. It realigns our thoughts of a personal walk with God to seeing it as corporate journey, we are together. We can grieve the Spirit on our own, but we can also grieve the Spirit corporately. The Spirit dwells in our hearts as individuals but He also dwells in us as a body. Through the networks of relationships he flows, or not, as the case might be.
It is the bonds of love that are the veins through which the Spirit of God flows, and it is hatred and dissension that brings the stroke or heart attack to the body. A blockage here or there, a faction with an opinion that causes destruction to the body. To control who you love is akin to the blocking of an artery through which the Holy Spirit would move and … Read More »
because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. (1 Thessalonians 1:5 NIV)
I so want to see this happen, the gospel going out not just in words but also in power. We are very articulate, very clever at communicating but sometimes at the expense of the ministry of the Holy Spirit. We need to be clear, effective and efficient communicators but only if we are also able to minister with His power as well. We cannot make Him turn up when we speak, but our lifestyle and our prayer lives are conducive to His manifestation. I feel that the current climate of Christianity has settled for a brand that is far less than what it promises. I don’t want my ears to be tickled by preaching, I want to see the real deal. I want to see the stuff happening! Signs, wonders, miracles, healing the sick, raising the dead, the lame walking, the blind seeing, the deaf hearing, captives being set free and broken hearts healed. Maybe I’m greedy, but I really do want to see it
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