As a true-believing Christian who has fully given his or her life to Christ, you ought to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit in order to overcome the temptations; life challenging issues both spiritual and physical ones.
The devil is not happy that you’ve taken that decision to live a holy and righteous life in Christ and that is why he won’t leave you alone, rather he will send stronger temptations and trials that might pull you down and make you backslide back to your old sinful lifestyle.
This is why it is a must that every Christian believer who has totally surrendered his or her life to Christ needs the Holy Spirit in order to overcome the devil and his temptations and trials. Because when the holy spirit is in you, no matter the trials and temptations that the devil and his agents sent to you, the holy spirit of God in you will help you to resists all of them and you will overcome the devil and his trials and temptation.
Now I know that you might be asking yourself why you need the Holy Spirit, but don’t worry, we’re going treat that issues right now, without wasting so much of your time let’s get right away.
9 Most Important Reasons Why You Must Have The Holy Spirit.
- The Holy Spirit Is A Person
The Holy Spirit is God; He is part of a Trinity. That means we can have a relationship with him, as Jesus did.
The Holy Spirit is not a force to be reckoned with, a ghost, or a manifestation we see. You are human, communicative, and emotional.
The Bible shows us that the Holy Spirit speaks (Acts 13: 2), loves (Romans 15:30), and forgives us (Romans 8: 26-27). He may be reviled (Hebrews 10:29), and he may be grieved (Ephesians 4:30).
- He’s Always Been Here And Always Will Be
The Holy Spirit was floating on the water in Genesis and is described as shouting with the Bride in Revelation. He’s not something new that emerged in the 1990s or someone who arrives late for church meetings.
The Holy Spirit was always present in Jesus’ time on earth. She covered Mary during the pregnancy and came to Jesus as the dove at his baptism. As believers, we will always need the Holy Spirit, daily and in all seasons.
- The Holy Spirit Changes Our Lives
“When I’m in the presence of God, I know and hope things will change,” said Kate Smith, President of Catch The Fire.
As we build a relationship with Him, we can expect the Holy Spirit to work in our lives and make a difference. In John 14, He is described as a comforter, a truth that stays with us and helps us to remember the things we have learned about God. In John 16 we read that He is the Counselor, that He guides and deceives us with sin. Romans 8 explain how He teaches us how to pray and helps us not to sin.
- The Holy Spirit Transforms Our Lives Dramatically
John the Baptist was filled with the Holy Spirit in his mother’s womb. Jesus was filled with the Spirit, and he was led into the wilderness. The disciples were filled with the Spirit in the upper room, which led Peter to preach the gospel.
This is the same for us today, as Steve Long, General Catch The Fire Church Leader in Toronto said, “When I am in the presence of God, full of hope, I see that anything can now happen, that in this place where miracles can happen, where lives can be changed, where I can meet God . ”
Ephesians 5:18 says we must be filled with the Holy Spirit. Not to be overlooked: the Holy Spirit wants to be deeply involved in our lives.
- The Holy Spirit Fills and Equip Us
When we know the Holy Spirit and allow Him to work in our lives, we will always see results. Galatians 5 describes how Jesus’ followers have love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, mildness, and self-control. Any place you do not have those qualities is an opportunity to invite the Holy Spirit into your life.
- Having The Holy Spirit Is Just About Everyday Life And Encounter.
You are invited to know the Holy Spirit and to walk with Him daily. But you can also open the door to a wonderful relationship with God, as Saul did on the road to Damascus. Just as the Toronto congregation did back in 1994.
John Arnott, Founder of Catch the Fire Pastor, puts it this way, “This is exactly what Moses said: unless your presence goes with us, do not raise us up here. That presence in Hebrew means the face of God or the utterances of God when He looks at you and speaks to you. Which changes lives. ”
We are all designed to have a relationship with the Holy Spirit, and the Father is happy to give it to us. Take the time today to acknowledge His presence in your life, and how much you need Him.
- Own Our limitations
No matter how good your intentions are; it is impossible to come to life the Scriptures speak of on your own. You can have a good wish. No matter how much desire you have for the things of this world you are still limited, in fact. There are limits to what you can handle on your own.
You can get a sense of right and wrong, depending on your upbringing or around you. Your conscience can help you to reach a certain level. And you can manage good self-control in public, or on the outside.
But there is one commandment concerning the inner life, and no one can see whether it is transgressed or not: “Thou shalt not covet.” Greed is an inner desire, and since no one can see what is going on in your mind, even the law “cannot bind you” with that.
And, there, it’s like hitting a wall.
- The Holy Spirit Gives Us Power For The Impossible
When you are confronted with inner desires and thoughts that come during a trial, your personality traits, personality, and good intentions can be very helpful, no matter how “good” they may be.
Consider the example of King David. He was described as a man who had the heart of God himself, and could not hold on to a life of complete victory over sin
“Overcoming sin” means that you do not commit sin knowingly – what you know can be a sin when you are tempted. It does not mean that you have no sin, but that temptation is overcome before.
When it came to his desires, greed, and lust for the eyes, he simply failed. These desires and desires led him into sexual sin. (2 Samuel 11-12) And David was a good man, and a righteous man; we are not talking about just anyone. In Psalm 51 we read that he repented of his sin and repented of it, but he did not have the strength to overcome it.
The truth of the matter is that we all have a corrupt human nature, full of lust and desires that are contrary to God’s will. In the Bible we can learn that these desires must not only be denied, but “crucified,” or “killed.” (Romans 8:13; Galatians 5:24; Colossians 3: 5) However, we cannot completely eliminate these destructive desires and desires in our own strength. We need help!
When Jesus was on earth, He promised that after His departure, He would send a Helper, the Holy Spirit.
- The Holy Spirit Gives Us Unlimited help and guidance
No one knows everything, right from the start. However, the Holy Spirit knows, because He was with Jesus all His life. He knows the steps of Jesus, who, when he was a man like us, could not sin, even though he was tempted in all things. (Hebrews 4:15; 1 Peter 2: 21-22).
So the Holy Spirit can be your guide, to show you your sin and give you the strength to overcome the sin you know. He can also show you things that you need to be cleansed of, uncontrollable sin: things that you do not really know. He is called the Spirit of Truth, the Helper and the Teacher, and He can train you in righteousness and give you all the strength you need to live a victorious life!
Thanks to Minister David Chisomeje of WORSHIPMINDS for this powerful write-up.