Partnering with the Holy Spirit – Spirit of Fire

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Work with the Holy Spirit

Baptism, Holy Spirit, work with the Holy Spirit

Jesus became the first Partnership with the Holy Spirit He was baptised. When Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit, the picture of a dove was used to symbolise the Spirit of God coming down upon our Lord (Matthew 3:16 “As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him”. As we know, a dove is commonly used to symbolize peace. Appropriately, the Holy Spirit is the one who floods our hearts with the peace of God, comforting, loving and teaching us, ever-present and always trustworthy. Jesus spoke about Him being the One who would guide believers into all truth (John 16:13 “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come”

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Speaking about Christ

When we speak to someone about Christ, the Holy Spirit is right there with us, molding our words into fiery arrows of deliverance. When we pray for the sick and downtrodden, the Holy Spirit is right by our side, flooding our hands with healing power. Our mouths and hands become the vessels of His witness. 

Indeed, we bear witness together with Him, man and God working hand in hand and setting the captives free! He is our partner in the miraculous. The Holy Spirit is indeed the Chief Witness from Heaven, always eager to proclaim Jesus through His co-witness, the believer.

Holy Spirit Power

Being baptised with the Spirit endues us with power (see Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” and 1 Corinthians 2:10–12 – “these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.”

We become partners with the Power-Carrier of all power-carriers: the Spirit of the Most High God! We become His teammate, His co-laborer. And, our heavenly associate does not merely hold our hand. Rather, He permeates us, making us utterly one with Him. This is an all-pervading, infiltrating, saturating infusion. God seeps and man absorbs. How spectacular!

Holy Spirit Partnership

Thereafter, where man moves, God moves; and where God moves, He bids man to move.

Man and God move together, carrying out the Great Commission plan.

The Great Commission

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:16-20

It is our duty as believers to follow the commands of the all mighty Father without question, hesitation or fear!

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