December 14, 2017  

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT

Dag Heward-Mills

 

READ: John 14:26; 15:26

...the Spirit of truth; ...ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

John 14:17

 

The voice of the Holy Spirit is the most important voice that we need to hear. Jesus promised to send us the Holy Spirit to guide us. The Holy Spirit speaks the mind of God (John 16:13). One of the cardinal duties of the Holy Spirit is to transmit God's plan or mind to you. Whatever He hears God say, He will relay it to you. From today , there is no need to consult the astrologers or the stars. The Holy Spirit will show you things to come.

The Holy Spirit is on duty twenty-four hours a day. It is our duty therefore to learn about His voice and how to distinguish it from other voices. It is important for us to receive from the Holy Spirit in whichever way He chooses to speak to us.

When the Holy Spirit speaks to your mind, it sounds a little different from when He speaks to your physical body. When the Holy Spirit speaks to your spirit, you do not hear an audible voice. This is what people call "the inner witness". The Bible also tells us that the Holy Spirit is in our hearts (spirit) crying "Abba Father", which is the cry of a child to his real father. By the voice of the Holy Spirit in your heart, you know that you are a real child of God (Galatians 4:6). What is the effect of the Holy Spirit crying "Abba Father" in our heart? It creates a silent assurance of your salvation. You know that you are a Christian and you know that you are going to Heaven. The voice of the Holy Spirit to your spirit creates a relaxed knowing about something.