The Power in the Holy Spirit
Ask God to fill you with the Holy Spirit and believe that He will (Luke 11:13). Experience first hand how the Holy Spirit will fill you and set you free and lead you and guide you. Come on be brave and ask God in prayer. Don’t ask for material possessions, ask God for the Holy Spirit. Ask and you shall receive (Luke 11:10) and (Luke 11:8). Do you think that if you ask God for the Holy Spirit he might give you an evil spirit or something bad? No, God knows to give you good things if you ask sincerely for good things. The Holy Spirit is a good thing and it is something that you need. It is not something like wealth or material possessions, it is something that you need, and not something to enrich yourself materially. God knows how to give good things to His children (Luke 11:13). Carry on asking for the Holy Spirit, believe in yourself, follow Jesus and trust God to answer your prayer. God will never deny his children the necessities of life. The Holy Spirit is a necessity; it is a need and not necessarily a want. Ask and you shall receive (Luke 11:9). The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the living God. It can be experienced as the still voice in one’s heart and not always as the rational voice in one’s mind. If the voice in one’s mind is one of the following, it is not the Holy Spirit and therefore not from God: if it has an undertone of one of the following, it is not from God:
If on the other hand you experience the following, it is indeed the Holy Spirit:
Read Galatians 5:13-26 with emphasis on verse 22-23 (The fruit of the Holy Spirit). The Holy Spirit is always calm and patient and the devil is exactly the opposite, so never ever make the mistake to think an unclean spirit is the Holy Spirit. The devil is a thief and a liar and a smooth talker. Be careful not to mistake him as the Holy Spirit. Once the Holy Spirit has taken control of you, He will guide you and lead you to do God’s will (Matthew 6:10).
When you pray, pray the Lord’s pray sincerely and ask for the Holy Spirit to lead you. The Holy Spirit will give you power. If you feel that you are praying against the ceiling and God does not hear or answer your prayers, try fasting for a day. Yes fast for a day. Fasting means no smoking, drinking (you may drink water), sexual activity or eating, just until supper time. And when supper time comes, eat slowly after giving thanks for the food, and don’t overindulge. When you go to bed, pray again and thank God that you were given another day to live and that you did not have to go to bed hungry like millions of people do every day. Again, ask for the Holy Spirit to fill you and watch for the miracles that will follow. If you feel inspired by this message and would like to get to know God better and if you have never asked Jesus to be your personal Lord and Saviour, please pray the following prayer sincerely:
Dear Lord Jesus, I confess that I am a sinner and that I live far from You. I want to follow you and listen to you. I want to inherit eternal life and be welcomed in the Kingdom. Please forgive me for the sins I have done. I am truly sorry and undertake not to repeat the same sins again. Help me to grow closer to you and to stop living a sinful life. Please be my personal Lord and Saviour. I thank you and I love you, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen and AMEN!!!
Congratulations for making Jesus the Lord of your life, and welcome in God’s family. You have now received eternal life (John 3:16, 36 and John 6:47).Tell people about your decision to follow Jesus. Read the New Testament systematically, starting with the Gospel of John. At least one chapter per day should suffice. Also read Psalms in the Old Testament for encouragement and Proverbs for wisdom and insight. Proverbs has 31 chapters – there is a chapter for each day of the month. If it is the 15th today, start with chapter 15. Depending on your level of wisdom and insight you may need to read Proverbs daily for up to two years. Don’t underestimate the power of prayer. If you lack wisdom and understanding, ask God in prayer for it and don’t be afraid to ask in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth (John 14:13-14). May you have a prosperous and exciting Spirit filled life.