The Life of Holy Spirit

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As leaders, we must embrace the manifest presence of the Holy Spirit in all that we are and do. We must embrace the Holy Spirit daily, and we must lead others to do the same. Who is the Holy Spirit? We often think of God in heaven, but the truth is that God is in heaven and on earth. Holy Spirit is the manifest person of God in our lives. We not only have an anointing in us, we have the presence of the anointed One in, with, and upon our lives. It is important for us to welcome His presence and to welcome His life in all that we are and do. It is not His charisma that we seek. It is the Holy Spirit that we welcome, knowing that He has all the charisma and fruit of life that we need to become who we are meant to be as sons and daughters of God who give life to our world.

The work of the Holy Spirit is a work of life. The Father has sent the Spirit and the Spirit invites the Son. Jesus is Lord of lords and King of kings in all the earth and the Holy Spirit has come in His name. The name of Jesus is not a title, it is a substance. His name is His character, nature, way, power, and authority. Holy Spirit forms and manifests the character, nature, way, power, and authority of Christ in our lives as the joined testimony to Jesus as our head in all things.

Holy Spirit partners with us as the bride of Christ and calls for the manifest presence of Jesus to come in increasing measures in the ages of men. This is not merely a call to a future reality of the return of Jesus. It is a foundational call in our lives for the continual coming of Jesus. We are to increasingly manifest as the bride of Christ by the presence of Jesus in our lives that is revealed through the life-giving waters that He said would flow from all who come to Him and drink.

Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.

John 7:37 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” 39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

The Holy Spirit is God with us and He comes in the name of Jesus. The water that we freely drink of is the water of the Holy Spirit. It is the life of the Holy Spirit flowing in and through our lives to bring life to us and to the world we live in. That life is eternal life. That life is resurrection life!

John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

When we receive Jesus, we receive the Holy Spirit. It is by believing Jesus that receive the Holy Spirit and when we receive the Holy Spirit we become testimonies of the life that comes by Jesus name. Our greatest need as leaders is not the skill of ministry. It is not the diligence of our efforts to lead. It is not a knowing of what to do or how to lead. Our greatest need is the Holy Spirit in, upon, and with us in all things. This is the greatest need of every dad, mom, son, daughter, brother, sister, friend, neighbor, or member of the community of God. To be a life giver, we must have the giver of life in our lives.

Food For Thought,

Ted J. Hanson

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Ted J. Hanson is the leader of House of Bread Ministry and Christ Life Training Ministry Academy. He has dedicated his life to raising up the generations of God with a 100-year plan to become the testimony and power of God's life and grace in the earth.
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