by Marie Esposito
Share about the door –
What is the function of the Holy Spirit in our lives?
When we are converted, the Holy Spirit gives us a new birth, and He comes to live inside us. We become a member of the body of Christ, and He seals us as a possession of Christ.
He is the Spirit of Life, the Spirit of Truth, the Spirit of Adoption, the Spirit of Holiness, the Spirit of Grace, the Spirit of Supplication, and the Spirit of Glory. As the Holy Spirit moves and functions in all these offices, the primary purpose is to redeem us to become the Bride of Christ. HIS BELOVED.
I Corinthians 12-13 – The same Spirit distributes, activates, and operates wide different varieties of gifts, ministries, miracles, and revelation as He chooses. These gifts are imparted by God, and they confirm His word and expand the kingdom of God. They are the divine power source. The Holy Spirit is the DIVINE POWER SOURCE.
“By One Spirit we all were immersed and mingled into one body…We are all privileged to drink deeply of the same Holy Spirit.” I Corinthians 12:13 means that we can drink of the Living Waters until it fills us up and then flows out from the inside of us and empowers us to live an endless life.
The Holy Spirit is the unifying and empowering Force in the body of Christ.
Romans 8:2 “For the “law” of the Spirit of life flowing through the anointing of Jesus has liberated us from the “law” of sin and death… but if the Spirit of Him that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He that raised Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwells in you.”
The Holy Spirit frees us and makes us more active, accelerates our energy in Him, and lifts us up.
The Holy Spirit is The Blessed Comforter.
He has come to:
- Bring comfort
- Bring light
- To bring purity
- To bring power.
Romans 8:14-17 TPT – “The mature children of God are those who are moved by the impulses of the Holy Spirit…[ He directs our lives ] and are delivered from the spirit of bondage again to fear…For the Holy Spirit makes God’s fatherhood real to us as he whispers into our innermost being, “You are God’s beloved child!”… And since we are his true children, we qualify to share all his treasures, for indeed, we are heirs of God himself.
The Holy Spirit reveals our adoption into God’s family, sharing about our inheritance. He also helps us to get free from our old natures.
Romans 8:13 “For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if BY THE SPIRIT you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
This is a prophetic word spoken by the prophet Isaiah about Jesus and the Holy Spirit and what we have access to as believers.
Isaiah 11: 2, “The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him – [the spirit of prophecy] the Spirit of wisdom [equipping ability] and of understanding, [intelligent insight] the Spirit of counsel [guidance, leadership] and might [warrior, conqueror], the Spirit of the revelation [ insight gained only by experiencing intimacy with God], and the Spirit of the fear of the Lord [absolute loyalty to God].” All of these attributes and qualities are ours.
The revelation of Jesus Christ by the Spirit of the Lord is something that is unveiled within us, not just to us. It is an inward journey. CHRIST IN US IS OUR HOPE OF GLORY, the hope that moves us into fullness, expectancy, and maturity. Christ continues to express Himself to us, and through us, by the power of the Holy Spirit. The revelation of God is the true treasure. The Holy Spirit is the One Who gives us this revelation.
I Corinthians 12:31 – speaks of a path corresponding to transcendence or a more excellent way, which is Love. It’s the path led by this Same Spirit.
It is the Spirit of God that fills us with His Love and all the aspects of His Grace… the more excellent Way, and directs our steps and our way as we journey on the path of Life into Love.
I Corinthian 13:7-8 Love is a safe place of shelter, for it never stops believing the best for others. Love never takes failure as defeat, for it never gives up. Love never stops loving.
So above all else, let love be the beautiful prize for which you run.
Love in Aramaic – set on fire.
Love in Greek – intense affection which must be demonstrated. The loyal, endless, unconditional commitment of love.
Love transforms the spirit in us through The Holy Spirit.
So, what is the function of the Holy Spirit in our lives, and Who is HE?
He is the Spirit of Life, Truth, Adoption, Holiness, Grace, Supplication, and Glory. As the Holy Spirit moves and functions in all these offices in our lives, the primary purpose is to redeem us to become the Bride of Christ. HIS BELOVED.
It’s how we live and move and have our being in Him – through the Holy Spirit.