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The Omnipresent Spirit Of God
Reblogged from Becoming the Oil and the Wine
In the beginning of existence before time began, the Spirit of the Lord was present and moved upon the face of the waters to bring order from chaos (Genesis 1:1-3).
The Spirit of the Lord is all around us.
We cannot see Him but we can feel and see His effect in our lives.
The prophet Joel prophesied that in the latter days the Lord will pour out His Spirit upon all flesh (Joel 2:28-29).
This prophecy was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost when the Spirit of the Lord (Holy Spirit) descended upon the disciples who were waiting together in the upper room.
As the Spirit of God infiltrated their being – body, soul, and spirit – they began to speak in different tongues and they became bold to declare the Word of God (Acts 2).
When you accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour and He cleanse your heart, you become the dwelling place for the Spirit of the Lord.
Thus, the Lord will always be with you wherever you go.
Sometimes sin and iniquity defile the temple of God and He moves out of your heart.
But, He is still present around you, convicting you of sin and encouraging you to return to the fold.
Functions of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is to keep you unspotted in this world.
The Holy Spirit will convict you of sin, judgement and righteousness (John 16:7-11)
The Holy Spirit will give you the words to speak (2 Samuel 23:2).
Wisdom, knowledge and understanding.
Established a standard against the enemy
To preach the good tidings, to deliver, to appoint and to liberate.
Rest from the enemies
The Spirit of the Lord is not dormant in your lives, but occasionally He will move within your spirit and give you power.
Throughout the Old Testament, when the Spirit of the Lord moved or came mightily upon a person, he performed powerful acts that he could not do on his own.
Manifestations of the Spirit of God in the lives of people
Othneil, Caleb’s younger brother, was able to judge, make war and deliver the Israelites from the enemy (Judges 3).
Gedeon gained courage to blew the trumpet to gather the men of war and to formulate strategies to fight the enemy (Judges 6).
When the Spirit of the Lord came upon Samson, He gained supernatural strength to tear lions to pieces and to slew the enemies (Judges 14-15)
When the Spirit of the Lord came upon Saul after God anointed him to be king over Israel, he prophesied as if he was one of the prophets (1 Samuel 10).
After David was anointed king to replace Saul, the Spirit of the Lord came upon him and remained with him from that day forward (1 Samual 16:13).
The prophets of God gained power to prophesy, judge and to reveal sin in a person’s life or in the nation when the Spirit of the Lord moved upon them.
The Spirit of the Lord can move you to different places as He did Phillip and John (Acts 8:39; Revelation 1).
I believe that the Spirit of God will caught up the believers to meet Christ in the air when He returns (1 Thessalonians 4:7).
Wherever you are and whatever situation that you find yourself, the Spirit of the Lord will always be with you.
I pray that the Spirit of the Lord will move upon you to manifest all His power in your life.
Additional scriptures: 2 Chronicles 20:14-15; Psalms 139:7-10.