The Holy Ghost And The Start Of Christianity
Holy Ghost is the third person of the Godhead, One with the Father and Son. It was His coming to the world that marked the beginning of Christianity in the world.
Today, Christianity is the best thing that has happened to the world today. It’s not a religion, It’s the way. Christianity is the outward expression and manifestation of the very life of God in man.
There was no Christianity until the Holy Ghost came. His coming on the day of Pentecost was the start of Christianity.
It wasn’t the resurrection of Jesus that gave birth to Christianity, very important. Rather, the coming of the Holy Ghost was what births Christianity.
The Same Holy Ghost Who raised Jesus from the dead also that gave birth to Christianity.
He Raised Jesus Christ From The Dead
We know and believe that Jesus Christ was killed and buried but didn’t remain in the grave, He rose again.
He was raised back to life on the third day by the glory of the Father. God raised Jesus Christ from the dead, how? The scriptures tell us how.
Ephesians 1:19-20 KJV.
(19) And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
(20) Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places.
The Father raised Jesus Christ His Son by His mighty power. What then is this mighty power of God, who can have it and how can one have it? The mighty power of God is the power of the Holy Spirit.
The power that raised Christ from the dead is in the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit is the Person who always moves into action to perform the Father’s desire and brings them to pass. It is the Holy Spirit who made it impossible for Jesus Christ to remain in the grave. The same Holy Spirit who formed Jesus in the womb of Mary, did mighty works through Jesus Christ, He was the same Person who went to the grave to bring back Jesus from the dead.
Who Is The Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit, sometimes called the Holy Ghost is the third person of the Godhead. He is one with the Father and the Son. Holy Spirit is not ranked lower to the Father nor to the Son, they are equal and in the same class. The three of them: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one.
The First Dispensation
The name ‘Holy Spirit only shows the form in which the Father is revealing Himself to the world.
He revealed Himself to the people of the Old Testament as God for us. This was before the coming of Jesus Christ the Messiah. He revealed Himself as Jehovah and always appear in His glory and leaves whenever He wants to leave. That was the first dispensation.
The Second Dispensation
Another dispensation came when God chose to reveal Himself in form of man. He came and live physically among men and with men. In this dispensation God revealed Himself as the Word made flesh when He took the form of man, that was the dispensation God revealed Himself as Emmanuel meaning God with us.
The same God who always come in His glory and leave, who divided the red sea was the same God who came in human flesh and dwelled physically with men. How did He do it? He did it by His word. He came in human flesh by His word, when the Father sent His word to Mary by angel Gabriel, the Holy Spirit moved into action, came on her and caused the word to become God in human flesh.
The Third Dispensation
The Holy Spirit is God reveling Himself in another form. We are now in the dispensation of the Holy Spirit. Today, God is not just for us, He is not just with us, He is most importantly in us. Holy Spirit who made new birth possible that is why the world cannot understand us.
John 14:16-17 KJV
(16) And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
(17) Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
We Live In The Dispensation of The Holy Spirit
We are not in the dispensation of Emmanuel because in this dispensation of Emmanuel, people could not be born again. However, in this dispensation of the Holy Spirit people could be born again. This is the dispensation that God lives not just with man but more importantly, in man. What we have now is divinity in humanity and divinity with humanity.
Distance Is Not A Barrier In This Dispensation
Emmanuel could not be everywhere at the same time, He was restricted to a particular location and limited by time and space. But the Holy Spirit who is in charge today is not limited by time and space. He is not restricted to a particular location. Holy Spirit can be everywhere at the same time making the same impact as long He is welcomed.
Emmanuel could not go beyond the nation of Israel because He was sent first to lost of the house of Israel. By redeeming the nation of Israel by the power of His cross, died and resurrected, He paved way for the Holy Spirit to come and bring to God other nations who had no covenant or relationship with God. This purpose of God in Holy Spirit is achieved through new birth achieve. Everyone who confesses Jesus as Lord and savior is born again and born into the family of God.
Jesus Paid The Price For Our Sins
When Jesus was nailed to the cross, His blood was shed for us. It was the shedding of the blood of Jesus that washed all the sins of the whole world away.
Everyone who is born again is born anew and receives new life the very life of God. This are the Christians, the building of the Lord and the called out ones, that is the Church of Jesus.
The Spirit Of The Living God
Holy Spirit is also referred to as the Spirit of the Holy One. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the living God. There cannot be a man without his spirit, spirit is what makes a man, once the spirit leaves the man, the man is dead. No man can live without his spirit in him, men who are called dead men don’t have spirit in the.
Holy Spirit Is God
Understand this, very important; Holy Spirit is God. The Father is the Gardener, Jesus Christ, the Son is the planter while the Holy Ghost is the labourer. The Holy Spirit is the doer of everything the Father says.
Prophecies Before The Coming Of Messiah
Before the Messiah came, there were prophecies about Him, how He was going to suffer and what kind of death He would die. When the Messiah came, the Emmanuel who is Jesus, He also talked about the kind of death He was going to die and how He would resurrect on the third day.
He Causes Everything The Father Says Come To Pass
When those prophecies came forth, the doer of God’s work, the Holy Spirit kept watching over the prophecies to pass all that was said. He was watching and waiting for the time when the Messiah would be killed and buried. When Jesus Christ was killed, the devil thought he had won the contest but the Holy Ghost, the power of God kept watching and waiting for the number of hours Jesus was to spent in the grave to be complete. Immediately the hours were complete, He moved mightily, working in Jesus and brought Him back to life, so Jesus was raised from the dead.
He Gives Life To Dead Bodies
The Holy Ghost is a life giving Spirit, He quickens the dead by giving life to the dead. He always brings everything that is dead back to life by His mighty power.
But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Romans 8:11 NKJV
Holy Ghost Is The Promise Of The Father
The Holy Ghost is the power of God and He is the promise of the Father to all His children. Children of God are those who are born again and born of His Spirit. Only those who are born of God can receive the Holy Ghost because He is the promise of the Father to all His children.
Acts 2:38-39 KJV
(38) Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
(39) For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
The Prophecy By Prophet Joel
Prophet Joel foresaw this and prophesied about the dispensation that was coming when people would be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Joel 2:28-29 KJV
(28) And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
(29) And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
Be Filled With the Holy Spirit and Power
Every believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be full of the power of God.
Acts 1:8 KJV
(8) But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
There is no other way to have the real power without being filled with the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit comes to fill a man, He comes in with all His power, the same power with which He raised Jesus Christ from the dead. It is the same power of the Holy Spirit by which Jesus performed many miracles, did signs and wonders, healed the sick and raised the dead when He walked the earth. This same power comes to reside in the Christian, the believer once He is filed with the Holy Spirit.
Acts 10:38 KJV
(38) How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
The Only Way To Receive And Walk In God’s Power
You can’t have God’s power other way than to be filled with the Spirit. The power of God is the greatest and the highest power in the whole world and this power is in the Holy Spirit. This is the only power that can destroy the power of Satan and all his angels. As a believer you don’t need to start asking God for any power, all you need is the Holy Spirit – to be filled with Him and yield constantly to His leading. He is the one to manifest this exceeding great power in and through you and when you are filled with Him you won’t have less power than Jesus had when He walked the earth.
If you have not received the Holy Spirit, i encourage you to receive the Holy Spirit and receive the mighty power of God into your life now.
Holy Spirit Is The Heritage Of Christians
As God’s children, the Christians, Holy Ghost is our heritage. Don’t allow anyone talk you out of Him because the Christian life is not possible without the Holy Spirit. Fulfilment of destiny is not possible without the Holy Ghost. No one can be very great in God without the Holy Ghost. And there is no miracle working power without the Holy Spirit this is why you need to have Him.
Why You Need the holy Spirit More Than Any Thing Else
Holy Spirit is the only one who knows all things
Holy Spirit is the Spirit of excellence
How To Receive and Be Filled With the Holy Spirit
Receiving the Holy Spirit is not a hard thing, just do the following:
The first thing you need to do is to be born again. Holy Spirit is the gift from the Father to all His children. The Holy Spirit is not for unbelievers, those who aren’t born again.
If you are born again, you are a child of God and God has become your Father all you need to do is to receive now by speaking.
Pray Now To Receive The Holy Spirit
Father, I thank you in the name of Jesus for the salvation of my soul. I thank you for the Holy Spirit Whom You have sent to live in us, I receive the Holy Spirit now Your precious promise and gift to all Your children the Christians, thank You Father.
Declare! I’ve received the Holy Spirit, I’m filled with the Holy Spirit now, thank You Jesus. Hallelujah!