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The church and the Holy Spirit

The presence of God is so intoxicating that when he comes upon an individual one loses sense of everything else around them and are lost in the ecstasy of his presence. Though the presence is so intoxicating, it does not just come to affect us emotionally, but also to impart ideas and enable us to carry  out different types of tasks.

This presence has a name and a personality, He is the Spirit of God (Holy Spirit) and it is the same Spirit that made Solomon the wisest king to ever live. When the Holy Spirit came upon Solomon, He gave him wisdom, but you will be surprised to know that He is the same Spirit that came upon  Samson yet he made foolish decisions. Just because He is on a person does not guarantee that person has access to all his abilities. To Samson He was the Spirit of might; to Solomon He was the Spirit of wisdom. What he was to Samson was different to what he was to Solomon, but it’s the same Spirit and both individuals could have had access to all his enablements.

The Holy Spirit is said to be a gentleman and  does not force himself or his gifts on an individual. Just because you feel His presence is not a guarantee that you received all his enablements. For you to gain access to what he carries, you have to receive revelation of that particular area you desire from Him. Revelation grants you access to whatever enablement you desire to have activated in your life. Samson understood that his hair was the tether for him to have access to the Spirit of might, but through a foolish decision shared this secret with someone whom he knew was working with his enemies and he lost the gift.

Revelation gives you information that allows you have access to what the Holy Spirit carries.

We have many examples of the works of the Holy Spirit. Though we know a lot about the Holy Spirit we fail to access what He carries because  we have made his  appearance an emotional experience, but He is more than that. This same Holy Sprit was present  when the world was created and He is said to be the very power of God and yet we reduce him to an emotional experience and his  effects to us as  just an aesthetic moment in a service or church programme.

If only the church could understand that the Holy Spirit has a voice and so much more than we can imagine, we would press beyond the emotional and desire to relate with Him in a way that can provoke Him to reveal who He is to us. He gave Noah the specifications and the enablement that allowed him to build the ark.

Imagine if just a single rub off on Solomon made him the wisest man and a single rub off on Samson made him carry gates of a whole city up a mountain. How much can he do through you?

Today I am challenging you to press beyond the emotional experience. He is more than an emotional experience, He is the one responsible for the creation of the world we see today. Take advantage of all the knowledge He carries and His wisdom and you will be surprised with the life you will live. I want you to press beyond the emotional ecstacy to a point where you discover who He is and tap into his enablements and gifts.

God bless you.

  • Humphrey Mtandwa is an anointed minister of the gospel and teacher of the Word based in South Africa. He has written several books including The Enoch Generation, Truthfulness and Theophany. He blogs at mtandwa.blogspot.com and can be contacted via e-mail or WhatsApp on +27 610286350.

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