Scripture Reading: John 14:16–19
Key Verse: John 14:6
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
It is possible that we can walk away from the Holy Spirit’s control and endure a life that is less than Spirit filled. This is one of the reasons many believers endure defeated lives even after experiencing great joy for a period after salvation.
The Spirit-filled life is not about how much of the Holy Spirit a believer can gain. At salvation, God indwells you fully, forever, with His Holy Spirit. The Spirit-filled life is about how much of you the Holy Spirit can gain.
Many believers are defeated because they have not been properly taught about the Holy Spirit. Some refer to the Holy Spirit as an “it” and fail to recognize Him as a person. He is a person of the Trinity who comes into the life of the believer at the moment of salvation. There doesn’t have to be an accompanying experience, feeling, or manifestation.
The Bible clearly states that the Holy Spirit is a person, and God is not going to equip you with a partial person or with a person who darts in and out of your life based on your successes or failures in the Christian walk. But if we are not taught properly, or if we burn out by attempting to walk and serve in our own power, we naturally are going to become discouraged and defeated.
Praise the Lord that the role of the Spirit is to enable us to live as God desires, after our lives are changed at the Cross.
Holy Spirit, help me to seek not what I can get from You, but what Your power can enable me to do for You.