THE WORD SIROCCO
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Theme: One Spirit
Topic: One Spirit - The Person of the Holy Ghost
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
The apostle must have had the person of the Holy Ghost in mind when he talked about “one Spirit.” We have to know the Holy Ghost before we can maintain viable fellowship with Him. Knowing the Holy Ghost is more important than patronising His gifts.
Many do not know the Holy Ghost, hence strange voices are deceiving them like Simon the Sorcerer (Acts 8:9-13).
In contemporary Charismatic Pentecostal Christian circles the overemphasis on the gifts of the Holy Ghost is quenching the desire to know the person of the Holy Ghost. The person of the Holy Ghost should take precedence over the manifestation of His gifts and power. God gave the Holy Ghost to the Church to abide with it forever. He is the Spirit of truth who helps the Church to fulfil its mission on earth and maintain its connection to the Father (John 14:16-18).
Many churches have huge numbers of unbelievers and carnal believers. Unbelievers are controlled by the devil and their senses. Carnal believers spend a great deal of time developing their senses and satisfying the desires of the flesh. These attitudes lead to various manifestations of the flesh that make it difficult for the Church to be one in Spirit. If believers develop their relationship with the Holy Ghost and increase in the revelation of who He is and His works, oneness will be attained quickly.
1. Pray that your spirit will become more sensitive to the Holy Ghost.
2. Pray also and silence any other voice that will be speaking contrary to the Holy Ghost.
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