True power only flows into our life through the Holy Spirit. I want to take a series of posts to look at the mechanics of just how the Holy Spirit works in us. We will obviously need to look at many issues that affect our spiritual intimacy with the Lord.
Throughout our search we must always keep in mind that it’s the Spirit, not the law, which should be at work in us.
And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18
It should be obvious that the Holy Spirit is involved in the flow of power to us. This is the ability to produce change in our lives. Specifically, it’s the power that changes us into the Lord’s likeness.
As we move from glory to glory the world should see this change and be drawn to the Savior. This should be the number one reason why we want the power of God manifest in us.
The first question at this point is how do I plug into the power of the Holy Spirit? We know that in the natural, power flows like a river. It requires some sort of channel to move through.
This is why there are electrical wires. Your car has a power train to transmit the power from the engine to the wheels. There must always be something to transfer the power from one location to another. It’s the same with the Spirit of God.
“Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”
By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.
Jesus likens the flow of the Holy Spirit to a river of living water. At this point the disciples could not comprehend what the Lord was saying because the Holy Spirit had not yet been given to reside in men.
However, this does apply to us since we live on the other side of the cross. Jesus tells us that out of our inner being the current of life will flow because of the Holy Spirit in us. If power flows through a channel from one place to another, then what’s the source of this river?
The Apostle John got a glimpse of the headwaters.
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb
What an incredible revelation of the Lord. This means that through the Holy Spirit we have a direct connection between us and the very throne of God. To neglect this awesome gift is beyond imagining. We need to cultivate our intimacy with the Lord.
Question: Why do some believers place such a low value on the Holy Spirit within them?
© Nick Zaccardi 2014