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If you have sat under this ministry for a while, you are familiar with the overemphasis on the ministry of the Holy Spirit to the believer in whom it dwells. The reason for bringing this matter to remembrance as often as possible is that the forgetful carnal mind would always remember that the demands placed on them as believers are not expected to be accomplished by their weak nature but by the strength given through the Spirit of God at work in them.

In simpler terms, God does not ask you as an individual to execute the seemingly perfect and impossible things like holiness, righteousness, bridled speech and the likes. Instead, He expects you to yield to the teaching and leading of His already perfect, holy, and righteous spirit in you that whatever you are, do or say will become as a byproduct of this perfect spirit inhabiting you. This is what it means to share in His glory so that when people look at you, they will only be left to conclude that you are truly led by God.

Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish.” John 21:18 KJV

A couple years back I was having a conversation with one of my fathers in the Lord and a vision of this scripture was imprinted in my spirit at once. I had been contending with scriptures like ‘Be ye holy, for I AM Holy’ (1 Peter 1:16) or ‘The rigidly just and uncompromisingly righteous shall live by faith (Habbakuk 2:2 AMPC)’ and in contrast to 1 Corinthians 10:13 (There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able’. I understood that God cannot be unfair to ask us to do impossible things. Just as they seem impossible, it would imply that He also sets us up to fail just to hold us accountable when He already knew we wouldn’t succeed in the first place. Because we know God is no author of evil, it is only right to set out in our hearts to be taught and to understand how exactly these can be achieved through an earthen vessel, for He that promises is not a man to lie – therefore it must be possible, and indeed it is.

In John 14:26, Jesus says the Father will send a comforter and advocate, who will teach us all things and bring to remembrance all that He taught while He was still among men. The original word for this helper is paracletos which in depth signifies one who represents and promotes the agenda and interests of He who sent Him and He accomplishes that through teaching. Now more than ever, it is paramount to teach the Church of Christ that responsibility of the Holy Ghost in their midst. It is not enough to assess a good service by the amount of emotions that were displayed during worship or the message. It is also not enough to examine it by the number of prophecies and good sound that led men to their knees or the masses speaking in other tongues. The Holy Spirit must be given room to teach every single believer on a personal level enabling them to grasp the unsearchable things of Christ by mere human knowledge(Ephesians 3:8).Many churches around the world have almost expelled this Spirit from their altars and are content in the numbers of men in their pews looking for encouragement over things which their own hands can accomplish. The Gospel is not supposed to provide motivational encouragement because such falls under the wisdom of men which is brought to nothing (1 Corinthian 1:21).

The Gospel is supposed to illuminate your mind with truth that is timeless and above mere knowledge. Such truth cannot be accomplished by human works, and provides an understanding that stirs the Holy Spirit you were given to teach you into accomplishment of the latter. As it is written, it is God who causes us to will and to do according to His good pleasure (Phillipians 2:13). In our theme scripture, John tells us that the more you grow in the matters of God, the more it ought to come to your reconciled knowledge and understanding that without this Helper, you cannot do anything that is pleasing to God regardless of the intentions driving your deeds. Another mandate of the Helper is to bring to remembrance everything that Christ taught us. When Jesus spoke to the masses, He spoke mainly in parables because He had so much to say but as it were the people could not bear it (John 16:12).

He speaks in figures and parables because He was engaging the spirit of a man which upon receiving the Holy Ghost would be able to reenact what was said to it by Christ and illuminate one’s mind into perfect understanding. Think of it in this context, animals like cattle, sheep, deers and the likes in the same family, are called ruminants. Ruminants are known for regurgitating their feed, in this case grass, and chewing it again over and over again. When Christ spoke to the unregenerate spirit of men, it was as though He was storing revelation in their spirit although they could not understand it, just as cattle store cud in its rumen. TheHoly Ghost was to come dwell with man and dust off that stored revelation, breaking it down for man to grasp. With the indwelling person of the Holy Spirit, man is able to bear the unsearchable riches of God and therein comes the decision of one’s will to receive and live by it or refuse it and harden towards God.

But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 1 Corinthians 2:14NKJV

Man was made in the likeness of God (Genesis 1:26)and this attribute makes man a trinitarian being himself. There is the physical part of man which is our flesh, secondly, the natural man who is responsible for our intellectual capacity, desires and affections and finally, the spiritual aspect which can be utterly dangerous if not undergirded by God. The part to which a man is submissive to the most defines their personality. For example a man who is led by the physical part is fleshly and gives in to the carnal nature whereas the one who’s led by affections and logic is a natural man and what sentiments and logic cannot explain, he would rather disengage completely and lastly, the one who’s led by the spirit is spiritual. The last part however, can only be of value if completely submitted to God, otherwise that is where all the evil stems from where one gives in to familiar spirits unbeknownst to them. The natural man, the one governed by the mind and affections of the flesh, cannot stomach such a message. Neither can the physical man because he only discerns what the senses can see, touch or feel. Child of God, scripture says ‘by faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. Relating to God from a place of feelings, emotions, or human reasoning is the greatest disservice to man and the quickest possible way to quench the Spirit of the Lord at work in you.

Learn to yield to God through His Spirit in you by accepting to be led into the deep, it is in this manner that you become a friend of God (Numbers 12:8). [Selah]

If you have never given your life to Jesus Christ, and you feel that this is the perfect time, pray this prayer:

“Lord Jesus, I thank you because you died for my sins and you were raised for my glory. Today, I receive you as my Lord and Savior. I am born again. Amen.”

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