WHO HE IS & WHAT HE DOES
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WHO HE IS
WHAT HE DOES
In many Christian circles the Holy Spirit is either neglected, forgotten, or misunderstood. The One given to unite the body of Christ is the center of controversy. This is a nettle which ought to be firmly grasped. So often Christian work is so rigidly programmed that it seems we need no longer depend on Him–yet Jesus said, “Without Me you can do nothing.” …
The late Dr. A. W. Tozer, author and pastor, said, “If the Holy Spirit was withdrawn from the church today, 95 percent of what we do would go on and no one would know the difference. If the Holy spirit had been withdrawn from the New Testament church, 95 percent of what they did would stop, and everybody would know the difference.”
| My daughter’s station wagon coughed and choked all the way to the Christian bookstore in the mall. While we stood at the bookstore counter, Connie moaned, “I’m not sure we can make it home in the station wagon. If only Dave had driven the station wagon and left the Dodge Spirit for us!” At that moment she glanced outside the store and happened to see her husband, Dave, rush by on his way to the restaurant next door.
“Dave! Dave!” she called. “Help! We need the Spirit.” The clerk came to the counter at that moment. Thinking she had just overheard a devout and desperate prayer, her eyes opened wide–until Connie and Dave exchanged car keys.
Ministries that genuinely touch the world all can be traced to movement of the Holy Spirit. This is a truth that seems lost to today’s church.
Called ‘Holy GHOST’ – like Halloween Spook, or nice ‘Casper’
Holy Spirit ‘unseen’ behind-scenes worker, often neglected
Mentioned 90x in OT, 263 in NT
Jesus mentioned 8x as often as Holy Spirit – Holy Spirit focus on Jesus
Holy Spirit Author of Word, not His purpose to focus on Himself
John 16:13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.