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WHY WE REALLY NEED THE HOLY SPIRIT.

Discussion in 'Christian Spirituality Forum' started by Pearl, Jun 20, 2022.

  1. Pearl

    Pearl Well-Known Member

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    The Holy Spirit is a vital part of our salvation, for without him opening our eyes we would never see Jesus and be drawn to give our lives to him. And not everybody who attends church services has had their eyes opened to God’s saving grace. At first we know nothing of this and it something we only learn about as we begin to follow Jesus. I would like all new Christians to be able to build their new lives on a solid foundation but sadly that isn’t always possible.

    To be able to live righteously once we have become Christians we need to call upon the power of the Holy Spirit on a daily basis in order to be cleansed, revived, restored, refreshed and renewed. To try to live our lives as God intends us to without the continuing presence of the Holy Spirit would be like trying to run a car on empty or with a flat battery. The Holy Spirit is both our fuel and our power pack. He is the water too, as without a regular topping up of water the motor would overheat, burn out or blow a gasket and be completely useless.

    I remember when a visiting preacher laid hands on me to receive the Holy Spirit. It was in the vicarage after an evening service and there were maybe twelve of us who wanted more of God. He said I was bubbling over. I remember thinking at the time that it must mean I would have a ‘ministry’ but so many years later and it hasn’t been like that. But I personally know people who have been missionaries in Nepal and Rwanda; people who have taken the gospel to Chile and India and seen dead babies brought back to life; seen amputated limbs grow back.

    Amazing things happen to those with amazing faith. But my life has been much more mundane but whether you are sent to preach the Gospel in China ( I know people who've done that too) or lead a church or just make the brews or clean the loos we will all do it better if we ask the help of the helper – the Holy Spirit.

    When God’s people were in the desert the manna was new each day and sustained then only for that day.

    There is a verse, Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, Ephesians 5:18

    So to keep on being filled daily is the secret to being effective in our spiritual lives.
     
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    David H. Well-Known Member

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    amen!
     
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    I was talking to a friend about weddings and I remembered the wedding at Cana in Galilee and how Jesus turned plain ordinary water into good wine.

    I immediately saw this passage in a fresh way. If He can do that then when we drink of the water of life not only does it refreshes us – those streams of living water but I realised that after we have drunk that Living Water the Holy Spirit will change it into New Wine so that not only does it refresh us it makes us ‘bubble’ as well.
     
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    Nancy Well-Known Member

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    Champagne??!! Lol.
     
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    Pearl Well-Known Member

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    shortangel Well-Known Member

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    that is true, we need The Holy Spirit to guide our lives
     
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    theefaith Well-Known Member

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    Gifts of the spirit!

    wisdom:
    Understanding:
    Counsel:
    Knowledge:
    Fortitude:
    Piety:
    Fear of the Lord:

    Like the virtues supply the defects of our fallen human nature!
     
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    dhh712 Well-Known Member

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    Part of why I love reciting the Nicene Creed---"I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life".

    Thank you for your edifying words.
     
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    To know the miracle of the real thing and what is true and to attain salvation :)
     
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