Have you received the Holy Spirit since you believed in Jesus Christ? Jesus
Christ promised the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, the Spirit of Christ in every
one who seeks to follow Him, everyone who wants eternal life. When
Jesus told His disciples that He would be leaving them they were very sad
because they followed Him every day, He taught them and He guided them. He was
their hope and He was their life. When He told them that He would be
leaving them they were very sad but He said to them:”It is good for you that I
leave, that I go away because if I do not go away then the Holy Spirit,the Comforter cannot come to you and the Holy Spirit will teach you and will guide you into the whole truth. The Holy Spirit will teach you about Jesus Christ, about the will of God and will tell you everything that you need to know. After Jesus was crucified and resurrected He appeared to them before He ascended to heaven and He commanded them to go to Jerusalem and
wait for that which was promised, the Holy Spirit the Comforter, to be given to them so that they would not be on their own but that they would have the presence of the Comforter the Spirit of Christ in them always.
The world, the unbelievers cannot receive that Comforter, the Holy Spirit. Only
those who accept Jesus can receive the Holy Spirit.
His disciples went to Jerusalem and they’re waited in prayer expectantly, and on the day of
Pentecost the Holy Spirit was given. While they were praying the Holy Spirit
came on them like with tongues of fire and they started speaking in other tongues some of them spoke in other languages that were heard and understood by some of the other people. They could not understand, but then Peter stood up and he explained to them that those people were not drunk. They had received the Spirit of Christ, the Holy Spirit that He
promised to those who believe in Him, who seek Him and who want to follow Him.
The Holy Spirit was promised to all those who believe in Jesus, not just to some. He promised the Comforter to each and every believer who obeys Him. We read in Acts chapter 2 verse 38 Peter said to them:”Repent and be baptized each one of you and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. It was promised to you and your children and to all those who are far off those whom the Lord our God will call unto himself.” The Holy Spirit was
promised to each and everyone who believes in Jesus, who seeks them. When we read the book of Acts we see that wherever the Apostles went after the day of Pentecost and where they preached the gospel and people believed in Jesus, that those who repented and were baptized in water also received the baptism in the Holy Spirit.
It was promised to each and every person who believes in Jesus. If we do not have the Spirit of Christ, the Holy Spirit then we do not belong to Him. It is not a guarantee of salvation, it is the Comforter that He promised to each and every one of those who believes in Him, who seeks Him. The Spirit of Christ will indwell them, will teach them and will guide them, will comfort them, will teach them everything that they need to know. It is Emmanuel, God with us, Jesus Christ in us. We need the Holy Spirit that
comforting presence of Jesus Christ with us, we need to be guided by the Holy Spirit to be able to do the will of God.
The Apostle Paul wrote at length about it in Romans chapter 8. Go and read it. If we do not have the Spirit of Christ we do not belong to Him. Romans 8 verse 14, “those who are led by the Spirit of God they are the children of God, the sons of God.” If we are children of God, followers of Jesus Christ, we need the Holy Spirit and we will have the Holy Spirit. If we are serious about following Jesus Christ we will seek the Holy Spirit because it is the Spirit of Christ. It was promised to us, Jesus Christ in me to guide me, to teach me, to comfort me, to help me every step of the way. I cannot follow Jesus Christ without the Holy Spirit. Very few believers have the Holy Spirit today. They trust in their intellect. They trust in other comforters, they trust in their Bible, they trust in their pastor,
but they don’t know Jesus Christ. Jesus said:”My sheep know my voice, they listen to
Me, they follow Me,” because they have the Spirit of Christ. I if we do not have the Spirit of Christ; how can we follow Him? We need the Holy Spirit, we need the Spirit of Christ, we need Jesus indwelling us or else we cannot experience Him as real, we cannot serve Him, we cannot follow Him because then we don’t know Him, we have no relationship with Him if we do not have the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was given with the speaking of tongues,
a supernatural ability to speak mysteries to God. For my spirit to speak to God things that I don’t understand, but the Holy Spirit of God that dwells in me understands and knows what I need to do the will of God, He also knows what the will of God is for me and therefore, when I pray in tongues,I pray mysteries; the Spirit of God dwelling in me prays together with my spirit unto God, making supplication, pleading with God and praying through me according to the will of God, things that I don’t understand but the Spirit of God works His will in and through me when I allow the Spirit of God to pray through
me; when I of my own accord pray in the Spirit speaking in tongues, speaking mysteries to God, saying:”Lord let Thy will be done, Thy kingdom come. Let Thy spirit pray through and in me according to Thy will. Live in me be in me, Jesus Christ the Light of the World have Thy way in and through me.
Dear friend we cannot follow Jesus Christ, we cannot do the will of God if we do not have the Holy Spirit. If you received the baptism in the Holy Spirit you will be able to pray in tongues at any time, at will, you can pray in tongues, you can speak to God in the busiest circumstances; in your mind, while you are driving while you are working, because your mind is unfruitful, but the Spirit of God is praying through you, giving the words that you pray unto God, according to the will of God. You can only walk under the guidance of the Holy Spirit if you have the Spirit of Christ in you, guiding you teaching you directing you. It is not a guarantee of salvation, but if you don’t have the Holy Spirit you cannot walk in the Spirit you cannot walk in the will of God because the mind cannot please God. Those things that we think up, our own mind our opinion, it cannot please God, but that which the Spirit of God puts in me and makes to flow through me when I pray in the Spirit, that works in and through me, the words and the will of God. You need the Holy Spirit.
Without the Holy Spirit we have no connection to Jesus Christ. Most professing Christians do not have the Holy Spirit; they do not have the Spirit of Christ, they have not met with Jesus Christ, they never received the Comforter, they are lost, without Him.Jesus Christ promised the Holy Spirit to you and to me and to everyone who seeks Him, who wants to serve Him, who wants to be part of the kingdom of God and serve the King; to everyone who wants to see the kingdom of God, to everyone who wants understanding, to everyone who yearns for Jesus and for the truth because it is the Spirit of Truth, the Holy Spirit, who will guide you into the whole truth. Without the Holy Spirit you will be deceived. If
you listen to other people and follow your own mind, if you read the Bible according to your own understanding you will be deceived. You need the Holy Spirit to guide you into the whole truth.
Jesus Christ Himself baptizes in the Holy Spirit. He puts His seal of acceptance on you when He gives you the Holy Spirit and He gives you the gift of speaking in tongues, whereby you can pray to Him, let the Spirit of God flow through you at all times, at any time, that you wish to worship. But if you don’t exercise it, if you do not pray in tongues,
if you do not pray at all, if you do not keep that flow of the Holy Spirit going through you, you will not bear fruit and you will get cut off. Many people have received the Holy Spirit and they thought it was a guarantee of salvation and then they went away from Jesus. They did the works of the flesh, they did not follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit, they were
not inspired by the Holy Spirit. They got drawn away by the things of the world and they did the deeds of the flesh, they went to sin they went away from Jesus and they perished. We need the Holy Spirit and we need to pray in the Spirit. We need the Holy Spirit of God to flow through us to inspire us, to guide us, to teach us and to pay through us so that
we can do the will of God. Without the Holy Spirit we cannot do it. Jesus Christ promised the Holy Spirit to all those who seek Him, who obey Him, who repent of sin who cleanse themselves of all unrighteousness and prepare themselves for the Holy Spirit of God to come and live in them, who are baptized in water for the washing off of their sins so that
they can receive the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit and walk with Him, follow Him and
serve Him in holiness. Have you received the Holy Spirit? Do you have a desire for the Holy Spirit? Do you want the Spirit of Christ to dwell in you? Do you want real communion with Jesus Christ? Do you want to be part of His kingdom. Then seek Him with all your heart.
Repent of all sin, cleanse yourself of all unrighteousness; obey Him; be baptized in water. Yearn for Him. Seek Him with all your heart until He fills you with the Holy Spirit and then pray in the Spirit, walk in the Spirit. Let the Spirit of God determine your actions and then you will be able to do the works that God has prepared for you to do under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, because without Jesus Christ, without the Spirit of Christ welling in you, guiding you, inspiring you, working through you, you cannot do the will of God, you cannot serve the kingdom of God. Have you received the Holy Spirit? Do you want Him? Do you want Jesus? Do you want to LIFE? Without the Holy Spirit, without Christ in you guiding you, teaching you, comforting you, every step of the way, without Him you are LOST.
Without Him you have no hope, no future, Seek Jesus, seek the indwelling Holy Spirit, the Comforter, in you, with you and follow Him until the very end.
May Jesus bless you.