The Power of the Holy Spirit

When God saves a soul by His grace, then He gives the gift of the Holy Spirit. God has blessed us with a strength beyond our own where sin flees, and His love radiates through our hearts. This happened not by our choice but from Christ.

Sin is tough since it destroys our relationship with God. Each of us understands the way sin takes us away from righteousness. God never stops providing us a way out of the original sin (Romans 1:18-21), and the Holy Spirit gives evidence to God’s unconditional compassion.

Jesus Christ supplied the 12 Disciples with God’s Spirit (John 14:15-18). This is how they could carry the Gospels after Christ’s Ascension into heaven. Christ taught the Apostle many spiritual truths. God knew it wasn’t possible for them to remember those and provided them with the Spirit of Truth (John 14:26). And God has given us the same Spirit.

The Holy Spirit guides us in God’s will. We do not remove sin from our lives, but Jesus does, and His death gave life to God’s promise of salvation. Without God’s Spirit, our self-destructive behavior will leave us in eternal darkness.

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Spiritual death is damnation, and the Holy Bible is full of scriptures attesting to those facts. Anyone can deny these truths, but a Spirit-fed life knows the reality of God’s will. God leaves no excuses, and it’s not by accident He has taken your hand.

And the Holy Spirit allows us to avoid the traps keeping us in spiritual blindness.

On the other side of sin is an awesome place where God’s presence comes alive. Nothing matches God’s divine holiness. It’s a unique and extraordinary phase of consciousness. This peaceful, loving and exhilarating connection is the essence of God. Christ holds the key to this path (John 14:6).

The Holy Spirit doesn’t come without personal responsibility. Salvation isn’t a free pass, and we have to be an active participant in living our lives in God’s kingdom. This means we have to repent, and the courage in overcoming sins comes from the Holy Spirit. God inspires us to make amends for our wrongs and live holy.

A Spirit-filled life wants to live free from the bondage of sin. One of the greatest gifts from the Lord is the ability to pause when sin enters the mind and surrender that thought over to Christ. Here a courage beyond our human one stops those thoughts and redirects our minds. Then, as the result of the Holy Spirit, we find ourselves united with God and Christ. We act in holiness instead of reacting to life’s terms in sin.

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Before God saved me, my life was full of deception, immorality, and selfish motives. I was unaware of the ways sin caused me to hurt others. My behaviors weren’t spiritual since I didn’t have compassion for anyone. Pride kept me away from selflessness and always took credit for God’s attributes.

I defiled myself since my tongue was full of viciousness. My reputation was untrustworthy, and I expected to receive praise for being generous. I became a drunkard, and this caused mental, spiritual and physical problems.

In the midst of this turmoil, God blessed me with His mercy and saved me from evil. Today I’m grateful for His gift of salvation and being chosen to experience His Spirit. My transformed life comes from the Holy Spirit. I no longer have to live a sinful life since Christ’s presence is alive inside my soul.

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God gives faithful believers the same gift. We are united in the Holy Spirit to spread the Gospel of Christ. Our love bonded in God’s Spirit keeps us motivated to live holy. We welcome the opportunities God gives to grow in the image of Christ. God separates Himself from the world and to make this known to His children is the reason he anoints us with the Holy Spirit.

 

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Author: walterkahler.wk@gmail.com

Living a Christian life isn't being perfect or self-righteous. Often people misunderstand the characteristics of a saved life. I sure did. Salvation isn't the absence of sin, but freed from its bondage. Experiencing God's living Spirit and knowing Christ is the essence of salvation and a sign of your eternal destination. I hope you will share your faith with me so we can grow together in the image of Christ.

19 thoughts on “The Power of the Holy Spirit”

    1. Hello Jedidja and thanks for stopping by and confessing faith. Yes, His love is continual never wavering or nonexistent. GBY and your family my friend!

  1. What a precious truth, Walter. God has indeed delivered us from the power of sin and death. He filled us with the Spirit to give us the strength to turn to Him when sin crouches at the door of our minds. He is our hope and freedom.

    1. Always good to share with you Sherry. Yes, God is incredible in the way He gives to us. It’s stunning to catch glimpses of God’s holiness and feel His dwelling presence. I grateful for the Path He has placed me on including bringing us together to glorify Him. God bless you, your family and friends. Thanks for sharing your love for God.

  2. Walter, I love the sincerity that comes across in your writing about such deep truths like the Holy Spirit in your life. You are genuine in your message and the transparency that you bring along with Scripture is a tremendous encouragement to me. I feel challenged in my thoughts and yet I always receive a sense of hope after reading your work. Thank you!!

    1. Hello Gene and it’s always a blessing to correspond with you and bear witness to your walk with Christ. We both understand the difference Christ makes in our inner lives. I’m grateful you are able to connect with God through this blog. I give God all the credit. Christ has inspired me to share with others the impact God has had on my life. Thank you for expressing your love for God. Our paths have crossed because God has united together so we can rejoice together. God bless you, your family and friends. Gene, your missionary work inspires me.

  3. Walter,
    Praise God for gifting you with a powerful way of sharing His truths. Like you, I am forever grateful for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Thank you for your prayer fueled posts. I always look forward to the read and never fail to learn something and be inspired.

    1. Thanks Deb for your love for God. We both know without His presence our lives are aimless. I’m grateful He has touched your life in a beautiful way and I’m glad He has brought us together. God has an incredible way of using us and I’m joyful in the way He has touched you through this blog. God bless you, Sandy and friends.

  4. The gift of the Holy Spirit is a glorious thing. When Jesus ascended into Heaven the disciples would have been lost if He had not left His spirit with them. The same applies to us as well.

    1. Beautifully put Mary. Yes, your truths are spot on. God’s plan is never lacking and the Holy Spirit proves His way. Thanks for sharing and God bless you, your family and friends.

  5. Walter, I have always enjoyed the intimacy you share with the Lord and I love how you walk in that intimate relationship as a habit, thus ‘acknowledging’ Him in all your ways.

  6. Walter, I have always enjoyed your expression of your relationship with the Father. He has been so faithful to lead you and grow you up in Him. Thank you for being faithful to His word and sharing the wisdom He shares with you. Many blessings in your walk!

    1. Good to hear from you again Jeannie. Thanks for stopping by and sharing the way God is touching your life. We both know without His guidance our lives would be whole. I’m grateful you are able to identify Christ is working in our lives. God has a way of connecting us together so we can bear witness to His love, mercy and forgiveness. God bless you, your family and friends.

  7. Walter, thank you for this post on our Comforter, the One who convicts us of our sin, and the One who leads us in to all truth. The third person of the trinity, the beautiful Holy Spirit. May our love and understanding of Him grow. Blessings to you!

    1. Yes, Cheryl the Holy Spirit is all truth. Thanks for sharing your faith and love of God. Growth comes from continuing efforts to surrender self and allow Christ to direct our lives. God bless you, your family and friends.

    1. Hello Ariella and we both have found our unity through the Holy Spirit. God allows us to receive His Spirit and it’s not like anything else. His purity and holiness is incredible. God bless you, your family and friends. Christ’s, peace be with you always my friend!

  8. So grateful that God didn’t just leave us here to try to figure out how to live on our own, but filled us with Himself so that we might live for Him! I’m with you, Walter! Thankful to be rescued from evil and transferred out of the kingdom of darkness! For such a great gift, how could I withhold anything from the Lord, Amen? Thanks for your post and always diligent work!

    1. Hello, Karen and thanks for sharing your walk with God and how the Holy Spirit makes our lives so much better. I’m with you also Karen we are blessed to have been chosen to be led in His direction. God bless you, your family and friends.

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