Spirit & Life Devotional
Thursday, June 18
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
The Communion Of The Holy Spirit
John14.16 "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may be with you for ever."
People say that this is the dispensation of the Holy Spirit; what they don't understand is that He has always been here! We first heard about Him in Genesis, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was waste and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters." We read about Him again when Jesus was baptized, "And Jesus when he was baptized, went up straightway from the water: and lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon him."
You see, He is the Spirit of the Father, so He's always present wherever the Father is. He's actually the One Who executes the will of the Father. He has always been here, the difference is that man did not have a personal relationship with Him. And that's what Jesus did for us, He made it possible for the Holy Spirit to dwell in us and to always be with us. Hallelujah!
There are arguments and debates about if believers have the Holy Spirit in them at conversion or after a special experience that we call the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The truth is that those are merely academic discussions. You can't have the Holy Spirit and not know! You will be so sure that He is in you, just as sure as you are about whether you are married or not! He's such an awesome and glorious personality! We must move from theories to experience. What God wants is for us to have fellowship with the Holy Spirit. 2 Corinthians 13.14 says, "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all." Amen! That's what you and I must desire; a real and active relationship with the Holy Spirit.