The Holy Spirit in us & on us. 1
When a person receives Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, part of the package is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit comes and lives inside the believer.
In the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit came upon them for specific activities and services ordered by the Lord.
However, there is a principal in both the Old and New Testament, which is, if we draw near to the Lord He will draw near to us. (James 4:8).
I would also like to compare the Holy Spirit on us in the Old Testament as us being filled with the Holy Spirit.
A Born Again Christian with the Holy Spirit living on the inside could still end up being a cold and lukewarm Christian.
If a Christian after conversion does not draw near to God, then in as much as the Holy Spirit technically should be living on the inside, such a person may not sense God’s presence because they are not drawing near to God.
People like Joshua and Caleb would have had a regular devotion with God; hence, that made them have a different Spirit and compared to the other leaders that went to spy the land.
In numbers 14:24, the bible says my servant, Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, another version says wholeheartedly.
To follow God fully and wholeheartedly would require regular fellowship.
God actually takes account of this as the bible says in 2 Chronicles 16:9
2 Chronicles 16:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)
9 For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth so that He may support those whose heart is completely His.
God definitely has to support us because the closer we draw to God, the more the attacks. The enemy would try every trick in the book, to get a Christian to his dark Kingdom.
The question is, how do we survive these last days Christianity when our every step is watched and our every conversation is being listened too.
To answer the above question, there is another verse in old testament 2 Chronicles 15:2, that we can find rest in.
2 Chronicles 15:2 Amplified Bible (AMP)
, “Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: the LORD is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him [inquiring for and of Him, as your soul’s first necessity], He will let you find Him; but if you abandon (turn away from) Him, He will abandon (turn away from) you.
We can replace the names above (Asa, Judah, and Benjamin) with our name, seeking God as our soul’s first necessity.
When we are seeking God always, God’s Spirit will not only be with us but also on us (filled with the Holy Spirit), The Hand of the Lord will be on us.
I will write about ways on how to be filled with the Holy Spirit in the next blog (The Holy Spirit on us as I like to put it).
The Holy Spirit has to be active in the life of a Christian not dormant, and I believe that’s why Apostle Paul told Timothy in 2 Timothy 1:6 fan the flame of the gift of God.
It is what it is, and we have to do what we have to do.
Remember Jesus Christ is the Light & Saviour of the World.
Until Next time, keep Believing, Keep Hoping & Keep Loving.
Peace. Daniel – The Christian Activist.