THE HOLY SPIRIT: THE VERY ESSENCE OF CHRIST
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you (John 14:16-17).
In our lives as Christians, the most important thing for us is our fellowship with the Holy Spirit. If you saw Jesus right now, I’m sure you’d embrace Him, bow to Him or fall at His feet in worship; I mean you’d express your love for Him in the best way possible.
Well, you might as well do the same for the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit is just like Jesus and He’s in you, and with you, every day. We don’t have anything less than what the disciples had when they were with Jesus in Bible days.
Not only do we have the presence of God with us, we have Him in us, in the Holy Spirit. Until and unless that becomes a present-hour consciousness in you, your Christianity would be no more than a religion.
Recognize the Holy Spirit, not only as a real Person, but also as the very essence of the Christ. Without the Holy Spirit, there’d have been no Christ; Jesus wouldn’t be all that He was; everything you love about Jesus wouldn’t be there. The revelation of God; the expression of His nature, love, character and grace that you find in Jesus is all revealed to you through the Holy Spirit. Everything you love or admire in Jesus is in the Holy Spirit.
Today, the Lord Jesus is in heaven, but the Holy Spirit is with us on earth. The beautiful thing about it is we can have Him (the Holy Spirit) with us anywhere, everywhere, all the time. The disciples didn’t have this privilege before the death of Jesus; they couldn’t “take Jesus home” in them. But when the Holy Spirit came, He took the place of the ascended Christ.
Now, we don’t miss Jesus, because the Holy Spirit makes the presence of Jesus real to us. He’s the reason you can believe the Word of God. It’s so important that you recognize the ministry of the Holy Spirit in your life. Knowing Him and walking with Him is the key to the successful and supernatural life in Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:3;