Ask For The Holy Spirit

It is significant that the Holy Spirit shall not speak of Himself but that He will glorify Jesus. What the Bible speaks about The Holy Spirit is important and what Jesus spoke about Him is doubly important. God the Father is more willing to give the Holy Spirit to His children than your earthly Father is willing to give good gifts to you. The Holy Spirit is a gift. Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would be WITH the children of God and IN them. When we receive Jesus we also receive the Holy Spirit.

John 16:13-14: Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. 14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

Luke 11:13: If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

John 14:16-17: And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 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.

Mark 1:7-8: (John) preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I (Jesus) after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose. 8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

When we receive Jesus it is more accurate to say that we stop resisting the Holy Spirit than that we ask for Him. We stop being stiffnecked.

Acts 7:51: Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.

We confess Jesus with our mouth and we stop resisting the Holy Spirit. When we receive Jesus we believe what the Holy Spirit has spoken to our hearts about Him.

Romans 10:10: For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

The Holy Spirit does not speak of Himself and when we ask for Him, it is often simply wordless yielding, wordless faith and wordless obedience.

Romans 5:5: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

The moment we receive Jesus we are given the Holy Spirit, and a battle begins to rage within us, a battle between the Holy Spirit and our flesh. The moment we receive Jesus we are born of the Spirit.

John 3:5-6, 8: Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

When we are born of the Spirit we should not stop there. When we receive Jesus we are sealed by the Holy Spirit, indeed, He IS the seal. Again, we should not stop there. We ought to permit Him to fill us, we ought to walk after Him, we ought to let Him lead us, and influence every area of our lives, including our thoughts, our words and our actions. Those things should continue for the rest of our lives.

2 Corinthians 1:22: Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

Ephesians 4:30: And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

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