For the last two weeks, I’ve been telling you how you have access to THE MOST POWERFUL tool in the earth—the Holy Spirit.
We Need the God-Suit
The last five words of Acts 10:38 are: for God was with Him. The Bible says Jesus was anointed with God and that He was able to do good and release people from under the power of the devil because God was with Him. Note the difference. Jesus was alive to God before, but once Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit, God Himself covered Jesus.
The Holy Spirit was Jesus’s God-suit.
So when you’re born again, you receive the spirit of God. It comes in you and you’re alive to God, but when you receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, something comes on you—God comes on you. When you’re baptized in the Holy Spirit you get your very own God-suit.
Really getting this can change your entire mindset.
Start looking at the Scriptures that talk about the Holy Spirit and replace the words ‘Holy Spirit’ with ‘God’ and you’ll see what I mean.
Look at Acts 1 for example. In verse 4 Jesus says:
…but not many days from now you shall be baptized (covered) with (God).”
This is why Jesus said the Baptism of the Holy Spirit was so important. He knew that having the Holy Spirit was the same as carrying God with you. Jesus said, “It is not me who does the work. It is my father that does the work.” God did the work. God anointed Jesus with Himself to do the work.
How It Will Change YOUR Life
Having power takes God. You can receive revelation and you can accomplish some things, but when it comes to having power you need THE power. When you have the Holy Spirit you are anointed with the power of God. In Acts 1:8 Jesus said:
But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.”
The power of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit was evident in biblical times. Acts 8 tells us of a sorcerer named Simon who was paying attention to what was going on in Samaria when Peter and John arrived there. Acts 8:13 tells us:
Even Simon himself believed [he adhered to, trusted in, and relied on the teaching of Philip], and after being baptized, devoted himself constantly to him. And seeing signs and miracles of great power which were being performed, he was utterly amazed.”
This sorcerer wanted some of the power he witnessed. He wanted it so badly that he offered to pay for it in verses 18 and 19:
However, when Simon saw that the [Holy] Spirit was imparted through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he brought money and offered it to them. Saying, Grant me also this power and authority, in order that anyone whom I place my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”
What was the big deal? The disciples were demonstrating God. This guy knew that he couldn’t demonstrate God without having the power of God—the power of the Holy Spirit. He also recognized the authority and the boldness that came with the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit Makes You Bold
Remember Peter? In Acts 2 we read that he’s standing up on the day of Pentecost and preaching. This is the same guy that reneged on Jesus before he died on the cross. What had changed? Peter had the Holy Spirit.
Paul tells us in I Corinthians 2 that he had to depend on the Holy Spirit for boldness. He had to depend on the Holy Spirit to speak through him. In verse three he says:
And I was in (passed into a state of) weakness and fear (dread) and great trembling [after I had come] among you. And my language and my message were not set forth in persuasive (enticing and plausible) words of wisdom, but they were in demonstration of the [Holy] Spirit and power [a proof by the Spirit and power of God, operating on me and stirring in the minds of my hearers the most holy emotions and thus persuading them].”
When God comes on you, you become a different person. You get bold. You’ll do things you won’t do in the natural because God is on you, and with you, and He wants to do the work.
The Baptism of Holy Spirit Brings God on the Scene
God desires more than just having us restored back to Him. He wants to use us to get access to the earth–to bring restoration back into the earth. He created the Baptism of the Holy Spirit to give Himself a means to get on the scene, but we have to be willing to let Him use us. Isaiah 61:1-2 gives us a better understanding of how He wants to use us:
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound. To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord [the year of His favor] and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn.”
So we’re back to the God-suit. He wants to give us our God-suit and get us out there to preach, to heal, to set people free. He wants to proclaim the year of His favor. What does that mean? It means that He wants everything restored to Him.
God wants everyone healthy. He wants everyone whole. He wants to destroy the darkness in the earth. He wants to set things right. He wants vengeance for what’s happened to His creation. He wants to release righteousness into the earth. But He can’t do this sitting up in Heaven. So He figured out a way to get on the scene—the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, the God-suit.
The Holy Spirit Isn’t Just for God’s Benefit
Jesus revealed many things about the Holy Spirit in those last days he with the disciples.
Specifically, that WE have access to His incredible help!
I don’t know about you, but I can’t get enough of God’s help in my life.
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Understanding how God works undercover using THE POWER OF STRATEGY is one of the single greatest keys to your success and victory in life.
It’s critical that you understand this if you want to capture the opportunities God has for you.
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