I trust you had a great weekend?
We have been on the timeless series about the Holy Spirit and what a blessing it has been. The feedback from the articles have been quite positive. I believe this series will birth in everyone who reads it, a new yearning for a more vibrant relationship with the Holy Spirit.
In the last post, we emphasied the primary assignment of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer, which is to lead into ALL truth. The TRUTH being The Christ. We referred to The Holy Spirit as the primary Communicator of Truth and that was why Jesus assured the Apostles that it was expedient for Him to leave, so that The Holy Spirit can be released.
How does The Holy Spirit communicate this TRUTH to us?
John 16:7-15 KJV
Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 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. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
Now, you need to get ready for this, because this will launch us into a whole new dimension of this teaching. Are you ready?
The Holy Spirit communicates Truth to us through the ONLY agency designed by God to uproot lies. I’ll explain.
We grew up with notions, mindsets and paradigms conditioned by experience and exposure much of which was entrenched in our observation of the world. We knew about life through the lens of education, what our parents and teachers told us and what we read up online, in a book or several other materials. We are mobile bundle of information gathered over the years from varied sources and this information is the primary propeller of our lives and its direction.
We are going in the direction of the information we regard as truth enough, to be believed and structure our lives around. However, because this information, however factual aren’t inherently TRUTH, lack the capacity to make free. Any information that isn’t TRUTH is designed to enslave and take captive. Only TRUTH is designed to make free. That is why no man is free until he encounters TRUTH. No matter how civilised one ever becomes, his freedom is elusive until he comes to know the TRUTH.
This is why, with all the “good things” life has to offer, people have never been more depressed than they are in this dispensation. That is because only TRUTH makes free, nothing else does. Information fills your head, but TRUTH liberates your heart!
Our governments seem to be passing across an information; “every man for himself, once you find yourself in power, your number 1 priority and protocol must be self preservation, because nobody really cares about you”. The educational system seems to be saying something like; “your academic certificate is the pinnacle of your potential. You are only as valuable, intelligent and useful as your certificate defines”. The economy tells you, “without money, you have no chance at a good life, whatever you do, make money and make a lot of it”
We grew in such a world as I just described, one governed by the Government, Education and the Economy and these institutions have no capacity to communicate TRUTH. The devil is the ruler of the “world” and he governs that world with lies through these subtle agencies of his. Our only hope of encountering TRUTH is to rely on an Ally whose primary goal is to Communicate TRUTH to our hearts.
I hope I haven’t lost you? ????
Please follow me.
Remember I said The Holy Spirit communicates truth through the only agency designed by God to uproot lies? That agency is Meditation! Meditation is the Classroom of the Holy Spirit. It is the solemn assembly where the HOLY Spirit has full control of your mind, and seizes it as a tool to begin a surgical operation on your mindset using God’s Word as the sounding board.
You cannot be free from the many lies that under gird all the decisions you make without the help of the Holy Spirit via meditation. Meditation goes into your subconscious realm and begins to undo the several layers of lies your life has been governed by, and in the same vein begins to establish new thoughts, new ideas, new possibilities and new paradigms available only in CHRIST. This process is what leads to TRANSFORMATION. Others call it the renewing of the Mind.
We really cannot understand LIFE as it was designed to be lived, without connecting vitally with the Author of Life Himself. Once we do, He then begins to take us into chambers of mysteries and truths as He unveils His Master Plan for the New Creation Man who has chosen to live life according to the plan of God for his life.
Here is an introduction to the Mystery of Meditation. So I don’t overload you with too much to chew on, let us stop here today and we pick up from here next week.
I can assure you that something is changing in you as read this articles dutifully. I do not write simply because I have to, I write as I receive inspiration from the Holy Spirit. These words are liberating and are changing you into the glory of God as by the Holy Spirit.
Have a remarkable week ahead!