Good morning Divine Perspective Readers. I trust you had a very Merry Christmas. Today’s post will be the last Divine Perspective post for the year 2015. We are usually very quick to come up with resolutions and goals for the new year, which isn’t wrong in itself, we were designed to aspire for greater heights. The Christian life however is a balance of Contentment and Desire. On our way to where we’re headed, we must learn to be grateful to God for the things we have. So before you write your new year resolutions, please remember to pen down your present year mile stones and celebrations. We are bound to make better decisions for the future with accurate hindsight. Today, we will continue to dig deeper into the Riches of the Glory of His Inheritance in the Saints; The Holy Spirit. Like we made clear in the last post, many folks have insatiable appetite for the things of this world primarily because they do not know what they already carry within them, in the person of the Holy Spirit. How many of you wished you lived in the days of Jesus? Please be sincere. I guess many of us wished we did, especially being one of the disciples. I mean, who wouldn’t love to have witnessed Jesus walk on waters, or watched Him feed 5 thousand hungry folks, or seen Lazarus come forth live and direct. Jesus’ presence on earth was a big deal, no wonder Peter couldn’t deal with the reality of His departure. He was their life and livelihood, without Him they were reduced to mere peasant fishermen with worn out nets. With Him, they had all they needed every time they needed it. They couldn’t be stranded with Him on the team. Peter was willing to make “suya” of Malcus’ ears just to save the “breadwinner”. Now this same amazing Jesus with all the power in heaven and on earth said;
John 16:7 (AMP) However, I am telling you nothing but the truth when I say it is profitable (good, expedient, advantageous) for you that I go away. Because if I do not away, the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you (into close fellowship with you); but if I go away, I will send Him to you (to be in close fellowship with you)
Woooooooooow!!! That is what the amazing spectacular supernatural Jesus said about the Holy Spirit. He actually said it is better for us that He leaves so that the Holy Spirit can come. What a statement! Whatever was coming had better be indeed better than Jesus’ real time presence here on earth. Jesus was limited to a physical body and couldn’t be everywhere He was needed every time at all times, but there is such a personality coming after Him, when He arrives 120 people will be filled with His manifest presence all at once, and then one named Peter will preach an inspired sermon that will get 3,000 people saved. Then few weeks later, 5,000 other folks will get on the salvation train. Whoever named it the Acts of the Apostles did great injustice to the main Actor; The Holy Ghost. It’s meant to be called Acts of The Holy Ghost through the Apostles. I don’t care how much material wealth you think you have, it can never be compared to the infilling of the Holy Spirit within the believer. Simon offered money as an exchange for the gift of the ministry laying on of hands Acts 8:18-19, so that whoever he laid his hands on would receive the Holy Spirit, but Peter rebuked him sharply because Peter knew no riches on earth could come close to the greatest riches that indwells the believer. How can a possessor of the Holy Spirit be without a clue? or be stranded? or be in pain? He is the Strengthener, Helper, Intercessor, Standby, Counselor, Advocate and Comforter. How could we have this and still be disadvantaged? A Doctor needs at least 6 to 7 years in medical school before he could be granted the license to as much as prescribe a pain relief medication. Then if he wants to further, he would need to do another medical program called “Residency” I guess, and then probably a bit more study and papers would get him to become a consultant. By now, he can attend to cancer patients, if that’s his specialty. Cancer patients for whom he has no cure but myriads of prescribed and expensive chemotherapy sessions, just to manage them (patients) till the inevitable happens. Then suddenly from nowhere comes this guy filled with the Holy Spirit, he lays his hand on the cancer patient as led by the Holy Ghost and commands the foul spirit to go, and in seconds, cancer squirms like demonic wimp and finds the fastest route out that body. Now that is the Greater Riches! Nothing beats that. For 12 years, the woman with the issue of blood spent all she had on medication, but instead got even worse. But one moment with the hem of Jesus’ Holy Ghost anointed garment changed her story forever. You think material wealth have value until you get into a situation only the Greater Riches can get you out of. I have no beefs for the medical profession, I’m just saying there’s such a thing known as Greater Riches that makes mockery of intelligence and technology.
1 John 5:7 (KJV) For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
Oh there is so much to teach from here, but the key thing I want to bring out is that we are presently in the dispensation of the Holy Ghost. He is the only one of the three in the Godhead who abides in the two realms (celestial and terrestrial) at the same time. If God wants to get ANYTHING across to us (water and blood), He has to pass through the Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the connective tissue between divinity and humanity. He is one with the Trinity, and must agree with our heart in order to bring anything to pass on the earth into our space. Jesus is in heaven right now, Heb 4:14. God the Father never left heaven in the first place, but the Holy Spirit is the one that runs things on the earth and He is the greatest gift to the Body of Christ. You want to know Him and spend some more quality time with Him. You want to acknowledge Him more than you have ever done. He longs to share with you all that Jesus told Him to show you. You can know more about your future because He planned it, He can lead you to the right places to meet the right people, He can orchestrate events in your favor and get jobs done for you. He is the real riches the world needs, not the material wealth they pursue endlessly. Our greatest riches lies within us. He makes a joke of time and process by stepping into situations with a miraculous dimension. I could go on and on and on. This is what Paul wanted every believer to know… That right within us is the very same power that rose Jesus from the dead. Please involve Him in the new year. Don’t make decisions without consulting Him. He knows the end from the beginning. He has 2097 in his memory, He was sent down here to help you. He can save you from fruitless deals and investments, from bad relationships and from impending danger. The richest men in the world would give all their money to have a fraction of knowledge about the future…
1 Cor 2:10 (KJV) But God has revealed them to us by His Spirit: for His Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God.
Happy new year in advance. I LOVE YOU