THE INFLUENCE OF THE SPIRIT
“If we [claim to] live by the [Holy] Spirit, we must also walk by the Spirit [with personal integrity, godly character, and moral courage—our conduct empowered by the Holy Spirit].”Galatians 5:25 (AMP)
The influence of the Spirit is a reality we’ve come into as believers through the finished work of Christ, and it is because of this reality that we have become superhumans in our world.
The Spirit is resident in us, and given this, it’s important that we allow him expression through us. It is this expression of divine possibilities through a human being, like you a believer, that we’ve called the influence of the Spirit. Can you remember the story of Samson and his numerous exploits? With the jaw bone of an ass in his hand he has a weapon of mass destruction to kill hundreds of men! How is that possible? He lifted a whole city gate. These are extraordinary feets.
The influence of The Spirit is that reality whereby a believer lives by the dictates of the Spirit, the man who lives by the Spirit is the man who has become one with God.
“But the one who is united and joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.” –1 Corinthians 6:17(Amp).
It impossible for the Spirit of God to dwell in a man and not make changes to the life of that man. To be a believer in the real sense is to be a Partaker of the redemptive work of Christ and to be indwelt by the Holy-ghost (see Acts 2: 38-39), by the indwelling of the Holy-ghost every believer has received power to make for effectiveness.
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
A major reason we as believers should live by the influence of the spirit is for the furtherance of the gospel which is our purpose on earth. If we are to rule, reign and make bold the kingdom of God on earth then we must be of a realm that is greater than this realm we intend to effect a change in. Living by the influence of the spirit enables to draw from the infinite wisdom of God that is residing in us via His spirit. We are ruled by the Spirit, in our conversation, conduct, careers and cares are all subject to the influence of the Spirit, this must be our disposition.
The influence of the spirit will enable us as humans live purposefully and supernaturally in a natural ordinary world.
There’s an epitaph in the book of Hebrews about the old patriarchs that almost always stimulate me “of whom the world was not worthy” Hebrews 11:38. If you read in context you’ll discover he was saying that of the men being spoken about. That it was an honor for earth to have hosted such men. What a remark. And such men we are and will be, if we submit to the influence of the Spirit. Hallelujah.
FURTHER READING: 1 JOHN 5:13, JOHN 5:24
CONFESSION: I BELIEVE AND I CONFESS THAT I AM A BELIEVER, A PARTAKER OF ETERNAL LIFE. I MAKE BOLD TO CONFESS THAT I LIVE SUPERNATURALLY, OVER AND ABOVE THIS ORDINARY WORLD, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.