For John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days. But you shall receive power after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you;
God has given us a SpecialGuide – The Holy Spirit.
God sent The Angel of His Presence, The Lord Jesus Christ, The Eternal Son of God, before the children of Israel to drive out their enemies, to protect, to lead and guide them to the Promised Land. He led them by a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. As they were obedient to Him, they were to inherit the Promised Land.
Under the New Covenant God has given us A Special Guide —The Holy Spirit to cause us to know and do the commandments of God, to direct and guide us into the place He has prepared for us. He has placed His Spirit within us to teach us His ways.
God told Israel, “ I will put My Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statues, and you shall keep My judgments and do them” (Ezekiel 36:27). Jesus said, “And I will pray The Father and He shall send another Comforter that He may abide with you forever; Even The Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because they see Him not, neither know Him, but you know Him, for He dwells with you, and shall be in you. But The Comforter , which is The Holy Ghost, whom The Father will send in My Name , He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said to you”(John 14:16-17, 26). Not only do we have The Holy Spirit to teach, lead, and guide us to the Promised Land, that Heavenly City, New Jerusalem; it is The Holy Spirit working within us to give us the will and power to keep the covenant God has made with us. To walk in obedience to Him.
One of the reasons why many of God’s people today have not taken possession of their inheritance is because they are not being led of the Spirit. They are striving in their own flesh to keep God’s commandments and walk in obedience to Him, instead of depending upon The Spirit within them to give them the power. They are striving to do in the flesh what God has planned for them to do in the power of The Spirit. As a result they are living under bondage of the Old Covenant instead of experiencing the freedom in The Spirit under The New Covenant.
I encourage you to get to know Precious Holy Spirit. Allow Him in your life today so that you can live a victorious life. God has the best for us and He wants us to receive His blessings. But know the greatest gift that Jesus left us was His Blessed Holy Spirit.
May God continue bless you,
Pastor Ann Scott.