God’s Spirit is at work The Lord Jesus promises His Holy Spirit. John 14:16-18 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; (17) Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. (18) I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
God’s work by his Spirit is eternal, personal, and internal. The Spirit will abide with you forever. He has been forever and He will be forever. And God promises He will abide with you forever. He will be constantly by your side. He’s called the Comforter – “one called alongside to help.” God’s Spirit does an eternal work in us. He saves us. God is forever. And God is for you! We can know God’s presence even in the worst of times.
The Holy Spirit is called the Spirit of Truth. He is Someone Whom we can come to know personally – in a very close and personal fellowship and communion. It says, “ye know Him”. Christianity is about knowing God personally, directly. It is relationship between God and mankind. His Spirit works on the soul of man, one by one. He performs an operation in each heart, person by person. The Holy Spirit is a person, a friend. He is active and at work in lives of Christians today. He guides us, He leads us. Not in contradiction to His Word. He does a personal work.
The Holy Spirit dwells in us. He works within us. He does an internal work. We have no revival when we are stopping God working within our hearts. He wants to work in each and every believer, bringing conviction, giving gifts and ministries, leading us, making us holy. He makes the Word of God come alive to us. He makes us spiritual men and women. He is God, indwelling, enabling and equipping us with energy and power for His work. He activates us and empowers us for God’s service, to be His witnesses. Will you surrender? Will you let God do a work in you?
In Ephesians 3:19 Paul prayed that his readers might be “filled with all the fullness of God.” This is the whole goal of the Christian life. When you are filled with God, then God himself will dominate your life. He desires to pour his life into ours and to fill us until we’re full.
(Unfortunately only a portion of this message was filmed.)