Holy Spirit, enter in

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?”  1 Corinthians 6:19 NIV

The Old Testament reveals that God communicated vocally with people numerous times.  I  imagine such occasions were met with sheer awe, deep humility, fear, excitement, confusion, doubt, and many other responses.  

His initiative increased significantly in the New Testament with the bodily presence of Jesus Christ living on earth.  Can you even fathom what it would have been like to know Him personally or hear Him speak or even just see Him?  It had to be mind-blowing.  

It didn’t end then and there.  After Pentecost the Holy Spirit, aka the Comforter, came to continue the communication of the Godhead to mankind.  How does He talk to us today?

I’ve never heard Him speaking audibly.  However, I don’t discount the possibility He may do so, as I know of no scriptural basis to discredit such an occurrence.  You likely know people who have reported hearing an audible voice directing them at some crucial  juncture in a situation.  

Believers who have accepted God’s free gift of grace possess the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.  This reality is something that an unbeliever cannot comprehend whatsoever.  It defies their own logic and reason.   It cannot be explained or proven scientifically.  However, know this:  He is as real as real can be, and He guides and directs every believer.  

Many of the happiest and most fulfilling events in my life have included the Holy Spirit communicating directly with me–not audibly, but inaudibly.  When it happens, you know it.  A response enters your entire being–not just in your brain, but in your heart and soul, permeating your very existence.  You feel it absolutely, positively, unequivocally, beyond any shadow-of-doubt.  

Here are some examples from my own life, but without details.  He directed me almost 46 years ago to the person I was supposed to marry against incredible odds, as a multiplicity of events had to occur for us to even meet.  He saved my wife’s life not once, but twice, in answer to urgent prayer; He did likewise for our younger son during an automobile accident.  He healed me instantaneously about 40 years ago in response to a key need.  Almost 8 years ago He directed my path to beat cancer–not only saving my life, but positively impacting and redirecting it in dramatic ways.  I could go on, but you get the picture.  

Do you feel what I’m saying?  Do you experience His presence unmistakably in your life?  Do you want to know Him better?  Invite Him into every aspect of your life.  He’s there if you’re willing.  

Prayer:  Thank you, God, for the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives.  Amen. 

Leave a Reply