The Alarming Disrespect Against The Holy Ghost Among Us Part 3


 “Again David gathered all the choice men of Israel, thirty thousand. And David arose and went with all the people who were with him from Baale Judah to bring up from there the ark of God, whose name is called by the Name,[a] the Lord of Hosts, who dwells between the cherubim. So they set the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill; and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drove the new cart.[b]And they brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill, accompanying the ark of God; and Ahio went before the ark. Then David and all the house of Israel played music before the Lord on all kinds of instruments of fir wood, on harps, on stringed instruments, on tambourines, on sistrums, and on cymbals.

And when they came to Nachon’s threshing floor, Uzzah put out his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled. Then the anger of the Lord was aroused against Uzzah, and God struck him there for his error; and he died there by the ark of God. And David became angry because of the Lord’s outbreak against Uzzah; and he called the name of the place Perez Uzzah[c] to this day.

David was afraid of the Lord that day; and he said, “How can the ark of the Lord come to me?” 2 Samuel 6:1-9  NKJV

      This ark represents the manifested presence of God. This story reflects what happens when we embrace the ambitious and ridiculous thinking that we can control God.

 

We know that God is everywhere, but what we are crying out for is for His manifested presence. His manifested presence is the Holy Ghost having His way totally and without restraint. That manifested presence we have not seen in some time because we insist in quenching and grieving the Holy Ghost.

 

There are pastor who carry great titles; they are known as Doctors, Bishops and Apostles. However, with all of their titles and higher education, they are dancing with heresy as they take away from the fullness of what the Gospel has to offer. That fullness includes all of the fruit of the Spirit, a mature fruit designed to feed a world in need of God’s love. That fullness also includes all of the talents and all of the power, function and activity of He who hovered over the waters in the Genesis of our world. Perhaps today is a good day to echo the words of David as he ask:

 

“How can the ark of the Lord come to me?” 2 Samuel 6:9 NKJV

 

The Alarming Disrespect Against The Holy Ghost Among Us Part 2


I am writing about this topic because I have  seen more and more a resistance to the full manifestation of the Holy Spirit among His people. Beloved, this is the time of the Holy Ghost; we are wasting our time without flowing with HIM. Jesus said of the Spirit:

“But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. Matthew 16:5-11 NKJV

      Jesus made it clear that the time of the Holy Ghost, this time that we are living right now, is for our advantage. He establishes that it is the Holy Spirit who convicts the world of sin. Beloved it is the Holy Spirit Who causes our hearts to repent so that we can be saved, so that even after we are saved, we can find forgiveness and restoration for our current shortcomings.

There is no evangelism without the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit who establishes that Jesus is the righteousness of God, that Jesus is truly the way of life and what is acceptable to our Heavenly Father; not Allah, not Buddha, not the Jehovah Witnesses or the Mormons…it is Jesus and Jesus alone who represents truly the right standing. It is the work of the Holy Ghost that gives men enough sense to understand that there is a judgment coming and they must go after God, that they must allow God to make straight their path before the grace of time runs out.

Without the Holy Ghost there are no absolutes, it is the all coming together under the banner of error and of many gods. Oh, how much we are missing without the precious Holy Spirit!

To be continued…

The Alarming Disrespect Against The Holy Ghost Among Us


Many claim that they preach the Word of God Sunday after Sunday. Many claim to base their lives and their teachings strictly on the Bible…but, are they? Second Corinthians 3:5-6 tells us:

“ Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God,  who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” NKJV

      I am afraid that we are living in times when ministers are finding their sufficiency through  seminary and achieving higher degrees and titles in lieu of depending on God’s Spirit. The word sufficient is synonymous with the word enough so essentially we are saying that God’s Spirit is not enough for us to be able to do what we are called to do as ministers.

One of the most critical problems we are facing today in the Body of Christ is that we are adding knowledge to our heads without treasuring our communion with the Holy Ghost to change our hearts. Second Corinthians 13:14 encourages us to such communion with these words:

 “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.” (NKJV)

In adding that knowledge without the Spirit we see death increasing among us; no power, no Shekinah glory, no miracles, no restoration and no fire. What we do have is plenty of the same; week after week, month after month and year after year. Our pre-package filled with man-made agendas and religion is bringing spiritual death to our congregations. This death that comes from the Letter without the Spirit it most be addressed for what it is: an alarming disrespect against the Holy Spirit. Jesus said:

“31 “Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. 32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.” Matthew 12:31-32 NKJV

 

To be continued…