The Personal Relationship of the Holy Spirit ‘With’ the Believer

The Bible points out a threefold personal relationship of the Holy Spirit with us, the Believer. Those three aspects are ‘With,’ ‘In,’ and ‘On’. We will explore these one at a time. Today we shall see how “with” is always a part of who we are and what we are. ‘With’ implies togetherness. When we are ‘with’ someone we love, we want to tell the world about it. Spirit helps us to do just that when we choose Christ. Spirit takes up residence in us, impressing the truths of God and Jesus, allowing us to fall completely in love with Them, and learn how to walk ‘with’ our Lord. As we go forth ‘with’ Him, it becomes our desire to share and exemplify those truths in every way every day.๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ™

Remember Jesus let his disciples know He would return to Heaven but God had someone ready to take over for Him and what would happen when that time came.

In Acts 1:8-9 He told them, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. After He said this, He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.”

Jesus’ Spirit was to take the open lead here on earth and exist ‘with’ us. He was to show Himself – unseen to the world – but clearly to the Believer. He was to teach and sustain love, joy, and peace ‘with’-in us all. To teach patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. (Gal 5:22-23) 

He brings us power to do God’s will and shows us why and how we can follow our Lord of Love every step of the way once we embark on our personal spiritual journeys of walking ‘with’ Him.

In this ‘with’ space of Spirit and us, we learn the magnitude and necessity of each trait inside our God’s love and how to ripple that saving force into the world. Those truths, callings, and directives for uniquely serving and offering grace… that we feel impressed on our souls… ARE the Spirit of Jesus who modeled how to exemplify God. It is the fuel that powers our beings, allows the world to know that, without question, we belong to a God of Love and so can they. 

That is walking ‘with’ the power of the great Holy Spirit in our being and sharing Him ‘with’ our world.๐Ÿ’š May it be so.

Let us pray for those whose worlds have been torn apart by their enemies and those who have suffered great storms of destruction. Know that The Lord is ‘with’ them regardless of what is happening.  ๐Ÿ™

Poppa B.