For the past three weeks we have been looking at various aspects of being filled with the Holy Spirit. This week we finish this series.
The Holy Spirit is the source of all wisdom and revelation about the character of God. The Holy Spirit isn’t there just to give you head knowledge, but to flood your heart with the knowledge of God so that you can know him better (Eph 1:17).
The Holy Spirit who inspired Scripture makes the meaning of Scripture plain to you. The Holy Spirit works in your heart, your will and your mind to bring you to the point where you can embrace the truth of Scripture with joy. On your pilgrimage to heaven, the Holy Spirit is both the interpreter of Scripture and the strengthener of your faith enabling you to grasp how the deep fundamental truths revealed in the Bible apply to your work and life.
Take heed to listen to what the Holy Spirit is teaching you. The Holy Spirit is never passive in your life. The Spirit offers manna for your mouth and water for your thirst (Neh 9:20). He is the Spirit of wisdom and understanding. He is the Spirit of counsel and of might. He is the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord (Isa 11:1-3). What is so amazing is that the Holy Spirit is willing to share God’s infinite wisdom with you for the decisions and challenges you face everyday in your work.
This wisdom that God provides is not just for your sake, but so that you through your work can proclaim freedom for prisoners, recovery of sight for the blind and set the oppressed free. There is a divine mystery as to how God can take some meaningless task you do in your work and use that to proclaim freedom. This is a mystery that you don’t have to comprehend! Through the wisdom of the Holy Spirit you are free to do your work, and in faith trust God to accomplish his purposes.
The Spirit not only instructs you with wisdom on how to do your work, but also offers wisdom to navigate the fifty shades of grey of the workplace. The Holy Spirit’s insight enables you to be careful to follow God’s decrees and keep God’s laws. (Ezek 36:26-27) in every situation in your workplace.
Not only does the Spirit instruct you on how to do your work and navigate sin and righteousness. The Spirit also explains the spiritual realities of God’s Kingdom with Spirit-taught words (1 Cor 2:13). There is no way that you could comprehend the wonders or the realities of God’s Kingdom without the Spirit revealing them to you.
Ask the Spirit to open your eyes so that you might see what God is doing. When the prophet Elisha found himself surrounded by an army of chariots and horses he wasn’t afraid. Why? Because the Holy Spirit had shown him that hills behind the army were filled with horses and chariots of fire (2 Kings 6:15-17).
With the power of the Holy Spirit in your life, your life overflows with hope. For the Holy Spirit is a deposit guaranteeing what is to come. It is only through the Holy Spirit that you are able to eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which you hope. (Rom 15:13; 2 Cor 5:5; Gal 5:5)
A life filled with the Holy Spirit is a life that abides in Christ. When the Holy Spirit fills your life, your appetite for the things of God, and your appreciation of the Scriptures will grow. The Holy Spirit illuminates God’s word to you so that your life can be marked by love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, kindness, goodness and self-control.
And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit (2 Cor 3:18)
This series has barely scratched the surface of what it means to live life filled with the Holy Spirit. At the end of your time on earth, you will only have just begun to grasp the immeasurable magnitude of life with the Holy Spirit.