12 Lies You Hear About the Holy Spirit

by Glen H. Jones

The title misleads us a bit. A more accurate description of the contents would be "misconceptions about the Holy Spirit." The author discusses such topics as the relevance of the Holy Spirit today, His endowment of spiritual gifts to the individual, the indwelling and filling of the Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues and the Holy Spirit, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

After outlining the misconceptions, Riter discusses the filling of the Holy Spirit in some detail. Receiving the Holy Spirit at salvation, he states, is not the same as being filled with the Spirit. Being filled with the Holy Spirit empowers us to work and witness for Christ. It is the normal Christian life. The filling of the Spirit is not a once-for-all-time experience. We may be filled many times as we yield our lives to the Lord and when a special need arises.

The supernatural power of the Holy Spirit within the believer allows him to grow in grace and knowledge. It provides power to witness to those without the Savior. A Spirit-filled believer may not be financially successful, but he will always have the inner joy of knowing that God is in control. Spirit-empowered believers will find ways to transcend their differences because bitterness and strife dampen the work of the Spirit. Finally, being filled with the Spirit allows us to live victoriously over sin. The Holy Spirit is Christ is living in us, and we know that the Lord Jesus Christ was always victorious over sin.

Target: All

Type:   Victorious Living

Take:    Highly Recommended

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