CELEBRATING THE HOLY SPIRIT
As the year progresses, you need to key into the anointing of open heavens. When the heavens are open, there will be speedy answer to prayers, when the heavens are open, there will be miracle galore, when the heavens are open, there will be sweatless victories, when the heavens are open, there will be new things and new songs. When the heavens are open, mountains will dissolve and disappear; there will be all manner of healings, restoration, promotion, divine connections, there will be evidences of the goodness of the Lord in your life, there will be revelational knowledge and the reality of heaven will be so tangible that no one can take it away from you.
You may wish to ask the question, why should we celebrate the Holy Spirit? We celebrate the Holy Spirit because he is a person. There are three persons in the trinity: God, the Father, God, the Son and God, the Holy Spirit. If you agree that we can celebrate the Father and the Son, then you will agree with me that it is not out of place to celebrate the Holy Spirit.
It is very important for you to know that the Holy Spirit, as earlier mentioned, is a person and not just an influence. He is not fire, he is not wind, he is not rain, he is not oil, neither is he a dove. All these are just symbols of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is as gentle as a dove and that is why he is often depicted as a dove but he is not a dove but a divine personality; not just an ordinary person. The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son in holiness, in righteousness, in wisdom, in sovereignty and in power. With this background knowledge, you should be able to come to terms with the idea of celebrating the Holy Spirit.
Other Reasons Why We Should Celebrate the Holy Spirit
- We need to celebrate the Holy Spirit because he is the spirit of life; he is our source of life. Rom. 8:1-10, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.” Celebrating the Holy Spirit is celebrating true life! Without the Holy Spirit, there is no life. The difference between a living Church and others is in the move of the Holy Spirit, not in the decoration, not in the size of the Cathedral, not in the number of people that attend the service, no! it is in the tangible manifestation of the Holy Spirit. The presence of the Holy Spirit is what gives life. The Holy Spirit is the spirit that quickens, he is the spirit that enlivens, he is the spirit that animates. We need to celebrate this wonderful spirit that gives life, in the real sense of that word. He is the life giver.
TO BE CONTINUED.