What is the Holy Spirit? Well the short answer is that it is a still quiet voice inside of you. But it is not your own voice but God’s voice, trying to lead guide and direct you. It it surprising to me how many Christians are unaware that they can speak to God and that God actually speaks back. I was actually one of those people. But the way in which we communicate to God is through the Holy Spirit,. And in case you are confused about what the Holy Spirit is, it is the spirit of God and it sole purpose is to be the line of communication between you and God.
Let’s get into when the Holy Spirit first showed up.
“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.”
So the idea of the Holy Spirit is confusing to some people since on the day of Pentecost, people spoke in tongues and different languages. But that is not just what the Holy Spirit is about. Many people say that to receive the Holy Spirit you MUST speak in tongues. I personally do not think everyone had to speak in tongues. It is not what I think it is what the Bible says.
“Do we all have the gift of healing? Do we all have the ability to speak in unknown languages? Do we all have the ability to interpret unknown languages? Of course not!” Corinthians 12:30
The Holy Spirit gives different gifts in different ways. It is about the direction that God gives us in order to go about our lives. For this reason, I do not understand why so many people trust other people in what God has to say for their lives. I mean can’t they hear God themselves? Of course we can go to other people and get confirmation, however to trust solely on what other people tell us about our lives is not wise. Because they may not understand what God is telling you, they may discourage you from what God is telling you, and that is the reason why God is telling you not them.
The thing about the Holy Spirit is that the Holy Spirit will speak to you in a way that is best for you. I feel that this can include words or pictures. In whatever way that God chooses to talk to you is the way that He chooses to talk to you, and you must be open to the way that God speaks you in order to hear God clearly. And being able to recognize the fact that God talks you makes it easier to hear God’s message.
If you want to know how to hear from God. It is easy, just open up your mind, your heart, and be receptive. It may take some practice at first, to hear what God is saying or knowing that God is actually speaking to you. But once you do; you will know where God is leading you, what He is telling you to do, and then you cannot go wrong. The wonderful thing about the Holy Spirit is that it will not give you wrong advice. And the Holy Spirit ALWAYS has your best interest at heart. Listening to God and knowing God’s voice will help prevent you from going down the wrong path and doing a whole bunch of stupid stuff
I can recall so many times that I heard God not telling me to do something or get involved with someone, and me doing it anyway causing myself a harm because I should have listened to God. I can recall that listening to God has kept me out of trouble. Just because the idea of talking to God may sound crazy in this day and age where so many people are moving away from the traditional value of God, does not mean that we still cannot communicate with God. And allowing someone to tell you that talking to God and Him talking back to you is crazy, will only undermine your belief system. Christianity is about having a relationships with God. That is the whole point of the Holy Spirit. That was one of the main reason Jesus came to Earth. So we can know God personally, see his face, and so that we can build a relationships with Him. In the Old Testament, we saw God as a man in the sky who punished people and wage war on folks. But that is not God. When Jesus came, we got to truly see God’s face. And when Jesus died, the Holy Spirit was released in each of us.
Do you think God is just sitting there hoping that we get things right? Or do you think that He has sent his spirit down to us so that if we listen to it we know that we will get things right?
To all those people saying that I am crazy for talking to God and believing that He talks back…… I can tell them I can name a whole bunch of crazy going on in the world today and me saying I can talk to God is the least of their concerns. Me hearing from God is not crazy, the direction of this world and what we are choosing to believe now a days is crazy. I can recall when I was talking to God, I was not even aware that I was talking to Him. I would just have a conversation with myself in my head and a voice would speak back to me and tell me what to do, console me, or make me feel better. This went on for years before I realized that it was God talking to me. See no one had ever told me that we could talk to God in that way and He could talk back. No one every explained to me that the SOLE purpose of the Holy Spirit was so that God could talk to us. I had to figure it out on my own. Which is why I am saving you time and telling you.