Because we have been destined by God to live in the Spirit, we hunger for the supernatural. If we will move with the Holy Spirit, He will move in us.
After the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus, He exhibited a tremendous change. The Spirit of heaven came to rest upon Him to reveal to all people the potential of how they could live in the power of the Holy Spirit. He began to teach the principles of the Kingdom of God and openly demonstrate its power.
The Spirit of God's grace was manifested in the likeness of a dove — gentle and beautiful, quiet and elegant. He moves with the tenderness of the sea breeze, yet He can manifest strength like the force of the mightiest wind.
He has come to indwell us and to create a life of consistency. He comes to empower us and unite us with His supply of strength and supernatural ability.
In the Old Testament there are many exciting examples of the Holy Spirit's power moving. In 1 Samuel 10:6-7, 9, the Prophet Samuel told Saul what to expect as the Spirit moved upon him.
"Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man. And let it be, when these signs come to you, that you do as the occasion demands; for God is with you. So it was, when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, that God gave him another heart; and all those signs came to pass that day" (NKJV).
Something dramatic happened that day: Saul became another man just as Samuel had prophesied. As he moved with the Holy Spirit, his heart was changed! Through the new birth we have entered a much deeper place in the Spirit than those under the Old Covenant, although we still need Him to move in us and change us.
Notice another example in Judges 13:24,25:
"So the woman bore a son and called his name Samson; and the child grew, and the Lord blessed him. And the Spirit of the Lord began to move upon him..." (NKJV).
Notice, the Spirit began to move upon him. If the Holy Spirit could move Samson, He can move you and me! As this man of God grew, he learned to be used by the Spirit. In Judges 14:5, 6 it says:
"So Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came to the vineyards of Timnah. Now to his surprise, a young lion came roaring against him. And the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and he tore the lion apart as one would have torn apart a young goat, though he had nothing in his hand..." (NKJV).
Physically, Samson was no different than any other man in Israel. But he had entered a place in the Holy Spirit of breaking through natural limitations. When he was in a position of needing the power of God in his life, the Spirit came upon him in great strength. He had an ample supply from God that would make him more than equal to any demand.
When the lions of life roar against us, the Holy Spirit will respond in the same way if we are yielded to Him. His anointing will come upon us with the power, wisdom, and direction we need.
- Excerpt from the
Yielding to the Holy Spirit
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