As Christians we are not expected to be lukewarm, in other words we should be aggressively working towards our creators goal, in the same manner the Holy Spirit will provide all the assistance that is expected from him. “The Spirit, not content to flit around on the surface, dives into the depths of God, and brings out what God planned all along. Who ever knows what you’re thinking and planning except you yourself? The same with God, except that he not only knows what he’s thinking, but he lets us in on it. God offers a full report on the gifts of life and salvation that he is giving us. We don’t have to rely on the world’s guesses and opinions. We didn’t learn this by reading books or going to school; we learned it from God, who taught us person-to-person through Jesus, and we’re passing it on to you in the same firsthand, personal way.” (1 Corinthians)
Some Christians will actually be given the power to act in the name of Jesus Christ. Do not be surprised if you call for the removal of evil spirits in the name of Jesus Christ, and they leave. “The seventy came back triumphant. “Master, even the demons danced to your tune!” Jesus said, “I know. I saw Satan fall, a bolt of lightning out of the sky. See what I’ve given you? Safe passage as you walk on snakes and scorpions, and protection from every assault of the Enemy. No one can put a hand on you. All the same, the great triumph is not in your authority over evil, but in God’s authority over you and presence with you. Not what you do for God but what God does for you, that’s the agenda for rejoicing.” (Luke)
While not every Christian will be given such power, we must remember that what ever we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, will come to pass. “Jesus says, you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and you shall be witnesses unto me” It is the union of the Holy Spirit and the testimony of the living witness that is to warn the world. The worker for God is the agent through which the heavenly communication is given, and the Holy Spirit gives divine authority to the word of truth.” (RH April 4, 1893)
However we choose to live our lives, we should come to the understanding that God makes the law and He decides the way we should be living. Sure we can follow a path of self destruction, however we are in no position to bargain with Him to change his requirements. “Don’t bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This is not a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we’re in. If your little boy asks for a serving of fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? If your little girl asks for an egg, do you trick her with a spider? As bad as you are, you wouldn’t think of such a thing, you’re at least decent to your own children. And don’t you think the Father who conceived you in love will give the Holy Spirit when you ask him?” (Luke)
There are many today that suggest the bible to be very confusing, yet to those it should be obvious that when we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior, we are automatically provided with the Holy Spirit, who in turn makes everything as plain as day, almost as a translator. “I’m telling you these things while I’m still living with you. The Friend, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send at my request, will make everything plain to you. He will remind you of all the things I have told you. I’m leaving you well and whole. That’s my parting gift to you. Peace. I don’t leave you the way you’re used to being left, feeling abandoned, bereft. So don’t be upset. Don’t be distraught.” (John)
Without the Holy Spirit guiding our path and explaining the Bible, many of us will be lost to a world of eternal salvation. Then again, without accepting the blood of Jesus Christ as our only way to salvation, we might as well resign to the fact that the Holy Spirit to us is non existent.
When the Pharisees instigated the slaughter of Jesus Christ, little did they know the seriousness of the act that they managed to invoke. Truth be told, it was because of that event that we have the ability to live a life of eternal happiness. “Peter and the apostles answered, “It’s necessary to obey God rather than men. The God of our ancestors raised up Jesus, the One you killed by hanging him on a cross. God set him on high at his side, Prince and Savior, to give Israel the gift of a changed life and sins forgiven. And we are witnesses to these things. The Holy Spirit, whom God gives to those who obey him, corroborates every detail.” (Acts)
Christian believers already know that Jesus Christ is the one and only Savior. They also know that The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit are all one and the same. “Believe me: I am in my Father and my Father is in me. If you can’t believe that, believe what you see, these works. The person who trusts me will not only do what I’m doing but even greater things, because I, on my way to the Father, am giving you the same work to do that I’ve been doing. You can count on it. From now on, whatever you request along the lines of who I am and what I am doing, I’ll do it. That’s how the Father will be seen for who he is in the Son. I mean it. Whatever you request in this way, I’ll do. The Spirit of Truth “If you love me, show it by doing what I’ve told you. I will talk to the Father, and he’ll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you. This Friend is the Spirit of Truth. The godless world can’t take him in because it doesn’t have eyes to see him, doesn’t know what to look for. But you know him already because he has been staying with you, and will even be in you!” (John)