Audio Length: 43:07
Was recorded on 3/21/07 @ Mnt. Zion Tabernacle in El Prado New Mexico. There are obvious ways to hinder the Holy Spirit like for example: un-forgiveness, not living a life of purity. Sins of all kinds & being judgmental just to a name a few. But what are some other ways we can hinder the Holy Spirit from working in, through, and around our lives in Christ Jesus that may not be so obvious?
This life the Lord blessed all humanity with is all about God our Creator. Salvation and relationship with God goes hand in hand. You cannot have one without the other. Lord Jesus Christ died to save us from the wrath of God (Hell). To bring ours sins into remission and to reconcile us back to the Father. Because sin separates us from having a real relationship with God and sin condemns us to Hell over all. And anyone who believes in Jesus Christ as the Lord/Messiah/Savior and is born again has everlasting life as promised and a relationship with God our Father. The two go hand in hand. Therefore If we have Salvation in Jesus Christ coupled with the relationship with God our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord, empowered by the Holy Spirit, we should be walking and operating in His absolute power in these last days like never before
So what is hindering us from walking and operating in the absolute power of God? What we don’t know can cause us to miss out completely in the fullness of all of God’s promises
In these last day’s especially, we should be a powerful witness into all the world. So how can we be a powerful witnesses of Jesus Christ into all the world? By having the gifts of the Holy Spirit in operation. But all this starts by having a real relationship with God through the salvation of Jesus Christ, not a toy salvation that we can pick up put away when ever we feel like it.
There is a price to pay to be an effective and powerful witness of Jesus Christ. There is a cost of being the Lord’s disciple. And we need to know what they are and apply it to our daily walk with the Lord. And it is not burdensome for those who are truly born again. The Word of God tells us: James 1:22 “Be doer’s of the word and not just hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” More on the hindrance of the Holy Spirit: R.U.T.S.