The Role Of The Holy Spirit In The Life Of The Believer

Beloved in the Lord,

Today, our focus is on, The Holy Spirit Harvests The Fruit In Our Lives.


May the Holy Spirit minister deeply into our hearts, the message He has for us today.
Enjoy! 

SCRIPTURE: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Galatian 5:22-23 NIV)

These are not the fruit  of our own accomplishment; these fruits  are products of the Spirit’s  presences in our life.
The fruit of the Spirit is the spontaneous work of the Holy Spirit in us. The Spirit produces these character traits that are found in the nature of Christ. They are the by-products of Christ’s control. We can’t  obtain them by trying to get them without His help. If we want the fruit of the Spirit to grow in us, we must join our life to His.







   


STAY BLESSED.
Rev. Dr. Joyce R. Aryee
(Executive Director, Salt and Light Ministries)
Salt and Light Ministries
P.O.Box AN 15007, Accra North
Contact: 0302 772013,026 8130 615/0243588467
Email: saltnlightministries@gmail.com
Website : saltandlightministriesgh.org

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires” – Hebrews 4 : 12 (NLT)

The Role Of The Holy Spirit In The Life Of The Believer

Beloved in the Lord,
Our message titled, The Role Of The Holy Spirit In The Life Of The Believer, is going to cover theentire week.
Today, our focus is on, The Holy Spirit Is a Gift-Giver


May the Holy Spirit minister deeply into our hearts, the message He has for us today.
Enjoy! 

SCRIPTURE: “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 
There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in men.
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another  the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit.” (1Corinthians 12:4-8 NIV)


God is completely involved in the giving, using, and empowering of gifts, places of service, and activities vary, but they all have their best effects when they build up the body of Christ-the church. God creates a unique place in the body for every believer. Gifts and ministries may overlap, but each believer has a specialized, God-designed role. 
Spiritual Gifts are individual and given by the Holy Spirit. 







   


STAY BLESSED.
Rev. Dr. Joyce R. Aryee
(Executive Director, Salt and Light Ministries)
Salt and Light Ministries
P.O.Box AN 15007, Accra North
Contact: 0302 772013,026 8130 615/0243588467
Email: saltnlightministries@gmail.com
Website : saltandlightministriesgh.org

The Role Of The Holy Spirit In The Life Of The Believer

Beloved in the Lord,
Our message titled, The Role Of The Holy Spirit In The Life Of The Believer, is going to cover theentire week.
Today, our focus is on, The Holy Spirit Is Comforter.


May the Holy Spirit minister deeply into our hearts, the message He has for us today.
Enjoy! 

SCRIPTURE: And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counsellor to be with you forever.” (John 14:16 NIV)The Holy Spirit who Jesus said would abide with us forever is our comforter. He is here to be to us everything Jesus was to His disciples when  He was present with them. Jesus refers to the Holy Spirit as our comforter, the word comforter, used in older translations of the Bible originally meant strengthen.

The Holy Spirit strengthens the weak, lifts up the fallen and gives the motivation in our lives as Christians. The Holy Spirit draws alongside us or close to us and encourages us to draw alongside or close to other people.The Holy Spirit, Jesus said, would be like He was, comforting to the distressed but sometimes distressing to the comfortable. The Holy Spirit is real and abiding friend who loves us, He will never abandon us in the midst of difficulty, but rather encourage, comfort and strengths us always.




   


STAY BLESSED.
Rev. Dr. Joyce R. Aryee
(Executive Director, Salt and Light Ministries)
Salt and Light Ministries
P.O.Box AN 15007, Accra North
Contact: 0302 772013,026 8130 615/0243588467
Email: saltnlightministries@gmail.com
Website : saltandlightministriesgh.org

The Role Of The Holy Spirit In The Life Of The Believer

Beloved in the Lord,
Our message titled, The Role Of The Holy Spirit In The Life Of The Believer, is going to cover theentire week.
Today, our focus is on, The Holy Spirit Is A  Revealer Of Truth.


May the Holy Spirit minister deeply into our hearts, the message He has for us today.
Enjoy! 

SCRIPTURE: But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on His own; He will tell you what is yet to come.” (John 16:13 NIV)

Jesus said the Holy Spirit would tell them “about the future”  The nature of their mission, the opposition they would face, and the final outcome of their efforts. They did not fully understand these promises until the Holy Spirit came after Jesus’ death and resurrection. Then The Holy Spirit revealed truths to the disciples that they wrote down in the books that now form the New Testament.

The Holy Spirit is our spiritual guide revealing to our minds and hearts the truth as it relates to Scripture, to worship, to doctrine and to Christian living. As our Spiritual guide, the Holy Spirit goes before us to remove spiritual obstructions, spiritual roadblocks, while at the same time stays beside us to reveal the truth and to make all things plain and clear.
The Holy Spirit reveals the truth to us as we read, study and reflect on God’s word.



   


STAY BLESSED.
Rev. Dr. Joyce R. Aryee
(Executive Director, Salt and Light Ministries)
Salt and Light Ministries
P.O.Box AN 15007, Accra North
Contact: 0302 772013,026 8130 615/0243588467
Email: saltnlightministries@gmail.com
Website : saltandlightministriesgh.org

COME, HOLY SPIRIT, HEAVENLY DOVE

SCRIPTURE TEXT: “And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”— Acts 2: 2-4  

Come, Holy Spirit, Heav’nly Dove
With all Thy quick’ning pow’rs;
Kindle a flame of sacred love
In these cold hearts of ours.


Look, how we grovel here below,
Fond of these earthly toys;
Our souls, how heavily they go,
To reach eternal joys.


Come, Holy Spirit, Heav’nly Dove,
With all Thy quick’ning pow’rs;
Come, shed abroad a Savior’s love,
And that shall kindle ours  

(Isaac Watts, 1674-1748)


Isaac Watts was disturbed with “business as usual” Christianity. He knew that the only way Christians could be shaken out of their lethargy was if they had a fresh touch of the Spirit. Just as Jesus is described both as a Meek Lamb and a Fearsome Lion, so the Holy Spirit is described as both Dove and Fire.

Sometimes Christians need to experience the Holy Spirit as a gentle Dove, but often we need to know Him as a Roaring Fire.

One stanza that is often omitted from this hymn is: “Father, and shall we ever live at this poor dying rate, our love so faint, so cold to Thee, and Thine to us so great?” It was this contrast between our love for God and God’s love for us that disturbed Watts. He knew that only the fire of the Spirit could kindle our hearts into deeper love.

 
PRAYER: Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to kindle your heart to deeper love. 

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LONGING FOR HOLINESS

SCRIPTURE TEXT: “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience … goodness, faithfulness … self-control.”— Galatians 5:22-23  

It’s hard to “be good.” When people ask, “How are you?” I often reply, “Fine,” or, “Good”—whether I mean it or not.
 
But “being good” is much different. Jesus told people to be as holy—or perfect—as our Heavenly Father is (see Matthew 5:48). I don’t come close! Do you?
 
Help is on the way. Receiving the Father’s gift, the Holy Spirit, promised by Jesus and delivered on Pentecost, is another element to the faith I receive when I am delivered from sin and guilt through the cross. Because of the cross, the Spirit is poured out on God’s people. The Spirit’s specialty is to empower people to take on the character of Jesus Christ—making them holy. The beauty of our redemption is that when we are made right with God through Christ, we’re also launched on a journey to make our lifestyles right. The Spirit lives in the heart of the believer. If we have new life in Christ, we are being made holy. It is all God’s free gift.
 
The question is, Will I give up my desires to run the show myself, and surrender control to the Holy Spirit?
 
The Spirit’s fruit defines holy living. The fruit is unmistakable and so desirable: “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self- control.” Why not ask the God who saves us to give us holiness too?

 
PRAYER: “Father in Heaven, Your gifts through Christ’s cross are immeasurably rich. Thank you for sending your Spirit. I pray to see the Spirit’s fruit in my life.” Amen. 

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COME, HOLY SPIRIT

SCRIPTURE TEXT: “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you.”— Acts 1:8  

The book of Acts features the Holy Spirit as the main player in bringing the church to life: Jesus gave instructions to His followers through the Spirit, saying that the Spirit will be given as a gift and that they will be “baptized with the Holy Spirit.” That happened on Pentecost.
 
The Holy Spirit is so prominent in the book of Acts that, as scholars have noted, Luke’s record of the spread of the Gospel from Jerusalem to Rome could well be titled “The Acts of the Holy Spirit.”
 
The sending of the Spirit by the Father and the Son is another breathtaking result and blessing of the risen Jesus (see Luke 24:49). The word for “power” in the original Greek language of our Scripture verse today has come into English in our words “dynamo” and “dynamic.” In other words, the Holy Spirit comes into our lives with the dynamic power of God.
 
Thinking about the astonishing effects of Good Friday and Easter, we might ask, “How does all this become real to me?” The Spirit is God’s gracious answer. Jesus said, “The Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me” (John 15:26). So if you know the Lord, it’s because of the Spirit! If you’ve given your heart and life to Jesus, it’s because of the Spirit! If Christians worship and prayer build you up spiritually, if God speaks to you in the Bible, credit the Spirit!

 
PRAYER: “Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove, with all Your quickening powers. Kindle a flame of sacred love in my cold heart, and teach me to live like Jesus. Amen.” 

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SPIRIT OF TRUTH

SCRIPTURE TEXT: “When He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth.”—John 16:13 

We have to admit that the truth is hard to handle without help. But Jesus helps by providing a helper, the Spirit of truth.
 
Jesus was preparing to leave his disciples and return to his Father, and his disciples were afraid. They imagined themselves spending much time with Jesus, learning about his kingdom and finding their places in it. The truth they could not handle was that Jesus had to leave them. Their lives had to transition from the God they could see to the God who would be in them.
 
But Jesus gave them truth they could handle. The Spirit of God would remind them of the truth of Jesus as the only Savior whom they—and we—will ever need. The Spirit takes us by the hand and helps us to live into the words and actions of the Father and the Son. We can handle that truth!
 
Has the Spirit been speaking to you this week? Are you taking his counsel to heart? Let the Spirit lead you and guide you every step of the way!
 
 
PRAYER: “Holy Spirit, I need your guidance to take in the truth of God’s Word. Help me as I receive the truth of Jesus as the very words of life.” Amen.

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GIVEN BY THE HOLY SPIRIT

SCRIPTURE TEXT: “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. ” – John 3:5 

God’s grace doesn’t just “happen” to come to us. It comes to us from God the Father through the obedience, death, and ­resurrection of Jesus Christ. And the saving work of Jesus comes to us through the Holy Spirit.
 
The Bible teaches that we all share the stain of Adam’s sin. From the moment we are conceived in our mother’s womb, we are in rebellion against God. Our rebellion, though rooted and connected to Adam’s first sin, includes our own inescapable inclination to sin. Our hearts are hardened against God: we have plugs in our ears and blinders over our eyes. On our own, we are hopelessly lost.
 
But the Holy Spirit comes to us and changes our hearts.
 
The Holy Spirit’s work in our hearts is sometimes overlooked or downplayed. Through the sometimes dramatic though often mundane events of our lives, the Spirit woos us, draws us to him, and moves us toward the love of our Father in heaven. And when—and only when—the Holy Spirit has softened our hearts, unstopping our ears and removing the blinders from our eyes, do we turn to God.
 
We are saved by grace alone through the power and work of the Holy Spirit. Be aware of the Spirit working in your life today, filling you with grace and flowing to those around you.

 
PRAYER: “Creator Spirit, you laid the world’s foundations, and you set us free to live in God’s love and mercy. Make us your sacred temples to live and serve and glorify our Father”. Amen.

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WITNESSING IN THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

SCRIPTURE TEXT: “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” – Acts 1:8 

The gifts of the Holy Spirit are nowhere more relevant to our lives than in the area of witness.  The Holy Spirit not only gives us the power to speak, but through His gifts of wisdom and discernment He shows us when and how to speak in any particular situation.  We all live under the shadow of the great commission to go and make disciples of all nations, but we are not left to ourselves in this task.  Jesus promised His first disciples that He would always be with them and He is always with us, giving us power and guidance through the Spirit whom He has sent, to enable us every day in our witness for Him.
 
The Holy Spirit leads men and women into areas of effective witness.  He is always taking the initiative in opening the right doors where He has prepared the ground for the reception of the gospel – e.g. Acts 8:26-39.  Life takes on a new dimension altogether when we are prepared every day to follow the leading of the Spirit on every occasion.  The Holy Spirit will prepare the hearts and lives of those with whom we come into contact, so that they can receive the witness we give them to the power of Jesus.
 
Our whole life is an opportunity and if we will open ourselves to the possibilities of the Holy Spirit, we will be surprised at how many opportunities we will be given to share what our faith in Jesus means to us.  This does not mean that we will always need to be straining to barge into people’s lives: it means that we need to follow the Lord as He opens the door by His Spirit.
 
Witness means many things.  At one time it will mean making a clear statement about what we believe and why we believe it; on other occasions it will mean that we are the outlet for God in that situation, demonstrating His love and power through our attitudes and concern for other people.  In any event, it is not a witness to ourselves, but to the loving power of the Lord Jesus Christ 


 
PRAYER: Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to lead you in every situation.

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