21When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened. 22And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.” Luke 3:21-22
1Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into[a] the wilderness, Luke 4:1
14Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region Luke 4:14
Notice these things in the above verses:
- Holy Spirit descends on Jesus anointing Him
- Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit led into the wilderness
- He returns in the power of the Holy Spirit
Everything that Jesus did was a result of His communication, in other words prayer life, with the Holy Spirit because we know that the Spirit will speak only what is on the Father’s heart.
The anointing will lead you into a time of consecration and separation from things that hold you back, to allow you to understand what God wants to do through you. God already knows what He wants to do in you. You have to know that as well. He deals with self-issues when you spend time with Him. He allows you to be tried and tested so that when you emerge, you are then empowered with the Holy Spirit. You begin to decrease and He increases.
The level of increase of the Holy Spirit in you will determine the extent of how much He can use you. He becomes the force that draws all men to God but only if you surrender fully. Time spent with Him will make you realize how much you would rather have Him than have to keep ‘self’.
Holy Spirit is not a bird nor is He a tingly feeling going down your spine or goosebumps on your skin.
He is God!
When we begin to respect Him as God and give Him the rightful place as Lord, the revelation of who He is and His involvement in our lives becomes clearer.
He is much more than what we give Him credit for. He deserves every ounce of respect and love and dedication that we can give. He is God and He wants to live in you. First, he descends on you, then He fills you and then He becomes your strength. Don’t miss out on the wonderful person that He is. He is more real than the person sitting next to you. Love Him!