“The Moving of the Holy Spirit”

“The Moving of the Holy Spirit”
Co-Pastor Elena Robertson
Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries

Surrender.  When I think of the word, images from movies like “Gladiator” come to mind.  A battle between two rivals with only one victorious warrior.  It also stirs up words like lose and defeat, but to surrender is not always a bad thing.  It all depends on who you are surrendering to.  The word surrender means to give up,  to relinquish possession, or control of.  As my Co-Pastor explains, when dealing with the Holy Spirit, we *must* surrender to Him.  We must allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us, to order our steps.
The Holy Spirit is like a consuming fire… we must step aside and let the Holy Ghost do what He’s supposed to do. When we yield to the Holy Spirit we must give up our worries or challenges, and never look back.

When you approach a yield sign, you must give the other driver  the right-of-way.  In the same way, we must give the Holy Spirit the right of way and believe that all things are possible when He’s in control.  It’s like the saying, “Expectation so great, causes Holy Spirit to dominate.”

The Holy Spirit hovered over the earth even before we were born.  In the Old Testament the Holy Spirit was described as a wind.  But, when Jesus came on the earth as human flesh, He couldn’t be everywhere at all times.  Jesus recognized the Holy Ghost as a comforter.

John 14:16-17 (NIV)

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever — the spirit of truth.  The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him.  But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.  When you get overwhelmed, give the situation over to the Holy Spirit.

Something to think about: If you surrender to anything, let it be the Holy Spirit.  Not a man or a woman, not work or school, not self-esteem or self-worth, but only God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

4 Comments

  1. Byron Adkins |

    Just knowing that God’s grace is sufficient and that the Holy Spirit can take over all situations, brings me joy and motivation to continue to strive to live my life in a manner that glorifies God.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Gloria McLain |

    I will explain “surrendering” the way you did in your example, as I teach my students in the New Members Class this Sunday.
    Always refreshing to read your message summary.
    Keep up the good work!!

  3. Hugs to both of you! Thanks for the feedback :)

  4. First of all I love the reference to Gladiator. It’s one of my favorite movies ever. As a leader we must learn the importance of surrender. It’s the beginning of an understanding in the ability to trust someone other than yourself. What better person to trust than the “Holyspirit”. As long as we allow the Holyspirit to work in and through us, we’ll never have to worry about a thing. It’s finally time to start living!
    In the words of Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.”

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