How Does the Holy Spirit Work?

For the Christian, the Holy Spirit is a sacred part of our faith. It was promised to us in the absence of Jesus as a comforter, a guide, a teacher and even an intercessor. It is a true evidence of one who has been called, chosen and working towards being faithful. So, how does the Holy Spirit work in our lives? Who has it and who doesn’t? Is now the time for the Holy Spirit to be poured out on the world? 
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13 comments to How Does the Holy Spirit Work?

  • Lincoln

    OK, I will try. About the Holy Spirit? Well, I must say this: I find a Grand Canyon gab from JW (understanding of the Holy Spirit) and what the Holy Spirit in fact is.

    I left 25 years ago after 40 years member and became born again Christian. I met various groups of charismatic Christians and learned about the Holy Spirit. I must be honest to you and today I am not regular associating with a specific church except a more Protestand Church just for the record. (I have my own reasons for this situation).

    But, I know the Holy Spirit and was baptised and today where ever I go (travel) and meet “new” people, the Holy Spirit gide me and tells me who is who.

    I find it a little difficult to find out here and on Jehovas-Witnesses.com what you realy believe.

    As a conclusion og this little “reply*”, please let me give you this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZuxWHUdtLo

    God bless you all

    • Lincoln

      Dear Friends,

      Talking about the Holy Spirit in the Christian context I am talking about God, JHVH / I Am.

      I would like to get to understanding what “people” think about Armageddon, God`s kingdom and Paradise.

      I will tell you what I understand and therefore believe.

      First; it is not clear what there is going to happen. Are we going to stay on this planet or are we going to “heaven” where ever it might be?

      When Jesus accented into heaven, where was that? Does anyone know?

      When Jesus talked about God`s kingdom, he told that God`s kingdom “was in our hearts”.

      This planet Earth, is doomed in another 5 billion years; I know many things can happen during that time and that is fine, but the Sun does not last forever and “what about the vast Universe”?

      Paradise? and why are we going to heaven? 1 Corinthians 15, 12.

      thank you for your answers.

      we who are saved by the blood of Jesus Christ

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT7f23JjfTo

      • Anonymous #1

        Gods kingdom is not in our hearts. The Bible at Daniel 2:44 shows that this kingdom will replace all the kingdoms on earth and rule forever with Jesus as King. A heart condition does not Crush all other kingdoms. Jesus Christ said “The Kingdom in in your midst.” Not in your heart.

        • Lincoln

          Dear Friend.

          Thanks for your comments: “Gods kingdom is not in our hearts. The Bible at Daniel 2:44 shows that this kingdom will replace all the kingdoms on earth and rule forever with Jesus as King. A heart condition does not Crush all other kingdoms. Jesus Christ said “The Kingdom in in your midst.” Not in your heart.
          quote end.

          Comment from me:

          Sorry to say this; yes, “Gods Kingdom is truly in our hearts”; must be in our hearts just as Jesus told us. (and it is exactly “the “heart condition” that crushes all other kingdoms” as you point out). This is Gods way. Jesus is “a way maker”.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4XWfwLHeLM

          So, I must give this scripture, 1. Corinthians 12 The Holy Spirit must necessary be in your hearts as part of you and so it goes with the Kingdom of God. Luke 17 21.

          My wish for you is this; that you too may have Gods Kingdom in your heart.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDXRqiS2nFk

          from my heart love to your heart.

      • Lincoln

        Here we go. This is what I have been talking about until now, how to become a Christian that means Jesus follower or Jesus believer.

        1) recognise The Holy Spirit as part of the deity (God).

        2) recognise Jesus Christ as “the bodily impersonal of God and by possessing the Holy Spirit (even being conceived by the Holy Spirit (Immaculate Conception) Jesus is God.

        3) Now we goes to the Blood of Jesus Christ. He says; John 6:53

        Jesus the Bread of Life.

        …52At this, the Jews began to argue among themselves, “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?” 53So Jesus said to them,

        “Truly, truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh and drink the blood of the Son of Man, you have no life in you.

        54Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.…
        quote end.

        Now what does this mean?

        Matthew 26:17-30

        On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where ………………………

        26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying,

        “Take and eat; this is my body.”

        27 Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

        29 I tell you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it anew with you in my Father’s kingdom.” 30 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
        quote end.

        Do we do that? Yes we do.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDZppvMEdfw

        Watch the children.

        next video, please skip the ad.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dors_zGu7yA

        Millions of muslims become Christians. You may think, what about study the Bible?

        If any of you would like to go, you will be most welcome. These black people are so hungry after Jesus Christ.

        There are millions thirsty and hungry for Jesus Christ. Please come and teach them.

        Just remember (before criticism) They say yes to Jesus Christ risking their lives, all of them.

        The same in Saudi Arabia. I say, we have such a great responsibility as ever in history.

        When did we stand in the City Square and for 10 minutes shout Jesus, Jesus? And thereafter (in Muslim Country) singing the praise of Jesus.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Aa1tmkTG8k

  • hank

    Vincent, I would run when someone says Cain’s literal father is the Devil. I would high tail it!

  • Vincent,
    I am happy our God has helped free you. I’m sure you have heard from the elders of the Watchtower, “If you leave the truth, where will you go?” That is a big hook. Even after I left, and found many things they do against Gods ways, I still would ask myself…”Domenic, where can you go?” I almost went back several times. I kept going to our God YHWH, “Guide me. Teach me.” As a JW I learned how to spot a false religion. I turned and looked at the Watch Tower Bible, and Track Society.
    I found so many major things wrong, they also had to be false.

    There was no other religion to turn to. I said, “Father, I know from your written word, there is a great crowed. Where are they?”
    For 18 years I was alone, but for our God, and his son, our Lord Jesus…I felt like a man alone the desert. I talked to any who would listen about our God.
    The answer to, “If you leave the truth, were can you go,” Well, God has no religion…but he does have the truth, and there is a great crowed who serve him in truth the best they can. You and I are standing right in the middle of the great crowed. Here is what the people of this great crowed believe;

    WE BELIEVE
    •Both the Old and New Testament are Jehovah’s inspired words; the primary source of all Truth.
    •Man did not evolve but was created
    •Jehovah created his only-begotten Son, Jesus. Jesus created all other things.
    •Jesus descended from heaven to earth and was born of Mary as a perfect human man, not as God in flesh.
    •God raised Jesus from death in a Spirit body, not in a physical body of flesh.
    •The Holy Spirit is Jehovah’s active power and force, not a person.
    •The Trinity is no where found or taught in the Bible.
    •Man is mortal and does not possess an immortal soul. The soul ceases to exist after death.
    •There is no hell of fire where the wicked are punished. ”Hell” is from the same Greek and Hebrew words for “grave,” describing the sleep of death, not eternal torment.
    •We are now living in the ‘time of the end’
    •Jesus returned and has been invisibly present on earth since the early days of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.
    •The 144,000 of Revelation 7 are the anointed Bride of Christ in heaven.
    •Earth will never be literally destroyed or completely depopulated
    •In the Kingdom, Christ will rule the earth in righteousness and peace
    •By their faithfulness to God, the obedient of mankind will be granted what our original parents lost—everlasting life in human perfection on a paradise earth.
    •Ultimately, the wicked will be eternally destroyed, but not first without a full opportunity to follow Christ.

    Vincent, here is a scripture I hold close, and want to share with you. It is like honey to my heart. John 6:44

  • vincent wilson

    jehovahs witnesses do not want anything to do with me that makes them judges on their own self rightous thrones and they use a reasoning book only reasonable to them they are likend to robots controlled by men the governing body who brain wash their minds and lay down laws unacceptable to the billions

    • Jacqueline

      Vincent, I have come to the conclusion that no one has absolute truth now. It becomes clearer as we march thru time. Some Religious ideology however is just off the list. The governingbody is very frank and open. They say if you don’t agree with us and this organization you should and may leave. It isn’t difficult for most people to see how hierarchcy, high control groups are not from the God of the bible. It is however difficult to break free. It is because there is mind control, indoctrination and cutting one off from society that has taken place. Our Lord Jesus asked that we not be taken out of the world just no part of it, living to the full as if his kingdom isn’t coming. High control groups take you out of the world, it is us against them. When really the whole creation suffers and groan together.
      I know it is hard to be treated like dirt by people who claimed to be your friend and brother. But these are false brothers and the love is conditional on following their leaders, the governbody of Jehovah witnesses. They say go but they put consequences, so even there they are not acting according to how Jesus would.
      Also as a witness, the people like it that way. The average witness love to think of billions dying at Armageddon and they getting their houses. If fact one X-CO and missionary told me if he could find the truth all the other people could and he claimed to be anointed. He was boastful saying God did it once at the flood he will do it again and if they want their children to live they have to come into the ark of salvation. I viewed such a callous attitude as dangerous and stopped mixing in company with this man.
      We are here for you Vincent, just keep talking and you will will by God’s Grace and help from the Holy Spirit get thru this. He is a Strong God Vincent, not weak like the JW paint him up to be. He has not abandoned us just for now put us in the hand of an intercessor Jesus, one that will make you forget the evil treatment you have been subjected to. What can we do to help you? Would it help if we tried to see if there is someone locally near you? Sometimes that helps. We will ask the Father for help thru Jesus to guide all of us as we stick by you as you heal. Take Care my friend, it’s going to be alright. By his Grace, Jacqueline
      “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.” — Eph. 2:8

  • vincent wilson

    i dont have a relationship with jehovah but i do know the truth you see the jehovahs witnesses made it too hard on people of this world in accepting anything from them in this life moving on in effect becomes impossible…it is for them impossible they do not want the man jesus to be a superior over them including (jehovah) man has become god…

    • Jacqueline

      Hello Vincent and welcome. As Br. Peter stated there is hope and we can find favor through the “Free gift” of the covering power of the ransom. The governingbody has assumed the position of not only the Jews but that of mediator between man and God. They basically ignore Jesus. In recent years however there has been a pushing to pronounce judgment on who will live or go into Gehenna. Some even here have made such judgment calls. This is a stepping higher into Jehovah’s position. This cause concern for those that eyes have been opened to see by God’s Holy Spirit. It is powerful and can reveal so much of the word.
      But you are welcome here and to associate with us in Christian love. The GB has become God to many and it causes many to flee away from idolatry. But the millennium will set all things in order. By the sword out of his mouth, Jesus will “SPEAK THE WORD AND IT WILL BE DONE.” Feel free to comment here on other posts, we will help you through this trial in your life. Sincerely Jacqueline

  • vincent wilson

    jehovahs witnesses insist that they are the only ones who have both the truth and the holy spirit even one member went as far as saying…Im looking forward to meeting noah in the new world and asking him what was it like.. the words arrogant and self assuming come to mind…..

    • Peter K. (admin)

      Vincent – Yes, I think you are correct that the JWs believe that they are the only ones with the Truth and Holy Spirit. Many Churches hold an exclusive view of their special salvation. However, Vincent, what sets us free is that we don’t need to worry about that. The real issue is where do YOU go from here? What is YOUR relationship with Jehovah? How can YOU please Him. We cannot change the JW Organization. However, perhaps the changes in your life and your personal Christian growth can be an inspiration and example to others who will watch to see whether your convictions have helped you grow to be more like Jesus.

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