Why Do We Need The Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit is the third person in the Holy Trinity and He was sent to us our Lord Jesus Christ after He ascended into heaven. The Holy Spirit dwells only in holy people and His job is to help and to give comfort. In this post, I shall be sharing with you 5 reasons why you need the Holy Spirit as I was taught in my church. They are:
HE GIVES YOU POWER: Without the Holy Spirit, you are powerless as a christian. It might interest you to know that the major difference between christianity and othe religion is power and as such the Holy Spirit should always be in you. The scriptures said, ‘But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you'[Acts 1:8]

HE GUIDES YOU: Whenever you read the word of God without understanding, then you know that you didn’t give the Holy Spirit His place in your life to guide you. The scripture says, ‘…when the Holy Spirit is come upon you, He will guide you into all truth: for He will not speak of His himself: but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall he speak and He will shew you things to come'[John 16:13]. Also, when you pray, you need the Holy Spirit to guide you on how to pray and what to pray for.

HE KEEPS YOU FROM SIN: Most times, when you make your your mind to stop a particular sin, it would be difficult because you didn’t engage the help of the Holy Ghost. He is your helper and as such you can call on Him to keep you from sin. The bible says, ‘…walk in the Spirit and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh'[Galatians 5:16].

HE SEALS YOUR SALVATION: When you have the Holy Spirit at work in your life, it becomes extremely difficult for you to deviate from the way of the Lord because He is the seal of your salvation that prevents you from backsliding. The bible said, ‘In whom ye trusted after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom after that ye believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise'[Ephesians 1:13]

HE GIVES YOU BOLDNESS: Before the Holy Spirit came upon Peter, he wasn’t bold enough to confess Jesus Christ even in front of a little girl but after the Holy Spirit came upon him, he was empowered to confess Jesus before 3000 persons. The Holy Spirit gives you boldness as written, ‘For God hath not given us the spirit of fear but of power, and of love and of a sound mind'[2 Timothy 1:7]

5 THINGS THAT WOULD MAKE YOU BE LIKE JOB- A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN

A businessman is someone who engages in any productive activity with the aim of making profit at the end. Examples of businessmen are students, doctors, teachers etc. Job was a successful businessman and as the scriptures said, ‘…he was the greatest of all the men of the east'[Job 1:3]. In this post, I shall be giving you 5 qualities he had that made God bless in mightily. Anyone who wants to be like him, has to put on these qualities.They are:
BE UPRIGHT: From the scriptures, we see that Job was upright and steadfast even when temptations came his way. Most people do give up their righteousness when faced with temptations but Job never did. Instead, he said, ‘My righteousness, I hold fast, and will not let go'[Job 27:6].

SERVE GOD: Serving God is real business and it pays greatly. Job serve God faithfully and he was rewarded for it. Serving God is not by force, it’s only a matter of choice. There are so many ways of serving God. Firstly, you have to serve as the GOD who HE is

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. Then you can serve Him with your substance, practically by belonging to church service units, evangelism etc. You can also serve Him spiritually by praying for the church.

OVERCOME PEER PRESSURE: Your peers are always there to influence your own inclinations. Some peers would lead yout to God while others would lead you to hell just like Job’s. His wife said, ‘…curse God and die'[Job 2:9] but he refused. His friends also tried to make him hopeless and also discourage him from trusting in God but he was never moved by their vain words.

HAVE INTEGRITY: These days, seeing people with integrity isn’t common. Job had integrity in his days- ‘Let me be weighed on an even balance that God may know my integrity…'[Job 31:6-40]. Your integrity, is your password for telling God why He should do something for you. Imagine being the only individual with integrity in your field, it gives you an edge over all your rivals. These days, only individuals, companies and organisations who preserve their integrity do succeed in their field.

FEAR GOD: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. When Job was discussing with his friends, he was able to figure out all the deceitful words spoken by them. To excel in your business you need to be wiser than your rivals because wisdom brings about ideas that would make you excel and make the right choices. When you fear God, you wont be involved in any form of dishonest act.

BENEFITS OF HONESTY

There are so many wonderful benefits of honesty that everyone would like to enjoy them. In this post, I shall be giving you only 7 benefits you enjoy when you’re honest. They are:
IT PROVOKES GOD’S BLESSING: The only thing that can make God bless you, is pleasing Him and living in honesty is one of the ways of pleasing Him. The scriptures says, ‘lying lips are abomination to the Lord, but they that deal truly are His delight'[Proverbs 12:22]. When God blesses you, you will have lack of nothing as written, ‘…walk honestly with them that are without that ye may have lack of nothing'[1 Thessalonians 4:12].

IT BUILDS YOUR CONFIDENCE: Whenever you pray, you need to have confidence in the sight of God in order to get your reward. Honesty is one of the things that boots you confidence as it gives you a clear conscience. The scriptures says, ‘But having renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness…but by the manifestation of the truth, commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God'[2 Corinthians 4:2].

IT GIVES YOU PERSONAL TESTIMONY: Honesty gives you some form of integrity that would turn into a personal testimony. With this personal testimony, Hezekiah prayed thus, ‘…Remember me now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart and have done that which is good in thy sight…'[Isaiah 38:3]and immediately, God heard him and prolonged his life by 15 years.

YOU LEAD OTHERS TO CHRIST: One of the main reasons why christians do not preach Christ, is dishonesty. After dealing dishonestly with others, it takes away your pride as a christians and as such, you can’t preach Christ again in order to avoid shame. When you deal honestly with people, they would always want to know the church you attend and you might win souls for Christ just like that.

YOU WOULD BE REWARDED BY MEN: The scriptures says, ‘…whatsoever ye would have men do to you, do ye even so to them'[Matthew 7:12]. A man reapeth whatever he soweth, for,’… with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you'[Mark 4:24]. The scriptures can never be broken.

PEOPLE TRUSTS YOU: Nobody would trust a thief, just as you would not. To be trusted, you have to be honest.

YOU WILL HAVE GOOD SUCCESS: Good success is the success achieved through honest means. Any success achieved through any other means normally turns into failure at the end.

WHEN SHOULD WE PRAISE GOD?

God is a good God that doeth only good things and that’s why we need to praise Him. Whatsoever thing you reckon to be good in your life, praise Him for it because He is the doer.
Whenever you sleep and wake up praise Him for some slept but didn’t wake up.
Whenever you go out and return, whether in peace or in pieces, remember to praise Him because some have died on their way to or from that place you went to.
Whenever you pray for anything and get it, remember to praise Him immediately because many have prayed for that same thing but they never got it.
Whenever you recover from any ailment, always praise Him because so many have died through that same ailment.
Whenever you find something to eat, whether in plenty or not, because there are some people out there, who have nothing to eat.
Whenever you wake up with nothing to eat, praise Him for the clothes you’re wearing.
Whenever you wake up with no clothes and food, praise Him for shelter.
Whenever you wake up with without food, shelter, and clothes, praise him for the gift of life. The scriptures said,’Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord…'[Psalms 105:6]. As long as you are alive, you have every reason to praise God- no matter what your condition might be. The scriptures also said,’Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruits be in the vines, the labour of the olives shall fail, and the field shall yield no meat:the flocks shall be cut oef from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls. Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation‘[Habakkuk3:17-18].

So, we have to praise God at all times because there is always a reason to praise Him and even if there is none {which is impossible}, praise Him still.

7 THINGS THAT CAN MAKE YOU LIKE ABRAHAM- A GREAT MAN.

Abraham- A Great Man
Abraham- A Great Man
Abraham is being celebrated all over the world by all christians because he was a great man. Although he died many years ago but his riches still speaks-on till now and that’s why many of us wants to be like him. Many people do believe that the rich don’t go to heaven but Abraham went to heaven as a rich man and he’s still living as a rich man there. A poor man on earth would remain a poor man in heaven just like Lazarus whose earthly poverty deprived him from having his own house hence he had to live in Abraham’s bosom. In this post, I shall be telling you 7 of the many qualities Abraham had that made him a great man. These qualities can be exhibitted by anyone and also end up like Abraham. To be like him,
HAVE FAITH: He always believed all that God said to him despite what the reality projected. According to the scriptures, he never doubted he could bear a son even at old age.

LIVE RIGHTEOUSLY: He was referred to as a friend of God because of his righteous lifestyle. The scriptures recorded, ‘And he believed in the Lord: and it was counted to him for righteousness'[Genesis 15:6].

GIVE CHEERFULLY: He was always ready to give unto God as he always sacrificed wholeheartedly. Some might say he had in excess and that’s why he sacrificed much but do not forget that he almost sacrificed his son.

SERVE GOD: The scriptures said, ‘For He remembered His only promise, and Abraham His servant'[Psalm105:42]. He was always ready to serve God at all times despite how rich he was and he was rewarded for it.

BE A TITHER: The scriptures said, ‘…and he paid tithe of all'[Genesis 14:20]. When you pay your tithe correctly, God blesses you as He has said,’Bring ye all the tithe into the storehouse…and prove me herewith,…,if I will not open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it'[Malachi 3:10].

BE OBEDIENT: He always obeyed the voice of God throughout his life even when it was difficult to do so. Even if God doesn’t speak directly to you, obey your elders and pastors.

HAVE INTEGRITY: Abraham had integrity in being faithful, a tither, obedient etc. Your integrity is always connected with your reputation. He also proved his financial integrity when he said to the king of Sodom,’…lest thou should say I have made Abraham rich'[Genesis 14:23]. You too can preserve financial integrity by not taking part in bribery, theft etc

HOW TO BE AND REMAIN IN TOTAL HEALTH

divine-healthBeing in total health means being in total health and nothing else or less. I was taught some things I need to do to enable of enjoy total health in my church and I would be sharing them with you.
BE BORN AGAIN: Being born again means giving your life to Christ and living a righteous life for if a man be in Christ he is a new creation. Sickness can’t dwell in Christ and that’s why His body is the hiding place of anyone who wants to enjoy total health.

PRAY FOR IT: Another way to get total health, is by praying for it just as the leper in the synagogue cried out to our Lord Jesus Christ, ‘if thou will, thou canst make me clean'[Mark 1:40]. The leper asked for it and he recieved it.

HAVE FAITH: The bible says, ‘…the prayer of faith shall save the sick'[James 5:15]. With faith, you can access total health just like the woman with the issue of blood when Jesus said to her, ‘…your faith has made thee whole'[Luke 8:48].

CLAIM IT: ‘…the tongue is a fire…that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature…'[James 3:6]. There is power in the tongue , so always say good things about your health because what you say is what you get. Stop saying ‘I have headache’ or ‘this sickness is going to kill me’ because it’s not your portion.

PRAISE: You can always praise God and get your healing because He strengthens you whenever you praise Him. ‘I will rejoice in the Lord, l will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD is my strength and He will make my feet like hinds feet'[Habakkuk 3:18-19]

MINISTRATION OF MYSTERIES: There are so many mysteries in the bible that you can apply to get total health. Some of these mysteries are feet washing, use of the anointing oil, mantle, blood of sprinkling etc.

WORK TOWARDS IT: Faith without works is dead. You shouldn’t think of enjoying total health when you don’t work towards it. Always maintain personal hygiene, eat good food etc