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7 Benefits of Spirit Filled Living

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Spirit filled living is living all of life empowered by God’s Spirit.

It is a life empowered by Precious Holy Spirit.

It’s more than trying harder or gaining the right information. It means we allow God’s power to flow through us giving us the desire and the power to do what pleases Him. (Philippians 2:13)

There is a long, long list of benefits to Spirit filled living. I want to share seven benefits with you in this post.

1. Holy Spirit enables you to obey and follow God’s laws and instructions.

The first Pentecost took place at Mt. Sinai 50 days after Passover. Moses and the Israelites heard God speak the commandments. He was establishing worship guidelines. God’s boundaries protect us. We need Holy Spirit power to surrender and obey God in every area of our life.

But God had more in mind than robot obedience. He changes our hearts, so we have a tender, responsive heart towards God.

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5 Reasons Why I am Thrilled That Pentecost is a Thing of the Past

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That’s right! I am thrilled, absolutely thrilled that Pentecost is a thing of the past.

I could give you tons of reasons why I feel that way, but my post would be way too long, so I’ll just give you five reasons. Every time I think about the fact that Pentecost is a thing of the past I want to do the happy dance.

 

Here’s my top five reasons.

 

1. Because that means the Father has fulfilled His Promise to send precious Holy Spirit.

 

But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. John 16:7

Jesus promised to send precious Holy Spirit when He returned to His Father. Pentecost is the fulfillment of that promise! He sent precious Holy Spirit like He said He would! I am so thankful He did!

2. Because Holy Spirit arrived to fill believers on the day of Pentecost, I can personally experience the fullness of Pentecost. You can too!

For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” Acts 2:39

 

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3. Holy Spirit is so precious to me!

Because He came to dwell in me, I can enjoy an ongoing relationship with Him. He will never leave me alone.

“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; 17that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.… John 14:16,17

 

4. As a believer and receiver, I can enjoy all the benefits of Pentecost.

But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. John 14:26

“But I will send you the Advocate–the Spirit of truth. He will come to you from the Father and will testify all about me. John 15:26

These are only two of the many benefits of Spirit filled, Spirit influenced living. Here’s another blog post on 7 Benefits of Spirit Filled Living

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5. The same Holy Spirit that enabled Jesus to do the works of the Father enables me to do the works of the Father

 

Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. John 14:12

 

Yes, it’s true, Pentecost took place a long time ago. 10 days after Jesus went back to heaven. 50 days after Jesus died on the cross. Pentecost is a real event that birthed the church.

Joel prophesied it would happen. Peter talked about Joel’s prophecy it in his famous Pentecost Day sermon (Acts 2:17). He said, “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people”…it’s still in the last days. And I am absolutely thrilled that precious Holy Spirit is alive and working in His church today.

 

Yes, Pentecost is a thing of the past, but Pentecost is still happening today. Precious Holy Spirit is still active in believer’s lives today and for that I am truly thankful! I am committed to being one of those people that live under the influence of His presence.

 

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and help people experience the benefits of Spirit filled living. So I wrote a book called the book “Precious Holy Spirit”.

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How to Help people receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit

How to Help People Receive the Gift of Holy Spirit

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How to Help people receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit

It is important to recognize that every believer desperately needs precious Holy Spirit. He is the Gift that Jesus promised he would send when he ascended to the Father. We must remain committed to helping them receive all God has for them, so they can be what God has called them to be. Here is some information you can use to help position believers so they can receive this wonderful and necessary Gift.

  1. Ask God to fill believers, so they can live Spirit filled lives.
  2. Introduce them to Holy Spirit. He’s not weird and Spirit filled people won’t be either.
  3. Teach them how to receive and to understand they can receive right now.
  4. Create a worship atmosphere that welcomes Holy Spirit and allows believers to experience His presence.
  5. A believer must yield to Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit gives the words; and believers must speak what He gives them. In Acts 2:4, “they spoke as the Spirit gave them utterance”. When God gives them the words, they need to partner with Holy Spirit to speak what He gives them.
  6. Invite and expect believers to receive Holy Spirit.
  7. Don’t feel that you have to make something happen. Trust God. He is faithful.
  8. Don’t confuse the spectacular with the supernatural. Some people will receive without a lot of emotion or fanfare. The Holy Spirit simply comes on them and they receive God’s glorious Gift.
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Holy Spirit wants to be your personal trainer.

Holy Spirit…Our Personal Trainer

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Holy Spirit wants to be your personal trainer.

Have you ever thought of hiring a personal trainer? One hour of watching “The Biggest Loser” leaves me with mixed feeling on the subject. Obviously the benefits of a personal trainer are exponential for anyone determined to get physically fit.

   Do you think having a personal spiritual trainer would benefit your people? That’s why the Father sent Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. He knew we would need a helper that would instruct, guide and inspire us to be like Christ.
      The benefits of His role as a personal trainer doesn’t stop with advice; He empowers us to do His will. Far too many people in our Pentecostal churches today don’t even know who He is much less how to tap into the benefits that come with Spirit filled living.
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I am Pat Holland. I am a wife, mom, a Nana, and a child of God. I am living out my passion to equip and encourage believers to live out their faith through the power and presence of Precious Holy Spirit.

And I’m FAMILY SIZING it!

 

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