The Father's Spirit

“As for Me,” says the LORD, “this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants’ descendants,” says the LORD, “from this time and forevermore”.
— Isaiah 59:21 NKJV

The Holy Spirit is very precious to me. There is so much to say and so much to learn about Him that everyday we get to know something new. Once we take the time to begin developing a sound relationship with the Holy Spirit, one of the first things we discover is that the Holy Spirit and Father is One. The Father never forgets His covenant with us. He swore by Himself (no greater one to swear by) to keep His word with us. His name is the greatest of all names; there is none greater anywhere. And He chooses to abide by His promises beyond His name. I choose to trust my Father any day over the promises of man.

The Holy Spirit only came upon certain people in the Old Testament (OT). This is evident as we read through it. Remarkable visitations took place as the Spirit connected with men and women whom the Father had chosen for the work that needed to be done. These are not just stories to make us say, “Wow,” and then simply relegate them to history. To do so would rob us of understanding the magnitude of the power of the Holy Spirit. If we think that the presence and work of the Holy Spirit was great in Old and New Testament times, then we need to realize that our capacity to relate to the Holy Spirit is at its greatest level than in any previous generation. The OT is not just history; it reminds us of how the Holy Spirt comes upon us. He breathes the very essence of life into our being. He awakens us and directs our steps. Outside of Him, life is brittle and decays rapidly! In Him is light, and He shines with TRUTH, continually reminding us of our position in the Father.

He is the word of life and hope. There is no greater inspiration than the Holy Spirit. He knows the hearts of all people, and even our very thoughts. When He comes upon us, we also receive the living word! The written Scriptures guide us in knowing what the embodiment of the word is. Believers can rationalize it, teach it from a logical mindset, use systems to describe it, and so forth. However, the revelation of the Holy Spirit, who is the Word, is beyond rationalization and logical thinking. Great is the mystery of godliness! The way the Scriptures unfold to us is through a direct relationship with the one whose fingers wrote them.

The words of the Holy Spirit are life; seeds filled with goodness that produce extraordinary fruit! When the Word becomes quickened in us, it eliminates all the contaminants of the works of the flesh. Our conscience becomes awakened to His love. He does not depart from this body called His temple. He is committed unconditionally to each one of us. If His word in us is everything to us, we will reproduce after its kind: Holy Spirit life. This will be a transfer from generation to generation!