“For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God” (1 Corinthians 2:11 NIV).
For those who think of Holy Spirit as a “ghost” with negative connotations, think again. The Spirit of God, Holy Spirit, who was promised by Jesus to be our comforter, counselor, and teacher–who is the direct connection to the Father–with our spirits and is living within each person who has “received Him.” This is how we identify those who are His and know we are connected–one with the other–when we meet. Now, the Word tells us that Holy Spirit is the free gift–not the forced gift–who is available to every born-again believer and that our bodies are the temple where He dwells.
Is the temple clean and free of debris? Or is our temple a mass of filth where Holy Spirit is choked out and quenched, prevented from doing His job because of what we do?
When we pray, and allow Holy Spirit to pray on our behalf, the direct connection is made and our answers are directed Holy Spirit who imparts them to us, but if we are not listening, we miss what God has for us.
Our spirit being (we are three-part beings: spirit, soul, body) must be attuned to Holy Spirit so we can hear and obtain and achieve all that God has for us to do. We, of ourselves can know nothing apart from what Holy Spirit tells us–pertaining to the things of God–so we must be connected in order to accomplish! Now for those who do not understand what is being said, I suggest you become acquainted with The Word. We have a soul (some say our consciousness) which will be judged. We have a spirit which will go back to God when we die, and we have a body which houses our spirit. Since we are spirit beings–connected to one spirit or the other (Holy Spirit or demonic spirit), we need Holy Spirit to stay on the path that God has established for us and to achieve all He has planned for us.
Verse nine in this same passage of scripture reminds us that, “eyes haven’t seen, nor ears heard of all the great things He has in store for us” and we can only obtained when we are connected. Are you connected today?
Father, in the name of Jesus, create in us a desire and a willingness to receive Holy Spirit right now and allow Him to lead us in all things so we might please You.