Our World is Desperate for the Holy Spirit
Someone has said that living the Christian life is not difficult; it is impossible—that is, without the power of the Holy Spirit. Never has that statement been truer than today. It's never been easy to be a Christian, but now segments of society are openly hostile to anything religious. And the culture is pulling us down, luring our children away from God, and worse. It's as if the onslaught will never end.
Even though we live in what many believe is the greatest country in the world, there's a feeling almost everywhere that something is seriously wrong in America. Morality is on a downward part of the national lexicon to describe the extreme liberal views that have infiltrated every institution of our culture.
It seems the world is upside down. The Judeo-Christian values our nation was built on, such as the sanctity of life and individual right, are eroding before our eyes.
The days we live in are dark, and they seem to only be getting darker. Yet there is a power so great it can help you not only survive but thrive in this crazy world. It's a power that comes from God Almighty through the third Person of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit. It's the power that took the teachings of a young carpenter from Galiliee, turned upside down the most ruthless empire of its era, and overcame the paganism that went with it.
Two thousand years after the Day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit was poured out and the church was birthed, this power can still give you joy and peace, release miracles, and make you victorious no matter what. Even though this power seemed all but dormant for almost two millennia and some Christians say it ceased after the days of the apostles, I believe it has been restored to the church and is currently at work in the earth, just as the Bible says. It's available today to help you understand the future, have faith to believe for miracles, and experience unspeakable peace no matter your circumstances. Understanding some simple truths can unlock this power and help you navigate the chaos that I call an "upside-down world."
I've come to realize through my study of Scripture and personal experience that the Holy Spirit's power is there for the asking—even if others misuse or ignore it. It's there to give you victory over the forces of evil, help you stand strong when the culture wants you to compromise, and provide tools to help you prosper in spirit, soul, and body.
This power is not found through logic, so I can't persuade you. It's something you must experience in the depths of your soul. This power is spiritual, which is why we need an awakening like those that have come throughout history at critical times like the ones in which we live.
The church must be revived. There must be a spiritual renewal, and this happens when individuals are convicted of sin, experience the power of the Holy Spirit, and get so excited they turn their own worlds upside down! Some people get so zealous others accuse them of being so heavenly minded they are no earthly good! That's too bad. Each of us must be that heavenly minded!
As Christians, we believe the Bible gives us power to change and that we should follow what it teaches. The culture doesn't agree. They want us to think we are wrong and they are right. People call this "gas-lighting." It's pressure to think we're the crazy ones and others are right. Gaslighting has now become part of the woke culture. We must understand this so we don't conform to what an unbelieving world tells us to believe and how it tells us to live.
While struggles exist, there is a calm in the Spirit where we can live above the problems. There is a place in God where we can experience the power of the Holy Spirit.
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