7 WAYS OF EXPERIENCING THE HOLY SPIRIT – Apostle Emmanuel Makarios

Acts 13:2 “As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them”

1. In the Gospel.
[Ephesians 3:14-16] For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
The apostle prays that the Ephesians would have the strength to comprehend the love of Christ, so that they may be “filled with all the fullness of God.”
When God’s Spirit fills us, he sheds abroad God’s love in our heart, making our spirit rise up to say, “Abba, Father” (Rom. 5:5, 8:15).

2. Through the Word of God.
The Spirit’s primary vehicle for moving and speaking in our lives is the Scriptures. The Spirit works in us to shape us into being the kind of people God wants us to be, because then we will do the things God wants us to do. Almost every time we see the phrase “will of God” in the Bible it refers to shaping our moral character in response to the gospel. The Spirit conforms us to Christ’s character (Rom. 8:29; 12:1–2) and helps us walk the paths of wisdom (Prov. 2:20–22). As we do, we accomplish the will of God.

3. Through the Church fellowship /Corporate Fellowship .
One of the most common way the Spirit speaks in the book of Acts is through the church. For instance, Acts 13:2 records, “While [the church was] worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, ‘Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.’” God gave the church specific insight into what Saul and Barnabas were to do, and the spirit still till today speak through the church.

4. In Our Giftings.
Paul tells us “each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good” (1 Cor. 12:7). This becomes a primary vehicle for his guidance in our lives. We perceive what God wants by looking at the gifts he has placed within us.

5. In Our Spirit.
God guides us and also makes us victorious in life by putting special burdens into our spirits. This has been consistent in the scriptures for example: when Nehemiah left for Jerusalem to rebuild its walls, he didn’t have a command from God. He simply said that God had “put it into his heart” to do it (Neh. 2:12). When Paul came to Athens, Luke records his spirit was “provoked” within him about the idolatry in Athens (Acts 17:16). He evidently took this provocation as a direction to stay and preach the gospel there. Throughout our lives we (at times) experience a “holy discontent” about a particular situation or the pressing in of a specific promise of God to our context. This is often the Spirit’s invitation to pursue a particular purpose.

6. Through our circumstances. The Holy Spirit appears in our circumstances at many times to help us in our weaknesses . Always acknowledge His presence. Isaiah 63:9

” In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old”

7. Individual Prayer and Fasting /Fellowship: This is about having time for prayers ,fasting and communion with God.
When you are alone with God you can have an encounter with the Holy Spirit. Acts 13:2

“As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them”

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