Matthew 28:19 - 'Go ye therefore, and disciple all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."
Jesus has called us to live extreme lives as history makers who live in constant increase as we go about transforming the world for His glory and His kingdom -- just as He did!
John 17:21,22 - "That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that thou has sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me..."
Jesus could enter into deep communion with His Father at will to receive downloads of wisdom and counsel. He knew the Father intimately, walked in His peace, and transformed the earth.
John 14:12 - "Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father."
Many believers have settled for less than God has intended and made available to us all along by his precious Holy Spirit. Many are content with partial victories because of a mind-set of limitation.
Jesus blew the lid off limitation because He would not settle for a measure or for a limit. Human minds, wisdom, and ability are limited. He had to seek and rely on the fullness of God's Spirit upon Him in wisdom, understanding, counsel, might and knowledge, which enabled Him to do the things He did that radically changed the very course of history.
Only the FULLNESS of God's Spirit satisfied Him.
Revelation 3:1 - "And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith He that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars......"
Isaiah 11:2 - "And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;"
These seven flows of the Holy Spirit (Presence of the Holy Spirit, wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge, and fear of the Lord) are available to every believer to help us live in constant increase as we go about transforming the world for His glory.
John 7:37-39 - "If anyone thirst let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.' But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified."
The word "river" is pluralized. This indicates multiple flows of the precious Holy Spirit. One Holy Spirit - seven functions or expressions of Him through us. It all starts with daily deep to deep communion with the Holy Spirit so that by His divine power we will be partakers of His nature in us (2 Peter 1:3,4).
Acts 1:8 - "But you shall receive power (dunamis: dynamite miraculous power, force, might, strength, enabling power through the Holy Spirit) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you."
Questions To Ask Myself
Am I settling for less of the Holy Spirt than God has intended and made available to me?
Am I content with partial victories because of a mind-set of limitation?