IN THIS END TIME THERE WILL BE MANY TEMPTATIONS TO GIVE UP ON GOD AND THE INTEREST OF HIS KINGDOM ESPECIALLY AS YOU GET CLOSEST TO YOUR BREAKTHROUGH
OUR GOLDEN DESTINY CAN NOT BE REALIZED WITHOUT THE HELP OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
WE ARE UTTERLY LIMITED WITHOUT THE HELP OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
THE HOLY SPIRIT’S MISSION IS TO INTOXICATE US, IN THE AREA OF OUR HELPLESSNESS SO WE CAN TAKE COMMAND OF IT
IT TAKES THE HELP OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD TO EXPERIENCE CONTINUITY IN STEWARDSHIP
– Bishop David Oyedepo on ENGAGING THE HELP OF THE HOLY SPIRIT 5 at Midweek Communion Service LFC Canaanland 18th October 2023 || Part A
Be reminded again that our prophetic focus for the month is “I WILL NOT LEAVE YOU HELPLESS”.
So your helper is saying ‘I remain with you if you will let me’. So don’t grieve me, don’t quench me, I am here for your help. He promised to be with us even to the end of the age. We are warned not to quench Him. Let what he says matter to you from time to time. This helper is here for our good. May we never miss the good that He has come to offer us. 1st John 5:7. That means the Holy Ghost is present in the Word. So when our heart is open, hearing the word of God, the Spirit of God in the Word can enter us.
Ezekiel 2:2. These three are one, just like your spirit, your soul and your body are one. So as the Word goes forth tonight, expect to be imparted with the needed help in your life and my life. John 6:63. Luke 5:17. Matthew 4:23. As the Word goes forth tonight, open your heart.
Our teaching series for the midweek services is captioned ‘Engaging the help of the Holy Spirit. Remember, the word Comforter literally means to help. John 14:16-18. We are also told in the course of this teaching that the Holy Spirit comes along with diverse gifts and manifestations to help us fulfill our glorious destinies. Every child of God is justified to be glorified.
So we all have a glorious destiny. Romans 8:29-30. 2nd Peter 1:3. So we have a golden destiny in Christ…and that golden destiny is impossible to realize without the help of the Holy Spirit. Zechariah 4:1-2,6. Our golden destiny cannot be realized without the help of the Holy Spirit. So we are helpless without the Holy Spirit. We are utterly limited without the help of the Holy Spirit.
It is also important to recognize that the Holy Spirit is likened to ‘wine’ and we all know that how much of Him we have in any area of His operations, the more intoxicated we become in such areas. Acts 2:12-17. So the Holy Ghost comes in form of oil and intoxicates people in any of His diverse operations where we receive that wine. Ephesians 5:18. A half cup of wine may not turn you around but when you are filled with wine, you will be turned around. The holy spirit comes in measures. Ezekiel 47:3-5. A clear illustration of the Holy Spirit coming upon God’s people…but he comes in varying degrees. There is ankle-deep, there is the knee-deep, there is the waist-deep, there is the realm of depth that cannot be passed over, where you have to swim. God gave Jesus the Holy Spirit without measure, the realm that cannot be crossed over.
For example, one can get Love intoxicated by the Spirit of Love…you can’t just pull yourself out of it. Romans 8:35.
One can get intoxicated with the Stewardship anointing…serving God is just a natural delight, you are not waiting for who to say well done, you are just enjoying yourself. When you are insulted, it looks like they are praising you. You can’t feel it, you become off the human realm.
One can become giving intoxicated, the Spirit of faith can get you Faith intoxicated, you’re on the move at all times with what the Word says concerning the situation. One can become Obedience intoxicated, with the spirit of obedience and so many more. So the Holy Spirit’s mission is to intoxicate us, in the area of our helplessness so we can take command of it.
Today we are talking on the ‘Spirit of Servanthood’. We can also call it the Spirit of Steadfastness. Our text is Isaiah 42:1-4. The mission of the Spirit of Servanthood is to keep you and I, off the realm of fainting in stewardship.
It keeps you going supernaturally beyond your capacity. Acts 26:22. It takes the help of the Spirit of God to experience continuity in stewardship without giving up at any time.
Why Do we Need the Spirit of Servanthood?
In this end time, there shall be diverse temptations to give up on God and on the interest of His Kingdom. Matthew 24:12. There are temptations on the way to give up, “What are you still doing there, how long would you be on”…and that is when you are closest to your breakthrough. The attacks become severe when you are closest to your next breakthrough. There was no record of anybody mocking Elisha until the time he was about to take the mantle from Elijah.
Everybody began to mock him. Meanwhile, authorities in the nation knew he was going to take the mantle from Elijah. The devil also knew and went through the sons of the Prophet to start mocking Elisha to disconnect him from that agenda. The attack is always grievous when you are closest to where you are going. Somebody’s story is changing.