and living in the Word. They
have quenched the person
of the Holy Ghost, and they
have no reality in Jesus or in
His power working in their
midst. They have no signs,
wonders, miracles or healings
in their churches; and
they are satisfied with that.
Many who call themselves
Christians don’t even have
the real born-again experience
let alone the true baptism of the
Holy Ghost; therefore, they worship
a Jesus made up of their own
ideas, theories and opinions. They do not
worship the Christ of truth but a Christ who
compliments and conforms to their natural, carnal
minds. As a result, all they have is a form of
godliness without any power. Paul told of such
people when he said, Having a form of godliness,
but denying the power thereof: from
such turn away (II Timothy 3:5).
The Holy Ghost Taught Paul
Only the Holy Ghost can give you the wisdom
and knowledge of Jesus you need. That
is why Jesus told the seven churches in the
Book of Revelation, He that hath an ear, let
him hear what the Spirit saith (Revelation
2:7,11,17,29; 3:6,13,22). Jesus also said, He
the Holy Spirit shall glorify me: for he shall
receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
The Bible states that children of God are
joint-heirs with Jesus. That means all the heavenly
Father has willed to Jesus is also willed to
the children of God, and the Holy Ghost is the
one who reveals that divine heritage to them.
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our
spirit, that we are the children of God: And
if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and
joint-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:16,17). We
are made joint-heirs through Christ’s sacrifice
To illustrate the wisdom and knowledge
of the Holy Ghost and His effectiveness as a
teacher, you need to study the Apostle Paul, a
man who wrote approximately two-thirds of
and that means to bear witness
or to make a statement based
on personal knowledge.
We are to be like Jesus, but
it is impossible to know or be
like someone you have never
met; and that is why you
need the Holy Ghost. Jesus
lived on Earth 2000 years
ago, but the same Holy Ghost
who lives in us lived in Him.
The Spirit has also lived with
Jesus in Heaven for many ages,
so He knows all about Jesus.
Now, if you do not have reality in
the divine Teacher, how can you have
reality in Jesus? He said, Learn of me (Matthew
11:29). You can only learn Jesus by taking
your place at the feet of your teacher, the Holy
Ghost, and letting Him guide you into the living
reality of Jesus.
Be a Student of the Holy Ghost
Child of God, there is a price to pay to be a
student of the Holy Ghost that goes far beyond
letting Him take over your tongue and speak
through you. You must yield your mind to Him
and take on the mind of Christ. Forasmuch
then as Christ hath suffered for us in the
flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same
mind (I Peter 4:1).
You must yield your time to Him in prayers,
meditations and the study of God’s Word.
You will have to sacrifice time you spend with
entertainments, family, friends and doing what
you want to do. Only then will you be able to
yield your will to the Spirit and take on the
divine will of God for your life.
On occasion, you must sacrifice your food
to the Holy Ghost in Bible fasting. Jesus said,
Man shall not live by bread alone, but by
every word that proceedeth out of the mouth
of God (Matthew 4:4). Job knew about fasting
before Jesus ever arrived on Earth. I have
esteemed the words of his mouth more than
my necessary food (Job 23:12).
Many churches and those who claim to be
Christians have failed because they have not
been willing to pay the price in prayer, fasting