KEY SCRIPTURE: John 1:31 KJV And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
John the Baptist revealed in the above scripture that he did not know Jesus personally. Where did he get all the information about Jesus from? He answers this question in verses 33. In verse 33 he confessed again, I knew Him not, but He that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me….:” This verse revealed the secret of his success. He was in step with the Holy Spirit all the way. Luke 1:15, added that “he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother’s womb “
It was the Holy Spirit who led him into the wilderness to prepare him for the task. It was the Holy Spirit who constantly showed him what to do. He instructed Him about who Jesus is and how His baptism would be. The Holy Spirit anointed Him so powerfully and without any miraculous signs and wonders, people still thronged him from every part of Israel, to be baptised by him.
The whole Christian life is all about a partnership with the Holy Spirit. It is called a fellowship with the Holy Spirit. (2 Corinth 13:14). The Holy Spirit is the Lord Jesus unlimited.
What the Lord would have done if He were here, the Holy Spirit would do through you and a whole lot of people at the same time. John 14:16.
He is called the comforter, the one called along one’s side. He comes as a helper, a strengthener, an adviser, an intercessor and an advocate. He is not just one called to help us in the journey, He is God, and the one in charge. Acts 13:2 KJV” 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.” In the preceding verse, the Holy Spirit said ‘separate for me ‘. He added, I have called them. As much as He is our helper, He is our Lord and the one in charge. This is the reason we must act or do EVERYTHING after His instruction.
Success as a Christian is doing what he asked you to do.
Our number one duty is to know Him and to allow Him to lead us. Every believer has been born again by the Spirit and the word. (John 3:5,1 Peter 1:23) He is our Father. He lives in us. He is also with us. He also comes upon us to do special duties. When we pray, He prays through us? When we read the bible, He speaks to us. He also speaks to us in various ways. As the Christian obeys the word and prays, his spiritual senses get developed to hear Him. At this stage you do what He tells you. The more you allow Him to lead, the more you make success of your actions. This was the experience of John the Baptist. This must be your experience as well.
THOUGHT: THE HOLY SPIRIT IS IN YOU, TO REVEAL JESUS THROUGH YOU
John 14:26 KJV” But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you”.
Romans 8:14 KJV” For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God”.