KEY SCRIPTURE: John 5:19 KJV”: Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.:”
The Lord says in the above verse that, He does nothing out of His own volition. He does it by the power of God, His father, and does what He sees the father do. What does this statement mean? This point is made clearer by the following statement, the Lord made. John 14:10 BBE ” Have you not faith that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words which I say to you, I say not from myself: but the Father who is in me all the time does his works.” Who is the Father in Him.? This is the Holy Spirit. The Lord is revealing a very great truth about what brings Him, so much success in His ministry. His absolute dependence on the Holy Spirit.
How does the Lord get to know and receive from the Holy Spirit what He wants from Him. This was seen in His consistent prayer life? Luke 6:12 BBE “And it came about in those days that he went out to the mountain for prayer; and he was all night in prayer to God. “The night of the Jews in bible days was from six pm to the next morning six am (6pm to 6am) This was a twelve-hour time. He might not have prayed throughout all the twelve-hour period, but a great part of the night. Prayer increases sensitivity to the Holy Spirit. Prayer also raises one’s confidence in God, that is, it strengthens faith in God. The Lord’s times of prayer was not only about request for various needs, but to enquire about what he had to do.
Every child of God must also be involved in asking the Lord for definite directions about every important step in life.
Remember the Lord said, ” seek and you shall find.” I believe the many mistakes in ministry, business, marriage and other areas of life would have been avoided if the children of God would have developed their prayer life, such that, they could easily know what God wants them to do in various instances of life. Individual success and a corresponding fulfillment in life, would have been the experience of many. All we need to do, is to always seek for the counsel of the Spirit. Dear child of God, we are in partnership with the Holy Spirit, and must never act without Him. He is our Counsellor, and guide in life.
THOUGHT: GIVE TIME TO THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND INCREASE YOUR SUCCESSES IN LIFE
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.”
John 16:13 KJV “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come”.