God’s Voice and the Holy Spirit
By Benny Hinn
When he rose from the dead, the Lord did something that He is still doing today; He spoke by the Holy Spirit. Scripture tells us that it was “through the Holy Spirit” that the Lord Jesus “had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen” (Acts 1:2).
The Holy Spirit is the voice of God we hear. He is the manifestation of God to our heart.
When the Lord Jesus entered God’s throne room I believe He said, “Father, the work is accomplished. And now it is time to send the Holy Spirit to earth. You allowed Him to come with me. But Father, I promised my church that the Holy Spirit would come and be with them.”
The Lord Jesus told the disciples He would send “the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you” (John 14:17).
The Lord Jesus said “another Comforter,” one like Him, would soon come and abide with us forever. He did not say, “You will see Him and then get to know Him.” The Master was saying, “You already know Him. You’re looking at Him. He’s My Spirit. The same one you’ve walked with. We are One in the wonder of the Trinity.”
The disciples knew the Lord, but now there was something new coming – a revelation of Christ’s Spirit. Would the world recognize the promised Comforter? No. Because they didn’t know the Lord Jesus.
Today, when the Holy Spirit walks into a life, He draws that heart and life to Jesus Christ, for He always points to Jesus. When the Holy Spirit speaks, the Lord Jesus speaks. He is the Spirit of Christ, and though they are different persons of the Trinity, you cannot divide or separate them.
Today, Christ sits at the right hand of the Father in heaven, making intercession for you and me. He is still both Son of God and Son of Man.
My friend, without the Holy Spirit, the Lord Jesus would have never entered the world. He would have never taken our sins to the cross and would have never risen from the grave.
If the Lord Jesus was so dependent on the Holy Spirit while He was on earth, can we, as leaders for our families, be any less dependent?
The same Holy Spirit who descended upon the Lord Jesus is available to empower your life and your family today. Simply surrender to Him, give Him full sway to empower you today.