Communing with God

Oh, What a Communion!

By Benny Hinn

What does Scripture mean when it talks about “communion?” There are several meanings.

First, the word “communion” means presence. God the Father’s desire for you is that the sweet presence of the Holy Spirit will be with you. The presence of the Holy Spirit is the presence of the Lord, and in His presence is “fullness of joy” and at His right hand, there “are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11).

Second, it means fellowship. You simply fellowship with the Holy Spirit. And you should seek that communion as you would seek water in the wilderness.

The third meaning is sharing together. You pour out your heart and He pours out His. You share your joy and He shares His. Even decisions concerning doctrine in the early church were not made without Him. Every decision was dependent upon His communion.

Fourth, communion means participation with. The Holy Spirit becomes your partner. The Scripture, filled with phrases like, “working with them” and “the Spirit and us,” makes it clear that the work of the Spirit is in participation with you. He is also the Helper, so sometimes participation with us takes the form of helping us, as in Romans 8:26: “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities…”

Are you listening for His voice? Are you ready to commune with Him?

When I began my fellowship with the Holy Spirit I talked with Him day and night. Not a day passed that I did not say, “Holy Spirit. Precious Holy Spirit.” And we began our time of prayer and communion.

Oh, the sound of His voice. It is so wonderful. I pray that you will hear it more and more with every passing day.

© 2011 Benny Hinn Ministries. Adapted excerpt from Masters Healing Presence Bible, Communing with Him, 1217. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the written consent of the publisher.