Open Heaven Topic For 14 July 2023: The Role of The Holy Spirit I
Memory Verse: John 16:13 – 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.
Bible Reading: John 16:7-14
7 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
8 When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment:
9 about sin, because people do not believe in me;
10 about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer;
11 and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.
12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear.
13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you.
RCCG Open Heaven Message Of Today: 14 July 2023
For the next three days, we shall be looking at the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of believers. Today we will consider His role as a Witness to Jesus Christ our Redeemer.
A very important role of the Holy Spirit is the conviction of sin, as we saw in today’s Bible text. It reads in part: And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. John 16:8
Unfortunately, many people choose to be just spectators and merely watch the Holy Spirit in action – doing what only He can do, but are never partakers of it.
Such people seldom allow the Holy Spirit to play His primary role of bringing them to repentance as they refuse to be remorseful for their sins.
When people refuse to be convicted of their sins, they demonstrate a lack of faith in God’s word, which says all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory (Romans 3:23).
Such people rationalize sin and call it all sorts of nice names. This is why the Bible encourages us to confess our sins, even to one another, that we may be healed (James 5:16).
The first thing Jesus takes care of in the life of whoever He wants to heal is the issue of sin, according to Mark 2:5-12.
Even after Jesus had healed an individual and found him in the temple some days later, His admonition was “…sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee” (John 5:14). Beloved, if you have not yet confessed and forsaken your sins, allow the Holy Spirit to convict you of them.
Begin to pay close attention to the details of God’s requirements for holy living and you would see the Holy Spirit transforming your life far beyond all expectations.
RCCG Open Heaven For Today: 14 July 2023
Points: Father, please empower me to live holy, in Jesus’ name.
Hymn: O What A Wonderful Wonderful Day
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