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Has the Holy Spirit Become Taboo? (Part 3) NY

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

We hear repeatedly how important it is to believe God; the belief required of us is simple and straightforward. Making our faith “churchy” gets in the way of knowing what it really means to believe Him, but the Holy Spirit was sent to help us when we struggle with religious misinterpretations of who He is. We may experience emotions when the Holy Spirit is present, but He is much more than just a feeling. He is God, Himself, and He is as real as any flesh-and-blood person standing next to us. The Spirit’s ability to impact our lives for the better hinges on our belief; if we do not believe, He can help us with this very issue of unbelief. Not believing what Jesus did for us on the cross is the one sin that is the root of all other sinful actions. The Holy Spirit’s mission is to convince us to change our minds and our hearts on this issue.

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Has the Holy Spirit Become Taboo? (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

For too many believers, the Holy Spirit has become taboo. If we are not careful, we can make the mistake of failing to acknowledge His presence or even denying His very existence. The Holy Spirit is more than just a chill bump, a jiggle, or a cartwheel; He is a real person with real feelings, and He is part of the Holy Trinity. He does not have physical matter, but He does have substance. The Spirit is our unseen partner in life, and He can accomplish much more than we can through our own plans or abilities. Our relationship with God gives us access to the Holy Spirit, who wants us to experience God’s best in our lives. Although the Spirit is unseen by our physical eyes, He is the one responsible for the manifestations of all the promises of God’s grace.

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The Ministry of the Holy Spirit (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

In the past, we have been misinformed about the Holy Spirit, but we must know who He is if we are to understand His ministry. Fables and myths about Him can get in the way of us truly knowing Him, and it is important not to define Him in terms of what He is not. The Holy Spirit is not defined as a feeling or an emotion, a jump or a skip, but as a real person. We must set aside our religious assumptions about His identity and the role He plays. When we know who He is, then we can benefit from what He was called to do. The Holy Spirit was sent to speak to us, but we must not get so caught up in jumping and shouting that we do not hear what He is trying to tell us. When we get to know Him as a person, then we can make the distinction between true spirituality and mere emotional displays.

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Has the Holy Spirit Become Taboo?

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

The word “taboo” is defined as unacceptable, improper, or prohibited. The Holy Spirit has become banned and excluded in many churches, and we must ask ourselves if He has become taboo for us as well. Carnal-minded people do not believe in the Holy Spirit because they cannot see Him. Many people refuse to even acknowledge Him, yet He is as real as any physical person next to us. The Holy Spirit is alive, and He is the third person in the Holy Trinity. He has an assignment to work in our physical world, and He is the one who put the earth’s waters in place, created the stars in the universe, and made all of creation. On a large scale, He has the ability to impact physical things in the world; on a personal level, He can also impact what happens in our own lives.

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The Ministry of the Holy Spirit

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

To reconcile why the Holy Spirit was sent, we must study the Scriptures to understand His purpose. If we do not understand His ministry and how He operates in our lives, we could find ourselves believing a fable. The Spirit did not come to convict us of the things we do wrong or the mistakes we make; He came to convict us of unbelief in Jesus. This unbelief is the sin the Holy Spirit came to point out to us. Our mistake is focusing on the fruit of an issue, which are our actions, instead of on the root, which is our unbelief. We see this illustrated in the Bible when David’s doubt in what God told him caused him to commit adultery and murder, and when Moses’ doubt that God could bring water from a rock kept him from entering the Promised Land. When we understand the relationship between our unbelief and our actions, our behavior will radically change for the better.

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Reacquainted with the Holy Spirit (Part 2)

By Creflo Dollar

Summary

We need to be reacquainted with our unseen partner, who is the Holy Spirit. The church has not taught enough about Him, which is why many people do not understand the importance of the baptism of the Spirit. The Holy Ghost is not like the cartoon ghosts many of us have seen on television; He is God, Himself, functioning as a spirit. We are coming into a time when we will see things come to pass that we cannot explain according to our natural abilities, and we will have to attribute it to the Holy Spirit. Soon, He will re-introduce Himself to the world, and even people who previously did not believe in Him will acknowledge that He is real. We are preparing to move into the supernatural realm, where we will see things happen by God’s Spirit. He will remove the frustrations of life, and give us a peace that passes all understanding.

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