You need the power of the Holy Spirit in your life. Jesus knew what it would take to build a Church the gates of hell could not prevail against and that’s exactly what He is doing.
After His resurrection, He gave some apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers for the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry. This means he anointed five ascension gifts to equip and empower you to advance the Kingdom of God. He also sent you the Holy Ghost. Jesus said, “It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart I will send him unto you” (John 16:7). That Comforter is the Holy Spirit.
Jesus was the Word of God made flesh. He never became God He was always God. He was also the Word of God incarnate, “Immanuel; God with us.” At the River Jordan, we read that Jesus was baptized in water by John the Baptist. John the Baptist was the last Old Testament prophet. This meeting between John and Jesus marked a great transition in the order of things moving from the Old Testament Order of Aaron to the New Testament Order of Melchizedek (Hebrews 7:11). At the water baptism, the Holy Ghost descended on Jesus like a dove. The Holy Ghost is not a dove, fire, water, it, thing, or a feeling he is the third person of the Trinity. Notice the Trinity in this scripture: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
“And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:16-17)
Again, the Holy Ghost is the third person of the Holy Trinity. He is as much God as the Father and Son is God. Before Jesus was baptized by the Holy Ghost there were no miracles, healings, casting out demons, walking on water, rebuking storms, multiplying bread and fishes or raising the dead. In other words, there was no manifesting the Kingdom of God. This is a simple but profound truth, Jesus, the Word of God made flesh, had no miracle working power until the Holy Ghost came on him.
THE ANOINTED ONE
Today it is rightfully common to refer to Jesus as the Christ. Christ means the “Anointed One”. Jesus, however, did not become the Christ until the Holy Ghost came on Him. Scripture teaches that Jesus the Word was in the beginning with God. Let’s take a look:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” (John 1:1-3)
Jesus was the only begotten Son of God, the Lamb of God sent as an atoning sacrifice for your sins, and the Restoring King. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). This is the ministry of the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world. The cross is the most preached about the ministry of Christ, but he was also the Restoring King (Acts 3:21). Jesus not only came as the Lamb of God but also the Last Adam. As the Last Adam, Christ revealed how to manifest His Kingdom after being baptized by the Holy Ghost (1 Corinthians 15:45). He said, “If I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you” (Luke 11:20).
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