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18 Things the Holy Spirit Does Not Do (part 3/3)

Do you remember what the most important thing is about you? We’ve said earlier that what comes to our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.

Your view of God determines how you make decisions, how you define things like success, identity, purpose, and how you relate to others. In short, it effects how you live your day-to-day life. That’s why it’s so important we keep renewing our mind to the truth of who God is.

In this video you get all of the 18 whoppers about the Holy Spirit in one sitting:  


Here are the next 6 things the Holy Spirit does not do:

13. Make you hungry, thirsty or desperate

Jesus said, “I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and never thirst” (John 6:35). Unbelievers are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness and they shall be filled.

Once Holy Spirit-filled, it’s said you will never hunger, thirst or be desperate for more since you are filled with His fullness (Col. 2:8).

Any message or song that leaves you with a sense of lack and emptiness rather than completeness is a distraction from the truth – Francois du Toit

Desperation is the language of an orphan. You are a favored child whose needs, desires, and longings are provided for through the perfect work of Christ.

Extreme satisfaction is the earmark of Kingdom living as the Holy Spirit leads us to feast upon Christ’s finished work. Eat, drink from the table of our Father and be merry.

14. Have you beg God to ‘show up’ or ‘come’

The Holy Spirit lives in you (John 14:17, 1 John 3:24, Rom. 8:11), will always be with you (Matt 28:20) and never leaves nor forsakes you (Heb. 13:5).

Begging godUnder the Old Covenant the Holy Spirit would ‘show up’ or ‘come’ on certain people for a certain time for a specific purpose. But under the New Covenant He abides in you.

You are His permanent home (1 Cor. 6:19). You are God’s address. Thus you don’t have to wait for Him to ‘show up.’

If you are there, God is there. When you show up, He shows up. Where you go, He goes.

He never leaves you for He is the Friend who sticks closer than a brother (Prov. 18:24). There’s no need to cry out for Him to show up or come since He lever left!

15. Make you humble

1 Peter 5:6 says, “Humble yourself…” Notice, it doesn’t say you will be made humble by Someone else. The choice to be humble is yours.

Even though you might still sing the “Give us clean hands” lyrics, which goes: “We bow our Hearts. We bend our knees. Oh Spirit come make us humble,” the truth is that the Holy Spirit won’t come and make you humble! You choose to walk in humility or not.

Humility is a fruit of the Spirit. Your job is not to produce fruit, but to bear His fruit. In other words, your job is not to produce humility through will-power, but to effortlessly bear the fruit of humility. How? As a branch you fully rely on the Vine to bear the humility fruit. Christ is your humility. Allow Him to live His humble life through you.

16. Dump the Kingdom on people

“And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons” (Matt. 10:7-8).

How is the Kingdom – the reign of God – manifest? By knowing who you are (identity), what you have (inheritance) and doing what Jesus commanded (influence).

The kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21). You don’t wait for the Kingdom to come, it’s in you. The Holy Spirit wants everybody you come into contact with saved, healed, delivered but you decide who you help and to what degree.

The Holy Spirit empowers us to declare and demonstrate the Gospel of the Kingdom (1 Cor. 2:4). This includes healing the sick, driving out demons, and raising the dead, as the occasion demands.

It’s the Holy Spirit who brings the supernatural results, but He does it through your mouth and hands. The choice to share and love is yours.

17. Tell you to follow signs and wonders

The Holy Spirit reinforces the preaching of the Gospel with signs and wonders (Rom. 15:19, 1 Thes. 1:5).

Mark 16:17 says, “These signs will follow those who believe…” The Holy Spirit makes the signs happen, but the signs follow the believer. If the signs follow the believer (me and you) and God does the signs (the working of Holy Spirit; His power) who is following who? Right. The Holy Spirit follows the believer. Not the other way around.

Before the cross, Jesus lived with His disciples; thus the disciples followed Jesus. Since the cross, Jesus lives in His disciples; thus Jesus follows His disciples. In other words, wherever you go, He goes. (Not the other way around as religion has told you).

He goes where you make Him go. You are relying on Him, but He’s waiting on you to act upon the Word so that signs and wonders will follow your preaching of the Gospel.

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18. Persuade God about us

The Holy Spirit is not trying to persuade God to enjoy us. Rather, He persuades us about the Father enjoyment of us.

Sin didn’t change God’s mind about us, but our mind about God.

The truth is He’s always been for you, never against you and has never changed His opinion about you (Rom. 8:31).

Your heavenly Father has never said anything negative about you. In fact, He thinks you’re awesome! He says, “You are perfect” thanks to Christ’s work on the cross (Heb. 10:14).

You can’t impress God with anything that you’re able to drum up by sweating and striving. He’s already impressed with you since you are His very own image.

Even if you would do nothing the rest of your life, God would be as impressed with you as He is right now. He loves you as you are, not as you think you ought to be. Whether you mess up or achieve great things, God will be equally impressed with you.

The Holy Spirit brings our conversation back to this point; the success of the cross. He didn’t come to persuade God’s mind about us, but to persuade our minds about God and what He believes about us.

Well, that were 18 things the Holy Spirit definitely does not do. But what does He do? Among other things, He’ll tell you that you are a glory-filled, grace-packed, love-carrying, image-bearing child of God who is empowered to be a bold witness and fully equipped operate in the power of the Spirit (2 Cor. 13:14, Acts 1:8, Luke 10:19, Matt. 10:8).

May you enjoy sonship and release Christ’s life wherever you go.

Question: Is there an area you need to rethink concerning the Person and work of the Holy Spirit? What is something you’ve found the Holy Spirit does not do? Share your thoughts by clicking here.

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