Your Life Partner

The grace of the
Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be
with you all
(2 Corinthians 13:14).
 
Paul encouraged the believers to experience God’s grace,
to walk in love, and to walk in harmony with the Holy Spirit. The word communion in this verse is the word
koinonia and according to Kenneth Wuest Studies
in the Greek New Testament
 koinonia
means a joint participation, a belonging
in common to, a partnership, an association, an intercourse, a sharing, a
relationship between two individuals which involves a common interest, and a
mutual active participation in that interest, and in each other.
 
The Holy Spirit wants to be our partner in life. He
dwells in us and has an ambition to make Jesus real to us so that we can grow
to be like Him! The Holy Spirit also has a strong ambition to use us to bless
others.
 
For us to experience this communion, this koinonia with
the Holy Spirit, we must be on the same page in our lives that He is! We must
ask ourselves; do I have a major ambition in life to be like Jesus? Do I want
to change? Am I pursuing the goal of changing things in me that are unlike
Jesus? Am I asking the Lord to make me a blessing to others? Am I open each day
to be a conduit for God’s love? Am I actively seeking to hear the Holy Spirit
and be used by Him to minister to those around me?
 
To be a partner with the Holy Spirit, you must fall in
love with the Word of God! He is the Spirit of Truth. The more you involve
yourself with the Word by reading and meditation, the more the Holy Spirit will
witness to your own spirit. If you’ll decide and purpose to be a doer of the
Word, the Holy Spirit will begin to show you many things about your life and
will begin to manifest in you the nature of the Son of God.
 
Once you choose to follow this path in life, joy that you
have never known will engulf you. But for this to happen, you must give
yourself away to your partner, the Holy Spirit.
  I want to leave
you today with a quote from Kenneth Wuest’s Word
Studies in the Greek New Testament,
volume III. Here he quotes a man by the
name of G.D. Watson who obviously came to know the Holy Spirit very well:
 
The Holy Spirit
will put a strict watch over you with a jealous love, and will rebuke you for
little words and feelings, or for wasting your time, which other Christians
never seem distressed over. So make up your mind that God is an infinite
Sovereign, and has a right to do as He pleases with His own. He may not explain
to you a thousand things which puzzle your reason in His dealings with you, but
if you absolutely sell yourself to be His love slave, He will wrap you up in a
jealous love, and bestow upon you many blessings which come only to those who
are in the inner circle. Settle it forever, then, that you are to deal directly
with the Holy Spirit, and that He is to have the privilege of tying your
tongue, or chaining your hand, or closing your eyes, in ways that He does not
seem to use with others. Now when you are so possessed with the living God that
you are, in your secret heart, pleased and delighted over this peculiar,
personal, private, jealous guardianship and management of the Holy Spirit over
your life, you will have found the vestibule of heaven.
(from Wuest’s Word Studies
from the Greek New Testament, Copyright 1940-55 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Co. Copyrights © renewed 1968-73 by Jeannette I. Wuest. All rights reserved.)

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