The HOLY SPIRIT : OUR SOURCE OF POWER, WISDOM AND REVELATION
These secrets and deep things of God's wisdom cannot be worked out by human wisdom. They can only be revealed to us and brought to our understanding by the Holy Spirit. God reveals spiritual realities to us through His Spirit, making it possible for us to decode the things we cannot observe with our physical senses and human understanding. Simply put, it is God's Spirit that makes it possible for us to understand and believe spiritual things.
Reference: 1 Corinthians 2:10 New Living Translation (NLT) 'But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God's deep secrets.'
The Holy Spirit is a person, as fully God as the Father and the Son. The night before Jesus died, He told His disciples that they were going to receive the Holy Spirit and His power (see Acts 1:8 KJV). Since then, He comes to reside in every Christian that is born again and to help them establish a new level of intimacy with God after salvation. However, there's more to what He does for us than just residing in us. Depending on the version of the Bible, the Holy Spirit is our Advocate, Helper, Counsellor, or Comforter. And each title helps to explain who the Holy Spirit is and what role He plays in guiding us into all truth.
The Holy Spirit is our source of power, revelation and wisdom. As our source of power, He lives in us and His ability is inherent in us. We have His inbuilt ability to generate divine power and cause positive changes. Also when we seek for divine wisdom and revelation, such desire needs the intelligence of the Holy Spirit already working in us because He's the entity among the Godhead responsible for administering these dimensions in God. Paul describes Him as Spirit of God, just as Jesus is the Son of God. Though we are talking about one God, He manifests Himself in three persons with separate roles and so we call this manifestation the Trinity.
Jesus is the truth (John 14:6), but the Holy Spirit is the person that guides us into all truth (John 16:13). No wonder the disciples of Jesus could not understand Jesus while walking with Him on earth, until He left them. We thought the disciples could understand Jesus because they could walk, talk and eat with Jesus in person. Yet He was a mystery. They continually marvelled and wondered about the manner of His person (see Matthew 8:27 KJV). It was the Holy Spirit they received after Jesus was gone that began to guide them into the truth (John 16:12-14 ESV). In other words, Jesus is an advanced spiritual truth; the embodiment of divine wisdom and revelation, but it takes the Holy Spirit to understand Him, because His role is to guide us into all the dimensions of Jesus (the whole Truth). That's the reason we still marvel when we receive wisdom or revelational truth from God's Word.
The Holy Spirit reveals the deep things of God and explicate them to our understanding. Our referenced Scripture used the phrase, 'God's deep secrets'. How does the Spirit reveal these spiritual realities to us? Paul describes the Holy Spirit as being in constant search mode, searching even the deep things of God. He bridges the mystery of communication between us and God. He makes up for the gap in our understanding. He searches and breaks down what is spiritual and then makes it possible for us to perceive it, as we stay subscribed to His intelligence. It is the Holy Spirit who teaches and takes us deeper and deeper into God's truth as we walk with God. In fact He sees all things in the supernatural; nothing is hidden from Him.
Beloved, 2 Peter 3:18 (ESV) tells us to grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ, but we can only do that by the influence of the Holy Spirit because He is the one that guides us into the knowledge of all truth. Also in Ephesians 1:17 (NIV) Paul says, 'I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.' By paraphrasing the last phrase in the verse, it means: 'that you may know the Truth better'. Did you get it? You can only know and understand spiritual truth through the Spirit of wisdom and revelation - which is the Holy Spirit!
Scripture Reading - John 14:6, 26; 1 Corinthians 1:21; John 17:17; 1 John 5:20.
Exuberant Declaration: I have unlimited access to divine power, wisdom and revelation because the Holy Spirit is actively resident in me. He reveals God's thoughts to my understanding, teaches and guides me into all truth. The power of the Holy Spirit is constantly at work in me; His revelation and wisdom connect me to and position me in the inner chamber of God's perfect plan for my life. Hallelujah!