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Communion of the Holy Spirit

II Corinthians 13:14 describes the blessings from God that are always present. “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.”

The Word of God reveals the thoughts of God, concerning all aspects of human life. It follows, therefore, that communion between the believer and the Holy Spirit must be centered upon the Word of God. The Holy Spirit can in no way contradict the Word, for He is sent to bear witness of its truth (2). That which is contradictory to the Scriptures is not the fruit of communion with the Holy Spirit, so the Word is always the criteria for determining the nature of that which is in question. Emotional feelings, personal preference, or any other aspect of the natural disposition cannot be used as the criteria to determine whether or not something is of God.

The eternal communion and divine participation of the Trinity is shared with each believer and by the Body of Christ in “communion with the Holy Spirit.” Having communion with the Holy Spirit means thinking with the same thoughts according to God’s Word and doing the same type of activities. This sharing and fellow shipping together solidifies the bond between the participants and brings joy into the heart because of righteousness.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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