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CALL TO OBEDIENCE #342
Reimar A.C. Schultze
"The Holy Spirit Works With Precision"
by Pastor Reimar A. C. Schultze
“The wind blows where it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So is everyone born of the Spirit”John 3:8.
In this passage Jesus explains to Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews, how the new man in Christ would be directed in the affairs of his life. Here Jesus introduces a new principle of operation hitherto only experienced by few in the history of
The first fact to consider is that it is not the Holy Spirit (the wind) that does not know what He's doing, we are the ones who do not know what we are doing. The Bible says that His ways are higher than our ways. His ways are unsearchable. It is beyond the human mind to comprehend the things of the spirit of God (1
No, the Holy Spirit is not an "it", He is a person possessing all the three major characteristics of human personality: intelligence, will and sensibilities (i.e. the capacity to think, to make decisions and to feel). On top of this the Holy Spirit has the three major attributes of divinity: omniscience, omnipotence and omnipresence. He has unlimited knowledge, unlimited power, and He is wherever you are. Think about this! Because of this the Holy Spirit is incapable of forgetting. He never forgets where you are, what you need, and what you're about to do and what needs to be done. He never needs a reminder. The Holy Spirit never makes a mistake. He never miscalculates, He never under or over estimates. He never lacks all the facts. He is never ignorant of what is around the corner. He is never early, nor is He ever late. By virtue of His attributes He is capable of feeling and He sympathizes with us in our feelings.
Are you starting to get happy? Listen, you have something going for you here. So why don't you want to be led by the Holy Spirit? It will give you a life of no mistakes, of constant fellowship and joy unspeakable. No, my friend, you don't have to understand the ways of the Holy Spirit anymore than you have to understand the wind to put your faith in it. He will keep you with pinpoint accuracy on the narrow way of His perfect will. Someone wrote a hymn entitled: Holy Spirit, faithful guide ever at the Christian side. Does that fit in here? If you choose His way, that is the way it's going to be, ever at the Christian side. If you choose your way, you will blunder around your whole life making one wrong decision after another. The choice is yours. Now, let us look at some of the biblical history on the pinpoint accuracy of the Holy Spirit.
Going back to the first chapter of the Bible we see that the Holy Spirit had a part in the creation process. It says. "The Spirit of God was brooding upon the face of the waters" (Gen. 1:2b). What can you say about the precision of the Holy Spirit in creation? Is there precision in the way He created the DNA, or the atom, or the way He placed the planets in their orbits? As He worked in precision in creation, so He works with precision in His saints. Many of you have experienced the pinpoint accuracy of the Holy Spirit some time in your lives.
Now let me give you some examples on how the Holy Spirit was leading Jesus with pinpoint accuracy. Remember, Luke 4:1 confirms that Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit. It says: And Jesus being full of the Holy Spirit, returned from
1. To fulfill prophecy Jesus had to ride into
2. Jesus, now in
3. For hundreds of years the Jews had offered up the sacrificial lamb to the Lord at the Passover. It was to be slain at
on the afternoon on what we call Good Friday. With all the madness, confusion and the last-minute trials of Jesus’ lasting way into the early morning, how could Jesus be nailed to the cross and expire as the new Passover Lamb exactly at
? It is only through the pinpoint accuracy of the Holy Spirit that this was possible. Two lambs expired, at
that Friday: the Lamb of God outside the city on the cross, and a lamb in the
And now my friend, if you like, here is your homework. Go to the Book of Acts to discover how the apostles were led with the similar pinpoint accuracy as Jesus was.
Oh, my friend, if you are born again, that is only the beginning. Again you are born of God to walk with Him and this is only possible by the leadership of the Holy Spirit. No, the Holy Spirit is not sloppy, not unreliable, not irresponsible. He is our faithful guide and a mystery to the unbeliever (1
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