NEW SEASON OF SPIRITUAL OUTBURST
May God almighty grant that we learn something here that will lead to an outburst of the power of the Holy Spirit. The spiritual realm is very close to the earthly realm. I can feel it. The spiritual labor pang has become so intense that the Holy Spirit can no longer tarry. With God all things are possible, and this message His graceful midwifery to bring about a new season to all who have eagerly awaited and prayed.
No one can have supernatural success in ministry or any career without the active presence of the Holy Spirit obtained through sincere love, ardent desire, and calling ‘crying out’ to God for the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the only One Who activates and gives life to all intentions. God Almighty has eternally designed it so. God’s way cannot change. God has given some persons good ideas through prophecies, visions, r dreams; also, some persons have composed great orchestral lyrics, but this is the fact: without the Holy Spirit, the lyrics will not be soul-winning. Some others have written books, but what they need now is the office of the Holy Spirit to give life to the written words. He is the Source of the inspiration too but must be actively invoked for the activation of the products on the earthly market-realm.
In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, and the Word was God (Jn.1:1). But that Word did not bring things into being in the physical world until it was spoken (Gen.1:1-3.) Even from the human perspective, we notice that before we speak there is no sound. When we speak a sound is produced by the breadth (air) coming from our mouth. No breadth, no sound! Period. No reality can be actualized or become manifest without the active power of the Holy Spirit. Take for instance, the computer. When you purchase it, it has keyboards and screens, but no printed word can be produced from that computer until the Microsoft word software or its equivalent is downloaded and activated. This is the proper function of the Third Person of the Most Holy Trinity to bring things about. The Archangel Gabriel spoke to Mary, and Mary gave her fiat. Despite angelic ministration and the heroic loyal obedience of Mary, the office of the Holy Spirit was inevitable to bring the Incarnation of the spoken and received word (Lk.1:26f).
At this juncture also, I want to remind all that buying a Bible is not enough. Just like buying a computer is not enough to have printed pages. You need the Microsoft software. You need the Holy Spirit to illuminate, to understand, and to vivify your ability to act on the Word. Reading the Bible or praying will continue to bore persons until they seek and submit to the inevitable office of the Holy Spirit. In the beginning was the Word but the Word became activated only by the “Ruah” (Breath, Holy Spirit), then, life came forth. We also need Him when we pray to power and transport our words through the ethereal spheres, the heavenly throne of God. If not our words, deficient in potency as they are, will not go beyond the length of the ceiling in our room.
How does the Holy Spirit come?
Many have been seeking the Holy Spirit but have not addressed their prayers to the appropriate Office, “If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us” (I Jn.5:14.) Jesus shows us the Office to receive the Holy Spirit, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, Whom the FATHER will send in My name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you;” again He says, “So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly FATHER give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him.” It is the proper office of ABBA FATHER to send the Holy Spirit. Let us turn to HIM and ask, in the Name of Jesus.
Fr. Ignatius of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (cmdorg.org) TMTJ