Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Holy Spirit Now

A man said to his pastor, "I try to talk to people about Jesus, especially my family and friends. I want people to know how Jesus can change their lives. Yet, it seems so many of them don't want to hear. That's discouraging to me." The pastor said, "Always remember, God wants you to talk to people about Jesus, but depend on the Holy Spirit to convince them. Without the Holy Spirit, no one will come to Jesus. The Holy Spirit is working in peoples lives now.

Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, said, "Witnessing is sharing the gospel of Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit, leaving the results to God." You can only talk to people about Jesus. The Holy Spirit changes their hearts.

Recognize your inability to change peoples lives. Tell them about Jesus, and share what he has done in your life. Having done all that you can, only the Holy Spirit can reveal Christ in their hearts. He convinces people now to believe in Jesus Christ.
 
"The Holy Spirit also witnesses to us."
Hebrews 10:15
 
"For our gospel did not come in word only,
but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit,
and in much assurance."
1 Thessalonians 1:5