Several weeks ago, I sensed the Holy Spirit tell me that many people allow Him to only go so far in their lives. With open arms, the Church collectively and the saints individually have embraced His work up to a certain point and then they apply the spiritual brakes.
He made it simple for me (as He often does) by showing me the “oohs” of His complete, unhindered heavenly assignment. These words with the “ooh” sound show that He has been assigned to:
- Coo and Woo – His cooing and wooing of man’s heart draws or convinces man of the need of a Savior. In other words, the Holy Spirit convicts of sin and shows the love of our heavenly Father. John 16:8,9
- Make New – It is the Holy Spirit that baptizes us into the Body of Christ. Titus 3:5; Romans 8:9; John 3:5; 1 Corinthians 12:3
- Brew – The definition of the word “brew” means to prepare. We see that He works within the believer conforming him into the likeness of Christ, maturing him in his walk with Christ. Galatians 5:22-25
Sadly, for many, this is where His freedom ends. And yet, there is one additional “ooh” that He has been assigned to perform in the life of the believer.
- Flow Through – The Spirit-baptized believer becomes the vessel through which heaven’s power and might can flow to change this world. Acts 1:8; 2:4; 3:6
Here is what I sensed the Holy Spirit ask me … if we can trust Him to deal with our heart to draw us to Christ, bring about our salvation by baptizing us into the Body of Christ, work in our life to mature us, shouldn’t we be able to go one step further and trust Him to fill us to overflowing and enable heaven’s power and might to flow through us? Why do we restrict Him? He has proven Himself trustworthy and more than capable in the first three parts of His assignment. Wouldn’t it be wise for us to release the brakes and allow Him to continue to fulfill His assignment in and through us?
Now, come on and say a great big ooh (that’s cool, hip talk for the words “hallelujah” and “amen”). Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh!