What We Believe: The Holy Spirit
Here is yet another piece to the puzzle that makes up the SDA faith; the Holy Spirit. For a quick recap, we have covered the Bible & Its Relevance Today, and Creation & the Gift of Sabbath. Each of these are small but essential parts that we are going to cover in relation to the bigger picture of modern religions and practices. Let’s jump to the next part of our journey.
According to Jerry Thomas in What We Believe, the Seventh Day Adventist Church believes that “The Holy Spirit works to change our hearts and make us more like Jesus. He speaks in our minds, showing us the way to be like Jesus.”
This belief is supported through many generations back in the Bible and even now in present day. Many times there will be an instance when there seems to be no way out of a life and death situation or just a complicated mess. During moments like these, God contacts His people by using the Holy Spirit to impress upon them the action to take. “It’s in Christ that you, once you heard the truth and believed it (this Message of your salvation), found yourselves home free—signed, sealed, and delivered by the Holy Spirit.” Ephesians 1:13 The Message Bible
Never one to intrude, the Holy Spirit is unique in how it works; in our hearts, minds, and dreams…but only when we ask. It’s (Holy Spirit) a power like no other and is there for all who believe no matter the time or situation. “God is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t worry.” Deuteronomy 31:8 The Message Bible
At times we may not understand the situations around us or why we feel the urge to make certain decision. We must keep in mind that the Holy Spirit always knows what it’s doing. The Bible states in John 3:8 “The wind blows where it wants to and you hear the sound of it, but you don’t know where the wind comes from or where it is going. It is the same with every person who is born from the [Holy] Spirit.” So just like the wind, we may not see or understand the happenings of our lives but we can be sure that the Spirit’s leading is in our favor and for our own good. We have to be willing to not only believe but also trust the Holy Spirit always knows best.
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