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The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen. (2 Corinthians 13:14).
For our conversation today, the word communion is the sharing or exchanging of intimate thoughts and feelings, especially on a mental or spiritual level. Communion is communication: your hearing and obeying the voice of God, and He hearing and answering yours.
Our soul is the mental connection we have with the Comforter through our thoughts and feelings. When our soul is one with the Holy Spirit, communion rises to a spiritual, or supernatural level wherein you don’t always have to communicate with audible words, but your inner-man groans and God understands you (Romans 8:26); and He can talk with you either by the sound of His voice or by a deep impression (feeling), or dream, vision, illumination, or revelation—no exchange of sounds, but a deep understanding, a knowing.
In our previous discussion, we identified the various forms of relationships as close (or tight), distant (or far off), and intermittent (not too close, but not too far off). An intimate relationship is the closest of all. It is one that “nakeds” you, and you are not ashamed (Gen. 2:25). It’s the kind of relationship, like a true marriage, where you feel comfortable putting your life into the heart of another without fear of judgment or rejection. Communion with the Comforter is a divine connection, where you are free to express the inner, the “real” you.
We wrap ourselves in the relationship with the Comforter after our new birth, the pivotal moment or the turn-around point when we completely stop rebelling against God’s love and run into the loving arms of Jesus Christ. The new birth facilitates hearing the voice of God because you become His sheep, and His sheep hear His voice. Through the new birth man is restored back to fellowship [right relationship], and his spiritual [non-physical] senses are quickened to hear the voice of God’s Holy Spirit (1).
If you are not born again, you cannot connect with the Comforter. Those who are not born-again and professing to “hear” from the spiritual realm are not “hearing” from God, but from the rebellious angels of the antichrist, the devil, or from the lust of the flesh.
The Comforter gives comfort (a feeling of acceptance, love, healing, and freedom) and edifies (strengthens) our soul by speaking the word of God backed by the scriptures in the Bible. Do you need comfort right now? We all do. If you feel you’ve been living off-course or contrary to the will of God; or that you believe in God, but aren’t that close to Him, stop everything now and pray: Lord Jesus, I repent of my wrong-doing (my sins). You died on the cross and rose again to restore me back to my Father in heaven. Come into my heart. I make You my Lord and Savior. Amen.
Welcome to the family of believers in the awesome person of Christ Jesus, the glorious unfailing Word of God (John 1:14). Find yourself a Bible-believing, Holy Spirit-filled church and allow the man or woman of God to guide you through the scriptures and take you on the exciting eternal journey to intimacy with the Comforter.
Who is the Comforter? In John 14:26 (King James Version, KJV), the Holy Spirit is our Comforter. The Holy Spirit is of the trinity of the Godhead, bearing witness of Heavenly Father (our Creator) and Jesus Christ, (His Son). He is the source of personal testimony, illumination, and revelation. He can guide us in our decisions and protect us from physical and spiritual danger (John 15:26; 16:13). He is known as the Comforter, Helper, Advocate and Counselor; and He can calm our fears and fill us with hope.
There is no denying the existence of the Holy Spirit for we war not with flesh and blood but against . . . spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12). Spiritual forces of wickedness exist; and the evidence is the destruction and terror we witness from the daily news broadcast globally or encounter right inside our own private communities. If the spiritual forces of darkness are operating around the world, how much more will God, our Heavenly Father, guard us, fill us, direct us, protect us, and empower us with His Holy Spirit?
In communion with the Holy Spirit, God ensures us: “I know the thoughts that I think toward you; thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11). Through the Spirit of God, He comforts us in our weakness, often wrought with fear of pain and failure, by telling us that our future (our every ‘tomorrow’) is bright, so we must keep our hope in Him to bring it to pass alive. Those who listen to and obey the Father, who are in communion with Him, prove strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
The Holy Spirit, our Comforter, not only teaches us the mind of Christ, the Word of God, but the Spirit of God also empowers the believer to rise up after falling (Micah 3:8a; 7:8), to shake off the wickedness shot at his character and way of life (Psalm 91:5-8), to avoid spiritual traps set out to snare him or her physically, to guard our steps, and to fill us with joy overflowing. The Holy Spirit comforts our soul as we experience the ups and downs of life and lifts us up on higher ground above the turbulent waves of the enemy who comes to kill, steal, destroy. To God be the glory, Jesus Christ our victory, and the Holy Spirit our comfort.
God’s Spirit is Holy. Communion with the Comforter requires and encourages us to remain holy in conduct which includes the way we think (our thought patterns), the way we speak (generated from our thought patterns), and the way we behave (the actions we accelerate from the way we think). Our conduct all rests within our soul, the seat of our thoughts and feelings. To share and exchange intimate thoughts and feelings, connotes that our soul must be in one accord with holiness, a lifestyle of purity.
Purity powers holiness; and holiness is the greatest force in the universe. You can never be defeated hedged in holiness. You can only experience what is the width and length and depth and height to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:18-19; Psalm 23:5). That fullness is God’s Holy Spirit living in you—anointing you to do great exploits for His Kingdom.
Open your soul to receive the greatest power of all and the greatest comfort enjoyed.
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1. Agyinasare, Charles. Speak, Lord: Hearing the Voice of God. (2022). Accra, Ghana: Agyinasare Global Publications, 44.
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