Seven Manifestations of the Spirit
Sunday sermon by pastor Rajesh Mathew, 31st July 2022
Today the Lord is going to fill you with the Holy Spirit. Don’t come here to listen but to receive. Isaiah 11: 2-3- The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him,
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The Spirit of counsel and might,
The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.
3 His delight is in the fear of the Lord,
And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes,
Nor decide by the hearing of His ears;
How many of you are grateful for the Word of God? Today the Word is about the Holy Spirit.
THE DIMENSIONS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
- The Holy spirit is the 3rd person of the Trinity. He is highest blessing given to us on planet earth. We have access to the Father by the Holy Spirit. Jesus is sitting at the right hand of the throne of God interceding for us. Whatever you have asked Jesus in prayer, is done by the Father through the Holy Spirit who is here on earth.
- If you keep the Holy Spirit aside or if you do not open your hearts to the Holy Spirit, we cannot become what God wants us to become. It is the spirit who is working in us.
- “Manifest in my heart and in my life, Holy Spirit” and the Father will send a fresh touch of the Holy Spirit upon your life.
FIRST DIMENSION- THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD
The Spirit of Lordship. It means that He is the one who will impart into your life authority. • He puts a man/woman in-charge and not as a slave. He places them in authority. Not to be salve and become depressed by your situations or challenges. The spirit of the Lord is a spirit of lordship. You are in charge! Devil, you are not in charge. This house belongs to God. You can command him to leave in authority. Say I have authority over every power of the enemy. • When the oil came upon David, be was able to take authority. He tore the lion apart. Goliath, lion and the bear did not have authority. David had no weapon, no position, no camera, no YouTube but he had authority in the place that he was in. The devil was not able to win against Him and the victory of the Lord was manifested over the enemy through the Spirit of Lordship. The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me.
Start walking that anointing from this day forth. You will take your territory! SECOND DIMENSION- THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM
- Wisdom to understand the purpose of God for your family, business, children. The Holy Spirit will help you understand the heart of God for you.
- Have your prayers not been answered? Wisdom will give you access to God's answer over your life. Friends may not be able to tell you, counsellors can't tell you but when God's wisdom comes upon you, the heavens will show you the purpose of God. What you should do, what you shouldn't do, the Holy Spirit will reveal to you in your heart
- Genesis 41- The spirit of wisdom was upon Joseph to remove the trouble/ struggle of a nation. That is for you as a child of God. God has not called you to be confused and depressed but God has called you to reveal His heart to you and to reveal His plans for you.
You will bring forth Generational solutions by the Spirit of wisdom.
- You will become a problem solver. Spirit of wisdom help you solve problems. The blessing and the gift is the spirit of wisdom. It will help you see the deliverance of a nation from famine. • Spirit of wisdom to show the purposes of God for your children. It is not by your thought process, not logic, not psychology but by the Spirit of wisdom.
THIRD DIMENSION- THE SPIRIT OF UNDERSTANDING
- It is good to have the Spirit of understanding. Why do you need it? This realm is that where Nothing is too difficult to comprehend’. Why is this happening in my life? Despite all the praying why this struggle? What is going on with my child? Give the Holy Spirit control. It is the impartation of Nothing is too difficult to comprehend.
Complex aspects that no one understands, God will reveal to you. Understanding will grant you that insight. Simplify and solve what is complex and complicated.
- When God's Holy Spirit works inside of, people who have complex problems will come looking for you. Don't be stressed out when that happens. God has already kept the solution inside of you. In school, college and business, ministry, God will enable you to understand the complex problems.
- Daniel had this spirit. Nebuchadnezzar recognized this and said the spirit of the gods is upon him. God is releasing this understanding upon some of you. People with double PhDs will not understand this but you can because of the spirit of understanding.
- You won't be a dummy, when the spirit of understanding comes upon you. God took me to the next level in the ministry only by my relationship with the Holy Spirit and every time I talk or preach of the Holy Spirit, an impartation happens.
- You need to have a childlike, open, humble and receptive heart; only then you can receive it. Lord, I need an impartation from you. If you cry to the Lord, the Holy Spirit will reveal things into your heart that you have never known before. In simple ways and in ways that will help you bring about quick and easy solutions to complex problems.
FOURTH DIMENSION- THE SPIRIT OF COUNSEL
- Holy Spirit is a spirit of counsel. The counsel of Ahithophel was made void. It was counsel against David. This morning whatever be the devil thoughts against your life, let it be made null and void in Jesus Name. But the counsel of God will stand forever. All the forces that are attempting to destroy you, leave your life. We cancel it by the Blood of Jesus. However, the counsel and plans of God will stand forever. No counsel of a black magician will stand against you. God will destroy it.
It is the impartation of winning advice and ideas
- You are on the winning side. Not confusion. Not wrong steps. Or mistakes. God wants you to win. God is on your side. You are in the winning team. Let confusions leave your life may there be winning ideas and thought processes over your life.
- The church of God will win here on earth.
The Lord is saying that the season of failures is OVER!
You will never make a wrong move. No more wrong moves. No more mistakes. Solutions will come into your heart. The Holy spirit is coming with clarity. You will be never caught on a wrong step. The devils’ plan to spoil your destiny is being cancelled. No more wrong moves! The Lord’s Holy Spirit will remove you from that danger zone.
FIFTH DIMENSION- THE SPIRIT OF MIGHT
- We used to consume “strong drinks” in the past. Even today we do, but only our brand has changed! We drink the spirit of might! We still get drunk but it is to be filled continuously with the Holy Ghost.
- The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of might. Earlier drinks sued to make you joyful. Today the spirit of might will give you even more joy. We have seen drunk people act very courageous. They are drunk and they go stand in front of a truck and command it to stop! You too can move in might. Stand in front of the devil and say do not tough me, my family, my children, STOP!
- Debt do not enter my house, bondages do not touch my children. I rebuke you in Jesus Name. the spirit of might!
- A drunk man has a different gait. Even when you are drunk with the spirit of might, your walk will be different, you will become better.
My walk and gait will change. I will not walk into that which hurts the heart of God.
- The Holy Spirit will control my weakness. People coming to church for years and have not changed listen, God is changing you today.
It is the importation of tireless energy. You become wired rugged. Practically unstoppable. People look at you and are shocked by the results that you manifest. It is not you but the spirit of might.
- We need energy to do what God wants us to do. Energy will help us fulfil his plans laziness, disinterest is the opposite of that.
- Lord, infuse into me tireless energy! This spirit of might will help you overcome the challenges and become victorious and remain in control of your life.
- Despite you praying, reading the Word and believing if your long-standing problems still remain, there is something wrong with you. Somewhere along the line, you have lost your relationship with the Holy Spirit.
Judges 14: 5-6- The Spirit of the LORD came powerfully upon him so that he tore the lion apart with his bare hands as he might have torn a young goat. But he told neither his father nor his mother what he had done.
- Many people want to just stay in their problem. Some people just come to hear a message, feel good and go back. They need nice points to note down but are not keen on any impartation. • If you have been coming to church, hearing the Word, praying and still your problem hasn’t left
you, there is something wrong with you. you do not have a relationship with the Holy Spirit. If this morning, you have come with a sincere heart to seek God’s face, you will see a response to your problem in the next 3 weeks, maximum 7 weeks. Don’t be discouraged by the problems that the people sitting next to you are facing.
- People who have come recently have been seeing breakthroughs but some of you sitting here for years are seeing nothing happen. That is because you have become religious and have lost the relationship with the Holy Spirit. You have grown comfortable in your problems. • God wishes that you have a relationship with the Holy Spirit.
Long standing problems to leave your lives. Heaven is terminating certain issues that you have been facing for 8 to 10 years. Thank you, Jesus. Become free this morning in Jesus name! Receive this in the Spirit,
I will have results in my life by the Spirit of Might.
The glory of His presence come upon you. Not after 11 days of fasting and prayer. Not slowly slowly, but immediately. Let his glory cause you to tear apart your lion.
SIXTH DIMENSION- THE SPIRIT OF KNOWLEDGE
This gives you access to inside information. There is information inside information.• Once God spoke and I heard it twice- power belongs to God. God spoke but twice the disciple heard it – power belongs to God. You should be able to catch what's coming from the Word. God may speak to you once but you hear it twice. You should be able to catch what is inside what God is saying by the Holy spirit.
An apostle may say it once but you need to catch what's in it. That knowledge is beyond the scope of your education.
- If you are a believer, there is something beyond education that God has given you. Learn to tap into that knowledge. Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Tap into inside information that God wants to give into your life.
- Discern, understand and access the heart behind what a pastor or the Lord speaks. It is the spirit of knowledge. Glory to God
SEVENTH DIMENSION- THE SPIRIT OF THE FEAR OF THE LORD
It is the impartation of Reverence and respect and value for the almighty.
- You won’t sit in church chewing gum. If you respect the PM narendra Modi, when you go to meet him, will you chew gum standing in front of him? If you give that respect to the PM of this country, how much more to the Creator of the heavens and the earth?! I will be reverent and devotional.
God has to hold a valuable place in your life.
- It I good to kneel down before God. When a man of God speaks the word, if possible, I sit down on the floor. It is the honour that you give God's word.
- You give full attention to a movie if it is at midnight but what happens when you hear the Word? • If you have the fear of God inside of you, you are not lacking wisdom. Honour the men of God. If you treat them lightly, you don’t have the fear of God.
- None of them preach for respect but to obey God. If you have seen men of God at your level, you have lost the fear of God. If you honour the Lord, His Word, his church and His men and women, it is by the Spirit of the Fear of God.
- Don’t pass judgements on them, if you do, you have lost the fear of God.
Fear of God means God is occupying the most valuable place in your life. Otherwise you take God for granted
- If you get the opportunity to worship God, will you sit silently? If you know that you are here to worship HIM, you don’t need to worry who is leading worship and who is on stage. You will just worship Him. you will wear your best to church. You will honour Him with what you have
- Get up early and brush your teeth, behave like you are going into the presence of God. Worship Him in the Spirit and truth. When you do so, the atmosphere will change in your homes. • Deliverances happen in the fear of God.
Psalms 23: The Lord will anoint my head with oil.
- The shepherd anoints the head of the sheep. The oil is found to be a snake repellent. If the sheep mistakenly puts it head into a snake hole, the snake will not bite it because of the oil! • If you have put your head into snake holes (places of danger), the fact that you were still protected and not destroyed is because of the oil upon your head!
- The oil makes the serpent move away! If anointed men and women of God enter into a problem, the serpent will flee. The issues where you get involved will see the presence of God flow.
The Good shepherd will anoint my head with oil
Genesis 39:2-6- 2The LORD was with Joseph, so he became a successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian. 3Now his master saw that the LORD was with him and how the LORD caused all that he did to prosper in his hand. 4So Joseph found favor in his sight and became his personal servant; and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he owned he put in his charge. 5It came about that from the time he made him overseer in his house and over all that he owned, the LORD blessed the Egyptian’s house on account of Joseph; thus the LORD’S blessing was upon all that he owned, in the house and in the field. 6So he left everything he owned in Joseph’s charge; and with him there he did not concern himself with anything except the food which he ate.
- If the oil is upon you, you will prosper. The Egyptian pharaoh saw that whatever Joseph did, prospered.
WHAT WE LEARN FROM JOSEPH
- Joseph SERVED the Egyptian master
- Joseph was bought from the slave marker. There are flower and vegetable markets. Those days, there were also slave markets. People used to buy and trade slaves and the only intention was to purchase them for money and make them work till they die and get the return on investing money into the slave. Even there, Jesus stood with Joseph and he was not destroyed but he prospered.
- God will promote you in the midst of the situations where you are being exploited. A stranger, a slave, a non-Egyptian prospered in Egypt.
Someone who is listening to me from another nation, God will proposer you in that land even when there seems to be no chance for your growth.
- Who are you serving? For you to be victorious and to go forward, you need a servant’s heart. The new testament church needs to serve. The blessing is inside service. Serve God with your money, with your time, with your house, with your car, with your family.
- When Joseph became prosperous by serving his Egyptian master, how much more will the Lord bless you who serve HIM. Don’t use excuses for not serving God. Don’t hold other people in church responsible for that.
- When you get the opportunity to serve God, do it! Do whatever little task is given to you. I used to lay out chairs in church, pass on the oil to my pastor etc.
If your heart is that of a servant, you will never miss a chance to serve. God will create opportunities for you. If you have a car, bring two people to church, if you have a home, open it for God. Serve God with whatever you have!
- Joseph was HONEST. He was a man of INTEGRITY.
- Joseph was entrusted with everything that Pharoah had. Can people entrust you with something? So many people come for counselling and tell me, I had entrusted this to so and so person, but he messed it up. I entrusted this person with my property but he cut of all trees and has left with the money!
- When you are entrusted with ministry, will you be honest? It is easy to entrust people with ministry but if you don’t stand in integrity can I bring you out of that position?
If God has entrusted you with something, don’t take advantage of it. Stand in that with sincerity, integrity and honesty. Oil and ministry will keep on increasing if you are honest
- Joseph walked the path of HOLINESS
Verse 8: But he refused and said to his master’s wife, “Behold, with me here, my master does not concern himself with anything in the house, and he has put all that he owns in my charge. 9
- He refused to sleep with Potiphar’s wife. Learn to refuse certain things. He refused to have that relationship that could spoil his future. What are you refusing?
- I told a young person the other day- you need to know how to zip up your pant. Don’t leave your bra in your friend’s place!
- HOLINESS! Refuse to sleep around! Joseph had the spirit of the Lord upon him. • He was honest, he knew how to serve and he knew how to keep himself holy unto God. When you stand like this, God’s Spirit and its dimensions will keep on increasing and you will keep on prospering.
- Joseph was called into the palace, the rape accused become the Prime Minister, a non-Egyptian became a Prime Minister because God was with Joseph!
- Just surrender to God. Tell him you want a new beginning, you want to move in the manifestation of the Spirit
If you submit to God, He will promote you and you will walk in authority. Extra beautiful garments will be given to you. Second chariots were given to Joseph. Heaven will bless you.