Ghost Stories: Part 3 – When the Holy Spirit Comes

What happens when the Holy Spirit Comes into your life?
If you have your Bible today, I would like you to turn to the Acts 1:8. Acts 1:8 says “you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” The question asked is what happens when the Holy Spirit comes onto you.

When the Spirit comes onto you

Many of you have met people who appear that the Holy Spirit not only fills them but overflows into every aspect of their life. The bad days come, they don’t complain, but instead, they grow closer in their faith. Often we look at these people, and we don’t understand why they are more filled with the Holy Spirit then you are. The difference is simple; they have more power in the Holy Spirit than you do.

You could also say that those people are more surrendered to the Holy Spirit. That isn’t a profound theological statement, but in reality, it is the truth. When the Holy Spirit comes, it isn’t the same for everyone. The Spirit flows out of them because they are more connected to Him.

Jesus stated in John 7:37-39 that “He who believes in Me (Jesus), as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water (Holy Spirit).” We can have the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit if we take the following steps.

  • Fear of God
  • Let what God’s Word says affect our life.
  • Make decisions based on what we see as valuable to God.

When we start taking those steps with our everyday life, we will allow the Holy Spirit to come with power into our life.

Vince Farrell

Vince Farrell

Senior Pastor - Journey Church Hopkinsville

Pastor Vince’s messages are timely, filled with Biblical wisdom and always brought to life in his unique way. Pastor Vince loves anything Star Wars and building Lego sets with his kids.