The Holy Spirit and the Successful Christian Life (2)
- The Lord Jesus said, ” . . . without Me ye can do nothing.” John 15:5
- This is a frank reminder that the ability to live the Christian life is not our own. We cannot please God through self-effort. ”But without faith it is impossible to please Him . . . . ” Hebrews 11:6
- The Provision of God for daily enablement is the Person and ministry of the Holy Spirit.
The Church, which was born on the Day of Pentecost, is a baptized and an anointed Church. When one becomes a believer today, he is made a member of that Church (I Cor. 12:13). As a consequence, through his relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church, the believer is baptized and anointed with the Holy Spirit and is enabled to carry out the Great Commission. The present day believer possesses all the value and power of Pentecost to live a successful Christian life.