“2022, the Holy Ghost in You” is the yearly word of the Lord for the Body of Christ from What You Will. Each year, we receive a word from the Spirit of the Lord that aligns our platform with the plans and purposes of God.
This word is the antithesis of word’s we’ve seen from several churches for 2022. Words like “It’s all about you in 2022” and “Doing you in 2022” left us a bit unsettled.
While God allows us self-expression and freedom, the worship of self is never permissible. We hope assemblies promoting such vanity will come to repentance. Our worship belongs to God.
The last thing we need is another platform of self-aggrandizement and self-seeking. We need platforms that promote righteousness, joy, and peace in the Holy Ghost. “2022 – The Holy Ghost in You” places an emphasis on the Spirit of God and His operation in us. We’re commissioned to preach the kingdom and the Holy Ghost accomplishes this through the Church.
The Holy Ghost in Us
When the Holy Ghost comes upon us we receive power to preach the kingdom. Speaking in tongues is evidence we’ve been filled with the Holy Ghost.
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth (Acts 1:8).
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance (Acts 2:4).
In these two scriptures we’re noting the difference between Holy Ghost coming upon us and Holy Ghost filling us. To clarify, think of a pot of boiling water: the steam from the water can come upon your skin. You feel the heat of the water and the moisture it produces, but your body isn’t filled with the water until you drink it in.
The Spirit of God Heals Us
People are healed by faith. Some seek out the prayers of others for healing which is Biblically acceptable, but the Holy Ghost can heal us without the help of anyone. He also steps in when we’re not certain what to pray.
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered (Romans 8:26).
Power to Heal Others
We have the power to heal others with the Holy Ghost. We can heal through prayer, the laying on of hands, quoting scriptures, or through words of knowledge.
And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease (Matthew 10:1).
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; (Isaiah 61:1).
The Spirit of Truth Guides Us
The Holy Ghost in us guides us into all truth. He shares with us what He receives from the Father and the Son. They are in constant communication even though Holy Spirit abides in us. Holy Spirit also reveals the deep things of God. The Bible teaches we can know the things of God supernaturally. Like all things Jesus promised, we receive them by faith.
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come (John 16:13).
But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God (1 Corinthians 2:10).
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:17-19).
In our ministry, we seek direction from the Spirit of God. He guides us into all truth and shows us things to come. We ask Him to direct our paths and He always does. Sometimes we miss it and He gently corrects us, but we make a sincere effort to seek the will of God.
Holy Spirit Gives Us Joy and Peace
The kingdom of God is righteousness, joy and peace in the Holy Ghost (Romans 14:17). We can have peace and receive comfort when we are in testing or trial.
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost (Romans 15:13)
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you (John 14:26).
Getting to Know the Holy Ghost
Getting to know the Holy Ghost takes time. It’s a matter of relationship. We have to acknowledge He’s with us and in us to help us hear from God.
We have a direct line to God through prayer but the Holy Ghost knows the will of God. He also confirms what He hears with the Word of God. This is why it’s so important to read the Word. The Holy Ghost will always confirm the will of the Father with the Word.
The Holy Ghost Testifies Jesus
Jesus came to promote the kingdom of God and The Holy Ghost testifies Jesus. Sadly, a lot of churches have shifted their focus. They make much ado about people; many come to church to get something from God verses giving something to Him. Services are tailored towards pleasing people over pleasing God. We enter into dangerous territory when we place our focus on self-love. Self-love is also idolatry and idol worshippers will not enter into the kingdom of God.
This year, let’s place our focus on the Holy Ghost. Let’s build a relationship with Him and allow Him to cultivate God’s best in us for His glory. He knows the will of God and He’s eager to share what He knows.
©2021 What You Will
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The scriptures references in this text are taken from the New King James Version of the Bible.