Brian Houston in his 2019 Christmas message to Hillsong Church spoke on Holy Spirit’s role in the Christmas story. It is something that is easily overlooked, yet is the very heart of the story as that is how a virgin became pregnant. This made me think of the other times the Spirit was present at the birth of things. Now, these births cause the world and secular thinkers’ great displeasure and they often have very unnecessary things to say about each of them!
Genesis 1: 2 – The Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. The Spirit was at Creation – the birth of this Age that tells the story of His people. The “world” cannot accept that God created the world and oversees His planet.
Luke 1: 35 – The Holy Spirit and the Power of the Highest will come to you and hover over you. The Holy Spirit supplied the “50%” of the DNA that Mary did not get from a man. The “world” really has a hard time with this. Joseph even had a “hard” time with this until God sent an angel to him. This Story, the Christmas Story, is what sets Christianity apart. This is no less a story of Creation as the one in Genesis and unless the Holy Spirit opens your heart to it you will not believe.
Acts 2: 2-4 – On the day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit blew into Jerusalem and hovered over the Upper Room and 120 praying believers and birthed the Church of Jesus Christ. The “world” does not like this either! All sorts of attacks have been launched against the Church, but the Holy Spirit has always reserved a believing “120” to pray and carry His message to the harvest fields.
John 3: 3 – Unless you are born again you will not see the Kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit will hover over you to get you born again. He will not make you accept Jesus and the Good News of the Kingdom. But if YOU decide to leave the “world” behind and go the opposite direction from it (repentance); Holy Spirit will birth something in you and fill you with all the power needed to live a righteous life. See Following Jesus at the top of the page and Happy Birthday!
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