"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches" (Revelation 2:29)
There is a question that should be answered in every Christian church: Are we honoring the Holy Spirit of God? That is, are we allowing Him to do what He wants to do in our midst today?
More than once in the Revelation John mentions the seven-fold Spirit of God and His presence before the heavenly throne. Jesus did not begin His earthly ministry until at His water baptism the living Spirit of God had become all of those things to Him.
I have reason to suspect that many people are trying to give leadership in Christian churches today without ever having yielded to the wise and effective leading of the Holy Spirit. He truly is the Spirit of wisdom, understanding and counsel. He alone can bring the gracious presence of the living God into our lives and ministries.
Jesus has left to us the same power which He possessed. He has bequeathed to the Church the very Holy Spirit that lived and worked in Him. Let us accept this mighty gift.
~A. W. Tozer~