I used to wonder (years ago) what the goal of the Holy Spirit was in my own personal life. I understood the Gifts, the Callings, and the Ministry part of it, because of the personal insights that the Lord had given to me already about those things, but I knew that there had to be something deeper than that.
So as I began to seek the Face of Jesus Christ more and more, He began to Unveil something to me that I had never heard preached anywhere before! As the Holy Spirit began speaking to me about it, I realized that while God was working on the outside of my life with those giftings, callings, anointings, and ministries, He was actually doing a deeper internal work upon me than I had ever before realized.
One day (After pressing in for weeks to understand this work He was doing) the Holy Spirit said to me, “Daniel, do you understand what I Am doing to you?” And I said, “No Lord I really don’t, but whatever it is that You’re doing I will embrace it.” Then Holy Spirit then declared to me, “On the outside of your life I’m going to use you as a Witness, but upon the inside of your life I AM GOING TO USE YOU AS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT MY LOVE REALLY LOOKS LIKE!”
As I sat there hearing Him say this in my ears, I really didn’t understand at the time what that really looked like and to this day I am still pressing into that understanding, but one afternoon as I was reading the Word of God, and a couple of verses jumped off of the page and into my face as though they had been highlighted by Him:
“IN THIS [UNION AND COMMUNION WITH HIM] LOVE IS BROUGHT TO COMPLETION AND ATTAINS PERFECTION WITH US, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him], BECAUSE AS HE IS, SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD. There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but FULL-GROWN (complete, perfect) LOVE [a]TURNS FEAR OUT OF DOORS AND EXPELS EVERY TRACE OF TERROR! For fear [b]brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection].” 1 John 4:17-18
The goals of God in your life aren’t just so that you can be the witness for God, but rather to allow the very person that you are, to be completely Transformed BY HIS LOVE, AND INTO HIS LOVE!
Perfect (Mature) Love (Agape) not only removes Fear it, completely destroys it. Whenever something of the enemy’s kingdom comes into the proximity of God’s Presence or Power it gets completely consumed by it. Fear will not only be cast out of you when You Become Mature Love, it’ll completely destroy the devil’s works around it as well.
It’s not enough to just Encounter the Love of God, the Holy Spirit was sent to Transform us into the Love of God as His Ambassadors here.
“Beloved, we are [even here and] now God’s children; it is not yet disclosed (made clear) what we shall be [hereafter], BUT WE KNOW THAT WHEN HE COMES AND IS MANIFESTED, WE SHALL [as God’s children] RESEMBLE AND BE LIKE HIM, FOR WE SHALL SEE HIM JUST AS HE [REALLY] IS.” 1 John 3:2
So what are you becoming this morning? What is the Holy Spirit doing upon the inside of your life? Is your focus upon the external callings, anointings, and ministries, or are you intimately aware of what God is doing upon the inside of you?
Allow the Holy Spirit to Transform your life with His! Learn how to die to yourself so that Christ can live in you and so that you can truly understand the Love of God:
“And so faith, hope, LOVE abide these three; but the greatest of these is LOVE.” 1 Corinthians 13:13