Empowered by the spirit
"The Holy Spirit causes us to see Jesus as magnificent."
The Holy Spirit is the essential gift of God in the life of the believer. It is God's intention that all His people receive this authentic reality of life. The person of the Holy Spirit enables us to live in a full and victorious way honouring to God. We are as dependent on Him for our spiritual life as we are on the air we breath for our physical life.
The Holy Spirit gives us the power to live the Christian life and He enables us to continue in friendship with God in our day to day lives.
There are many fruits and gifts of the Spirit recorded in the New Testament, all of which are available for us today. The fruits of the Spirit, such as patience,kindness and joy are distinctives of Christian character which grow as a person continues in their love for Jesus. Gifts of the Spirit are things like prophesy which are given to the Church by God for her ongoing health and vitality. God has made every provision for the individual and the church through the free gift of His Spirit.
The activity of the Holy Spirit is the divine necessity in the life of the church. Without Him we are simply a group of people meeting together, with Him we can be the dynamic, joyful manifestation of Jesus Christ in a world very much in need of Him.