The Work of the Spirit

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Why did Ezekiel have such a powerful ministry? Why did God entrust him with so many important assignments? One reason was his incredible sensitivity to God’s Spirit. In fact, the book of Ezekiel is filled with frequent references to the Spirit.

We see the Spirit calling him and taking him away as “the hand of the Lord was strong on me” (Ezekiel 3:12-14). The Spirit entered him and gave him specific directions (3:24). He was lifted by the Spirit and brought to the exiles in Babylonia (11:24). And the Spirit inspired his vision of dry bones (37:1-14).

These revelations only were possible because of the Holy Spirit. Ezekiel discovered how the Spirit gives us a gateway into the spiritual realm. He opens our minds and hearts to spiritual truths and power.

The Bible tells us that our natural minds cannot receive or understand these spiritual insights. In fact, our flesh wars against the Spirit. Those without the Spirit cannot “accept the things that come from the Spirit of God.” These things seem foolish and “he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 2:14).

In your life, remember that the Spirit is essential to your walk with the Lord and to experiencing victory in Him. As you can see in the life of Ezekiel, the Spirit can lift you up. He can give you new insights and help you see the world in new ways. He can give you strength when you feel weak. He can encourage you when you feel discouraged. He can reveal things that are to come and fill you with supernatural power and wisdom.

Today, seek to be more sensitive to the Holy Spirit. Let Him speak to you and lead you, warn you and inspire you.