Our Portion of the Holy Spirit
Thursday, July 26, 2012
All the saints of God are given a portion of the Holy Spirit but not all are given the same portion. Each saint is given his or her own portion of the Holy Spirit as God and Christ determine.
KJV Romans 12:4-8
4. For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
5. So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
6. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
7. Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
8. Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
Whatever portion we have been given God will expect growth from us in overcoming our sins and growing in grace and knowledge as we are being transformed into the image of Gods son, the man Jesus Christ, not the spirit being Jesus.
KJV 2 Corinthians 3:18
18. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
The saints must walk in agreement with God and Christ and submit themselves willingly, of free will, yielding to the working power of Gods spirit in their lives. They must not quench or grieve the Holy Spirit or bury their talent else they will be cast out and beaten with many stripes.
KJV Luke 12:47-48
47. And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
48. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
The parable of the talents reinforces the idea that not all of the saints are given the same portion of the Holy Spirit but all are expected to gain or grow more talents, that is grow in the spirit, overcome sin and develop the nature of the divine, to become like God in the sense that you will be made unable to sin just as God and Christ are.
Jesus was not given only a portion of the Holy Spirit but 100% of it and God the Father sealed the nature of Jesus to be like His own, unable to sin.
KJV John 3:34
34. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
KJV John 6:27
27. Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
This seal that the Father placed on Jesus is the same seal that God places upon the elect that are alive and remain at the return of Jesus. The saints that have died before this were sealed at death because God accepted their growth, their producing more talents. They have to be sealed at death because dead people no longer grow spiritually and the very next moment they are alive in the resurrection does not provide any time to grow further. So the dead saints are sealed at death with whatever growth they have achieved with the portion of the Holy Spirit God gave to them.
KJV Ephesians 4:30
30. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
All the saints that have died had to have been sealed at death or unto the day of redemption or for the day of redemption.
What you must understand about this is that all growth is done while we are yet in this flesh and there is no growth in death. The saints are not made unable to sin when resurrected but at death they are sealed or if alive sealed just before the tribulation strikes. Now Jesus Christ was sealed by God the Father with 100% of the Holy Spirit and was unable to sin as man on Earth and the saints are being transformed now to be in that human image of Jesus first before being changed into spirit beings. Jesus Christ was perfect and unable to sin since he was formed in the womb of Mary. The saints must be worthy of the kingdom and righteous because the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom.
A saint is Gods workmanship. Whatever portion of the spirit a saint has been given he or she is expected by God to grow, bear fruit, produce more talents. Not all the saints have been given the same portion for they are placed in the body as God and Christ determine. The greater the responsibility of the office given the greater the portion and also the greater requirement.
The saints qualify and are worthy of the kingdom of God before they inherit it. Jesus was the king of the kingdom of God while a man in the flesh because he was sealed with 100% of the Holy Spirit and God required more of Jesus than any other man; to give his perfect life as the sacrifice for the sins of the world. The goal of each saint is to grown to the stature of Christ the man. If you only have two talents this does not mean you can only gain two more. God does not limit the degree you can grow because a person with two talents can produce more than the one who was given ten.
KJV Matthew 13:8-9
8. But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
9. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
KJV Lamentations 3:33-36
33. For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.
34. To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth.
35. To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High,
36. To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.
Our growth as saints can go beyond what portion God has given us if our treasure is God, Christ and the kingdom.
The growth we achieve in this life will determine the level of glory we receive in the kingdom.
KJV 1 Corinthians 15:41-44
41. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.
42. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
43. It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
44. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
KJV Matthew 25:20-21
20. And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
21. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
KJV Luke 19:16-19
16. Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.
17. And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.
18. And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.
19. And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.
As each saint was given a different portion of the Holy Spirit each grew in the spirit and each was rewarded with ruler ship over cities. The glory of the one who had ten was greater than the one who had five. The star of the one who had ten outshined the one who had five. This is because in this life the one who had ten used the power of the Holy Spirit in his life to grow more than the one who had five. Each one grew and each one received everlasting life but each one did not receive the same glory or authority in the kingdom of God.
The request of the mother of the sons of Zebedee was not in the power of Jesus to give but it is obvious that positions in the kingdom are determined by the Father.
KJV Matthew 20:21-23
21. And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.
22. But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.
23. And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.
Jesus referred to the positions of glory in the kingdom as offices, mansions or palaces. These positions in the kingdom of God are prepared for the saints. Not all positions have the same authority and glory.
KJV John 14:2-3
2. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
It is now, in this life, that the saints qualify and are made worthy and then sealed at death for the day of redemption when they will be made immortal.