Praise God for the Holy Spirit! At regeneration, God flooded your soul with His very own Presence. It is wonderful! From His internal control center, He guides us, He corrects us, He empowers us, He sustains us, He refreshes us, He sanctifies us and He illuminates the Word of God to us. These are things we’re sure of because God tells us they happen.
But there are some folk beliefs about the Spirit too. For example, have you ever said you “sensed” (or “felt”) the Spirit? When a disgruntled member was leaving the church, he insisted he no longer “sensed the Spirit” at Keystone, seeming to imply that the Spirit had beat him to the door. Yet others in the church would gush after service, “Pastor, I really sensed the Spirit today!” I squirm at both kinds of comments. You sense that…, on what basis? Good music? Good message? The message was especially relevant to me? Everyone was enthusiastic? Vancouver, Washington Pastor Cole Brown offers some great insight.