The Holy Spirit or The Spirit of Yahweh is a subject that is very important for all believers in Messiah to understand. I believe the power of the Holy Spirit is needed in our lives so that we can walk according to Yahweh’s will and full potential for us. We must be led by HIS spirit. Let’s start with the basic understanding. Please do your homework and see that all believers need to baptised by the Spirit of Yahweh so that we can walk in the fullness of His power and do His will. Rejecting the baptism of the Holy Spirit is rejecting the Spirit of Yahweh. Don't allow what you've seen on television affect the truth of Yahweh's word. Also, there are nine different gifts of the Holy Spirit, not just one.
Some people think that the "Holy Ghost" didn't come to earth until the New Testament. That is because the words Holy Ghost are not found in the pages of the Tanakh (Old Testament), but "Holy Spirit" is found in the Tankch many times. Even David in the Psalms prayed "Psa 51:11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me." There are several different words use in the Scriptures to describe the spirit of Yahweh. They are Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, Spirit of Yahweh (Spirit of the LORD or Adonai), and the Hebrew term which is Ruach ha Kodesh.
Yahweh is still alive and He still moves in the hearts and lives of His covenant people. He still performs miracles and still gives each of us gifts as stated in the Scriptures in I Corinthians 12:7-11.
1Co 12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
I have experienced the power of the spirit of Yahweh during times of worship and the Father has spoken directly to my heart to do certain things for him many times. I have seen and experienced all of the gifts being used and none of them are done away with. Yahweh is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He wouldn’t give us gifts and then take them away, any more than we would give a precious little baby a gift and then take it away. Mat 7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
One of the main messages that Yahweh has put on my heart to share at churches, assemblies, fellowships, and congregations is about not grieving the spirit of Yahweh and the importance of people being baptized with His spirit (Having the overflowing presence of the Almighty in our lives).
How can we walk in His full potential if we reject His power, His presence, or if we are constantly grieving Him by making up our own rules and tossing out the rules He gave us in the Scriptures? How do we grieve Him? Through entertainment such as TV, books, music, internet, video games, jokes, the way we dress and act, our lifestyles, images in our homes, or complacency (not doing anything at all for His kingdom).
The following Scriptures tell us what our lives should be like if we are truly walking in the Spirit of Yahweh.
Gal 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of Yahweh. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
The word "anointed" is derived from a verb which means to pour or rub a substance (usually oil) on someone. In the Bible, people were anointed with oil to serve as prophets, priests, or kings. Yeshua was anointed with the Holy Spirit to be the Prophet like unto Moses (Deut. 18:15¬19), our High Priest after the order of Melchizedek (Heb. 5:6-10), and the King of kings (Rev. 19:16).