Why You Need the Holy Ghost
Ernest Angley Ministries
LAY ASIDE ALL THE WEIGHTS AND RECEIVE THE HOLY GHOST
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith…, Hebrews 12:1,2. Friend, if you LAY ASIDE ALL THE WEIGHTS BY LOOKING TO JESUS, He will give you the Holy Ghost; for He said in John 14:16, And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever. James 5:8: Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. Lay aside the weights, look to Jesus and continue to look; receive the Holy Ghost.
YOU MUST HAVE THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT THAT COME THROUGH THE HOLY GHOST
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance…, Galatians 5:22,23. To bear the fullness of the nine fruits of the Spirit, one must have the Holy Ghost. There are no apples without an apple tree, no pears without a pear tree, and there are no fruits of the Spirit in your life unless you receive the bearer of those fruits, the Holy Spirit.
YOU MUST HAVE THE SEAL OF GOD
In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Ephesians 1:13. Note that it says AFTER YOU HEARD THE WORD OF TRUTH, AFTER YOU BELIEVED or were saved, THEN YOU WERE SEALED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT. This seal comes AFTER YOUR CONVERSION. What is the promise? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and YE SHALL RECEIVE THE GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST, Acts 2.38. …Wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but YE SHALL BE BAPTIZED WITH THE HOLY GHOST not many days hence, Acts 1:4,5.
BE A WITNESS TO GOD'S POWER THROUGH THE HOLY GHOST
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in
BE FOUND BLAMELESS THROUGH THE HOLY GHOST
Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, BE DILIGENT that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, AND BLAMELESS, II Peter 3:14. …AND UNTO THEM THAT LOOK FOR HIM shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation, Hebrews 9:28. How can you truly be looking for Him unless you are blameless before him? Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the FULNESS OF CHRIST, Ephesians 4:13. YOU CANNOT HAVE THE FULLNESS OF CHRIST WITHOUT RECEIVING THE HOLY GHOST, neither can you have the fullness unless you are blameless. TO BE BLAMELESS YOU MUST WALK IN THE LIGHT. If you do not walk in the light, you are not blameless in the eyes of the Lord. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin, I John 1:7. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin, James 4:17. You will be blameless when you have done all the Lord requires, and that includes receiving the Holy Ghost baptism.
YIELD TO THE HOLY GHOST OR YOU WILL QUENCH THE SPIRIT
The Holy Ghost is here on a mission to get the Bride ready for the coming of Christ. Quench not the Spirit, I Thessalonians 5:19. Quench means to subdue, suppress, extinguish or make an end of. Some of you have allowed unbelieving preachers and teachers to cause you to quench the Spirit. No one could be ready for the coming of the Lord when he is turning his back on the Holy ghost baptism for his life. Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. QUENCH NOT THE SPIRIT. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God YOUR WHOLE SPIRIT AND SOUL AND BODY BE PRESERVED BLAMELESS unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, I Thessalonians 5:16-23. A person doing these things WILL RECEIVE the Holy Ghost.