We Will be Used When We are Filled with the Holy Spirit
What kind of person will God use? He is the one who truly loves God, who is against sin and who always stands by the Lord.
We should always be with the Lord while we live on the earth, so that we can say, “Please use me” when He wants to use us.
What gift does God give to someone? The Lord gives gifts to those who aspire to be used by Him according to the needs and will of the Lord.
The Lord uses man through the Holy Spirit. Therefore, if you want to be used by Him, you must first acknowledge the Holy Spirit's works and gifts. We must be filled with the Holy Spirit. Today, however, some people do not hesitate to say things that ignore the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
They say things like, “Those who are out of their mind speak in tongues.” “We don’t need it because we can’t understand it when it is not interpreted.” “The fortune teller will prophesy.”
Do you think God will use people who speak in such a careless way?
It is really scary if the work of the Holy Spirit is stopped in my life. The Holy Spirit comes to those who repent. If we repent and separate ourselves from sin, injustice, and evil spirits, the Holy Spirit will work strongly in us.
The Lord gave the disciples power and sent them out to evangelise, they cast out demons and healed the people. But when Jesus was suffering before He went to take up the cross, they were afraid that they would be harmed. They scattered and ran away. (Matthew 26:55~56)
But when they received the Holy Spirit in Mark's upper room, the disciples went to the ends of the earth and preached the gospel, risking their lives. Finally, they became men who could be used by the Lord. Without the Holy Spirit, we cannot bear the work of God. So He gives gifts to those who are filled with the Holy Spirit, so that they can do the work of the Lord.
We should always be filled with the Holy Spirit to make ourselves people of the Holy Spirit, able to be used by God.
Pastor Seok-Jeon Yoon
Extracted from Yonsei Newspaper #494 (Aug 27, 2016)