There are people who deny the work of the Holy Spirit, even though they say that they have faith. A true man of faith believes in Jesus and makes peace with God. And he receives the Holy Spirit whom Jesus promised to send. And he witnesses to Jesus according to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, there is absolutely no denying the Holy Spirit while claiming to have faith.
Can you become one with God at the same time as you blaspheme the Holy Spirit? Can you recognize God while you neglect the Holy Spirit? Absolutely not. The Holy Spirit comes to us with Jesus' life and the work of the blood on the cross and the words of truth, and is with us forever. There is no law to prohibit this. Who can forbid the Word of God?
If the Holy Spirit does not come, we cannot confess Jesus as Lord. The proof of 'receiving the Holy Spirit' is to confess Jesus as the Savior of the sinner. Our flesh is on earth, but our hope is in heaven, and on the day when our flesh ends, we will live with Him in eternal heaven.
Therefore, we should not waste time trying to satisfy our desires of a trivial sinful nature. We should use all our toil, sweat and efforts preciously for the time of our soul. We can only live once in the flesh. Please bear in mind that the person who most carefully uses their time will enjoy most glory at the time of soul.
Pastor Seok-Jeon Yoon
Extracted from the church newspaper #525 (Apr 22, 2017)