The Bible has so much to say about the Holy Spirit and His activity in our lives. And the devil is flat scared of the Holy Spirit — which is why he fights so hard against believers in their understanding of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 2:7 reminds us, “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory.” How do mere humans like you and I speak the wisdom of God in a mystery? Except by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Apostle Paul said,“For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries” (1 Corinthians 14:2). This is the mystery Paul was speaking of — we can speak the wisdom of God, the hidden wisdom of God in a mystery, through the power of the Holy Spirit. And these mysteries infuriate the devil because he thought he had Jesus whipped when he convinced the people to crucify Him — but little did he know. “Which none of the rulers of [that] age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory” (1 Corinthians 2:8).
So what else can the Holy Spirit do through God’s people if we would operate in the power of a spirit-filled life? “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him. But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit” (1 Corinthians 2:9-10).
In other words, the very measure of God’s power in a believer’s life is dependent on how much of his life is ordered by the Holy Ghost. The WORD and SPIRIT is crucial in the life of the believer. Not just one or the other, but both.
Paul went on to say, “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual” (1 Corinthians 2:12-13). One translation says, “And we impart in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths in spiritual language” (ESV).
There IS a spiritual language of Heaven. There are also two spirits in operation: the Spirit of God and the spirit of the world. Born-again believers have received the Spirit of God. Those not born-again (saved through Christ) find these things to be foolish. “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (verse 14). The ESV says the natural person doesn’t “accept” the things of the Spirit. In other words, they’re offered but not received. This should be a red-flag, when Christians don’t accept the things of the Spirit.
This is a trap of the enemy. If he can’t keep you from proclaiming salvation in Christ, then he will try to make the things of the Spirit seem foolish so you won’t accept them. Satan has worked very hard to avoid another Ephesus. Read the account in Acts, Chapter 19, of what happened when one man asked a few others if they had received the baptism of the Spirit. A whole city, region, and country, was turned upside-down because of a few men that got filled with the Spirit and began reaching and proclaiming God’s power.
So I encourage you to press into more – more of God, more of His Word, and definitely, more of His Spirit.