With every encounter with Jesus, truth is revealed. There is no way we can encounter Jesus in a spiritual experience and go into error or remain unchanged. The truth is Jesus is The Truth, He is the Word made flesh. He is the Perfect image of the invisible God, the radiance of the Father’s glory, the Light of the world from the Unapproachable Light. The more you encounter Him, more liberated and transformed you will be.
The role of the Holy Spirit is to glorify Jesus and reveal the beauty of the Father through the Son. In all that He does (signs, wonders and miracles), His only agenda is to reveal the glory of God by glorifying Jesus and making Him known to all humanity. He is the One who guides us into all Truth. He enjoy escorting us into the chamber of encounter meet with the Person of Jesus and to experience His Splendor and Beauty. Truth is not just a set of knowledge, doctrine or principle, but a Person. The chamber of encounter is more than a venue, space, or a conference; it resides within us.
In my charismatic world, sometimes we overly-sensationalise encounters to merely an outward manifestation (which I fully enjoy and pressing in for on a regular basis), leaving a void in a generation of young people without discipling and coaching them to search deeply into their soul.
I believe something did transpired during those moments of crying, laughing and shaking under the power and presence of God. But what we fail in doing as youth leaders is to equip them on how to engage their inner world (soul and spirit) in discovering an aspect of Truth (Jesus) that was revealed them while their soul is tenderise and their spirit sensitise in those moments of encounters.
When Truth (Jesus) is not presented while their inner world is being awaken, lies and deceit is gonna fill those voids and negetive stronghold will be built in thier lives.
If Truth (Jesus) is presented while their inner world is being awakened, they will be able to declare like how the psalmist would declare in times of trouble, “God is my Stronghold.”
Written on 22/11/16