What would you think if someone gave you a car that ran on an unlimited and free power source? You would probably consider that a really cool blessing. Am I right?

What if they refused to identify the power source and/or where it could be obtained? That wouldn’t be so cool. The car would be a useless and frustrating gift. Right again?

If, as we read in Romans 10:10 (NKJV):

“…with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

and, as 1Corinthians 12:3 relates:

“…no one can say Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit.”;

What do we make of those raised up in denominations and streams that were not taught the operation of the Holy Spirit in salvation?

Are their teachers not only refusing to go in, but preventing others from entering (Matthew 23:13)?

I’m just asking.

Perhaps we might accept that a convert’s initial confession is empowered by prevenient grace – even without some introductory understanding of the Holy Spirit’s work.

But what about the continuing work?

Salvation is a process that continues as we surrender ourselves more fully to the lordship of Jesus Christ. How does this happen without the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives?

How important is it to understand and believe in His working, for salvation to be effectual?

I’m just asking.

For more on the Holy Spirit’s work in and through those being saved, check out our Lost Foundation article and video on the subject.

Humbly yours and forever His,

Rob