In the book of Revelation, Jesus Christ dictates to the apostle John seven letters to seven churches in Asia Minor, modern Turkey. These seven churches were actual local churches in A.D. 95 and typify churches throughout the church ages. Within these seven
letters, we discover how Christ communicates through the Holy Spirit to the church today.
Each letter from Christ is addressed to the angel or messenger of the church. When the messenger reads his letter, as well as six other letters, to the church, the Spirit speaks to the hearers through its words. The responsibility rests with the listener to hear what the Spirit is saying. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches” (Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22).
Hence, the key to being an overcomer of the world, the flesh, and the Devil is the Word of God and the Spirit’s ministry of it—to the ear and heart!
We must not be afraid of the Holy Spirit. He is a warm, loving, Divine Person. We need to listen to His personal message to each of us as we read the Scriptures that He inspired. We need to worship daily in Spirit and truth. Love God as the Triune God. Focus on all three Persons of the Trinity, not just the Father and the Son. We need to bond with the Holy Spirit. Realize He lives within you. Allow the Spirit to be the Paraclete and be careful not to sin against Him. If you do these things, you will enjoy the abundant life that Jesus offers to those who believe in Him.