Now more than ever the body of Christ must mature in the ways of the Spirit to fulfill God's plan for His kingdom as the clock ticks steadily toward the return of Jesus Christ. The only way we will fulfill the Great Commission Jesus left us is to have both the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit and His power fully operating in our lives. The problem is most believers don't know the difference between the two or how to walk in the fullness of all God has called us to do. In some ways, we've had things backwards and short-circuited God's best.
In Overflowing with the Holy Spirit, author Pat Harrison teaches about the dual role of the Holy Spirit in your life--to establish you first in the indwelling and then in the outpouring. The working of the Holy Spirit within matures you in holiness and oneness with Jesus. Then the outpouring comes upon you with power, ability, efficiency, and might to bless others. Understanding the two intertwined facets will help you walk in the fullness of both--until you're overflowing with the Spirit in everyday life.