Text: 1 Kings 5:1-27, Acts 5:1-14, John 4:14-19
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the trinity. He is known as the comforter. John 16:7 confirmed it. To reveal is to make known something that was previously secret or unknown. It is to bring a hidden thing to the open.
The Holy Spirit, as the revealer, brings to the open or makes known things that are unknown or hidden. In addition to the work of the Holy Spirit are groaning in prayers on your behalf, comforting you in times of trials, enlightening you in times of confusion, and launching you into the realms of the miraculous. He is also a revealer of divine secrets.
The Holy Spirit reveals to us many things that we do not know. Our God is all knowing therefore nothing can be hidden from Him. Whatever you do in the secret will be brought to the open. Therefore, outwardly and inwardly you have to be pure as admonished in Heb 10:22. 1 Thess 5:51-22 says "Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil". You are admonished to do good always and not evil whether you are alone or in company of others.
God knows you inside out. He knows the number of strands of hair on your head, your name, your abode and every thought of yours. So unto thyself be truthful and do good always. Psalm 1:1 says "Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stands in the way of sinners or sits in the sit of mockers". You are recognised by your deeds. Just as a tree is recognised by its fruits".
What would you want the Holy Spirit to reveal about you?
Let us consider some of the activities revealed by the Holy Spirit as recorded in the scriptures.
2 Kings 5:1-27
After Naaman, captain of the army of the king of Syria had been healed of leprosy by dipping himself seven times in River Jordan as directed by Prophet Elisha, he went with gifts to appreciate Elisha. Elisha did not accept the gifts. However Gehazi, Elisha's servant secretly went behind to receive gifts from Naaman. This action of Gehazi was revealed to Elisha by the Holy Spirit. When Elisha accosted Gehazi, he denied and leprosy was pronounced on him and his generation.
Note that the Holy Spirit will always reveal and bring to the open everything you do. No hidden place for the evil doer. When you think nobody is watching, the Holy Spirit is watching. Be mindful of what you do!
Ananias and his wife Sapphira sold their land as many used to do in the church of old and would bring the money to the common purse to share and use on the entire church. But Ananias and Sapphira kept part of the money and lied that they brought everything. The Holy Spirit revealed their actions to Peter. The bible said in Act 5:3, "then Peter said, "Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?". Act 5:4c says, "You have not lied to men but to God".
Ananias on hearing this fell and died and he was buried. Just three hours later as recorded by the bible, Peter challenged Sapphira and straight away she too fell down and died. She was buried near her husband.
Lesson to learn from this is that the Holy Spirit will always reveal information. Also you should never join anybody to do evil because you will be treated individually and you will bear the consequences. Your actions and deeds whether passive or active will always be revealed!
The Samarian woman was amazed when Jesus whom she thought did not know her and had never met her physically said in John 4:18, "the fact is you have had five husbands and the man you now have is not your husband". The Bible says in John 4:19, "Sir, the woman said I can see that you are a prophet". Note that the Holy Spirit is at work. He is still revealing things to saints and the righteous of our days. Everything about the woman was known to Jesus.
You cannot hide anything from God. Whatever you are hiding from your pastor or people around you is known to God. Do not forget that He knows you by name, your location and what you do every second.
The bible says in Jeremiah 23:24, "Can anyone hide in secret place so that I cannot see him? Declares the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? Declares the Lord". As Jesus knows everything about the Samarian woman, as the Holy Spirit revealed Ananians and Sapphira to Peter and Gehazi to Elisha, He is still doing the same today.
Father, I ask for the companionship of the Holy Spirit to reveal your plan for my life and to guide and direct my paths in Jesus name I pray. AMEN