Should We Invite the Holy Ghost?


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“Lets invite the Holy Ghost”… Its popular right now in most churches but is it scriptural? well I couldn’t find it in the bible, so I guess its not biblical, follow my drift  (let me kick up dust here… a kick up dust tuesday!). Jesus said to pray in his name (John 14:13,14) in fact he said do all in my name. The simply reason is this, The Godhead dwells in Jesus (Col 2:9) . If I wanted to invite you into my home I wouldn’t ask your spirit I would ask you! Why invite the Holy Ghost anyway, He’s already here, It’s his place. He was here before you! You’re his guest.

Anyway why not invite the father while you’re at it and the son also, I mean let’s invite the whole family!  There again we pray sideways like this because of our misunderstanding of  just how many persons make up the Godhead! Lets get it right. God is one and God is Spirit. We pray in Jesus name because Jesus is the “name” of the Godhead. Paul said I will pray with the spirit, not pray to the spirit. Deception comes when we pray as we want rather than pray as Jesus wants us to pray, which is, in his name. Do all in my name, why! God is One (Col 3:17 Gal 3:20)


Have your say below.

  1. jusmeh Avatar

    Exactly why I pray to God directly.

  2. nightshade130 Avatar

    that is sooo true! Preach it Bro Paul!Sherline 😀

  3. Desiray Avatar

    But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. And Peter said to them, Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.

  4. The Co-Mission Avatar

    Great Post, Paul! I think this principle of prayer, presence of God, and understanding is key for living the abundant, supernatural life Jesus gives. Not that I have it down…in fact for me it is still an obstacle because of church culture I gre up in. But, I’m beginning to see that praying for things we already have (e.g. Holy Spirit to come when He’s already in us) really slows us down. Not that we are supposed to be results driven in our prayers, but it does ‘slow us down’ in our relationship with God. Thanks for posting! Blessings!Aaron

  5. Paul Avatar

    The Lord bless you my Aaron and thanks for your input and sincerity. Yes I truly believe the Lord himsef is showing us things about himself. To me truth always exalts Jesus. If hes made number one then its truth about him. If he is given the supremacy in all things he will always be exalted as both first and last, Lord and God…. Blessings Aaron hope you visit again..

  6. Paul Avatar

    That got me shouting…My Sister you are preaching worldwide..

  7. Paul Avatar

    Amen, my friend said to me, “I pray to the father in Jesus name.” I said, “hasnt the Father go his own name?…..”My sister you are a blessing, by the way glad to know you’re home and your journey went good… Keep smiling…big!Paul.

  8. Not Happenin On My Watch | Blo Avatar

    An awesome Word. Made me think… made me laugh… so true. Thank you for sharing! Blessings!

  9. Paul Avatar

    Thats cool…thank you!

  10. Carl Garrett Avatar

    Great word, Paul! The following is taken from the book I wrote; Amazing Promise – How Sweet The Sound. “In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus explains how disciples will be made: that all three persons of the Trinity are involved. They are to be baptized in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Disciples will be baptized, immersed, into what represents and characterizes all three persons of the God-head. Certainly they should be baptized in water, but they should also be immersed in the hope of spending eternity with God the Father, immersed in faith in Jesus blood to cleanse them of their sins, and immersed in the Holy Spirits love, in grace. They are to be immersed in the Promise of Love that bears the LORDs name: He is good (the Father); His love (the Son, Grace, Jesus) endures forever (the Spirit of Truth). The immersion of believers in His Promise of faithful Love is critical so they will fully trust the Fathers heart – that His heart is always good toward them, that His love for them endures forever. Note that and teaching them to obey is part of the previous statement of immersing them in the name of the LORD. It is immersion in Grace, resulting in Grace being born in them, that will empower and teach them to be obedient to every command and to say No to temptation – Titus 2:11-15.”

  11. Paul Avatar

    Brother Carl… yes, the immersion has another dimension added to it, because we are in Christ or in Jesus. I like your perspective and addition, revelation of our Lord. I have to look your book up, or you can leave a link here. Thankyou for your input brother Carl..Paul.

  12. Carl Garrett Avatar

    Here’s the link to the free online version of the book:, I will email you a copy so you can read it offline.Carl

  13. Paul Avatar

    The Lord bless you brother Carl, I will glady read your book and get back to you as soon as I am able. Many thanks .. Paul!

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