How You Can Have An Intimate Relationship With The Holy Spirit

You have to know someone intimately to be familiar with the desires of his or her heart.

And you have to be in close proximity to hear your friend express a quiet wish.

But it takes more than intimacy, and more than proximity, to move you to sacrifice your own priorities in favour of those of your friend.

Only love will move you to lay down your life.

Such was the love of three of David’s mighty men who were close enough to hear him say, “Oh, that someone would get me a drink of water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem!”

Unbidden, the three warriors broke through enemy lines at risk of their lives to fulfil David’s wish. (2 Samuel 23:13-17)

Intimacy With The Holy Spirit

Those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. (Romans 8:5)

There is a lot of talk about the Holy Spirit in Christian circles today.

Many of us have a great longing to see the Holy Spirit move, or for His power to be released to bring healing, deliverance, signs and miracles.

Kathryn Kuhlman once said,

‘There are literally thousands and thousands in the great charismatic movement who have never become acquainted with the person of the Holy Spirit, only with His gifts.’ [1]

And sadly, that statement is as true today as it was then.

So the question I am asking of you and myself today in response to this statement is, ‘Are you one of the many—the ‘thousands and thousands’—or one of the few?’

Many times we talk about ‘using’ the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

But there is another way of life possible—where we allow the Holy Spirit to ‘use’ us.

This way of living is only going to happen when we give Him leadership of our lives.

  • When we so value His Presence with us, and the relationship that we have with Him, that we cannot bear for anything to come between us.
  • When we are listening, ready for the sound of His voice
  • When we have so become attuned to Him as a Person—to His desires and what grieves and pleases Him…

…that we will respond accordingly [2].

The Fellowship of the Spirit

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you. (2 Cor 13:14)

The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity—God living in and with us.

He is not merely an impersonal power. The New Testament reveals the Spirit to be a Person with will, mind and emotions.

As well as empowering us, the Holy Spirit communicates and fellowship with us. He guides, teaches, helps, assures and comforts us. [3]

The Holy Spirit is God up close and personal.

The Ungrieved Presence of the Holy Spirit

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. (Eph 4:30)

Many years ago I read the story of a Chinese scholar-turned-pastor called Hsi [4].  It made a lasting impression upon me.

Pastor Hsi ministered deliverance to a troubled young man called K’ong at a conference.

A missionary who saw Hsi minister in the power of the Spirit pressed a large sum of money into his hands, as a gift towards his ministry.

Hsi received the cash without praying as to whether or not he should accept it. Immediately he felt uncomfortable.

As he went to pray about the matter, Hsi heard cries as the demonised man became uncontrollable once more.

No longer fearing Hsi, the demons in K’ong taunted him, saying ‘You have no power to control me any more.’

Realising that his soul’s response to the money had affected his ability to minister in the Spirit, Hsi went to the donor and returned the cash. He confessed that the sudden possession of a large sum of money had ‘come between his soul and God.’

Immediately he went to where K’ong was causing the commotion and quietly commanded the demons to be quiet and leave—with immediate and effective results.

Pastor Hsi later summed up this painful lesson with the words,

‘The ungrieved presence of the Holy Spirit is more to be desired than abundance of gold and silver.’

How To Have An Intimate Relationship With The Holy Spirit

Or do you suppose that the Scripture is speaking to no purpose that says, The Spirit Whom He has caused to dwell in us yearns over us and He yearns for the Spirit [to be welcome] with a jealous love? (James 4:5, AMP)

I want to have the kind of relationship with the Holy Spirit that Kathryn Kuhlman experienced—and that Hsi valued.

If this kind of relationship with the One who is God present with you, the Holy Spirit, is what you want, here are some steps to help you move closer to Him:

1. Realise that such a relationship—fellowship with the Holy Spirit—is possible

2. Hunger and thirst for intimacy with Him

3. Learn all you can about the Holy Spirit. Study His role, purpose, names, likes and dislikes from Scripture

4. Pray—ask to know Him more and for Him to fill you

5. Make a decision to go deeper in your relationship with God—to be more available to Him

6. Allow God to put His finger on anything in your life that displeases the Holy Spirit—and deal with it

He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. (2 Cor 1:21)

When I stand before the Father on that Day, He may ask me,

‘What did you do with what I entrusted to you—your gifts and talents, your time, opportunities, relationships, and call?

But there is another question He may ask that is currently challenging me:

‘What did you do with the One I sent you?’

If you can identify with having a hunger for intimacy with the Holy Spirit, or if you have any thoughts or experiences to share on this topic, I would love to hear from you.  Leave a comment below. If the comments section is not visible, click on this link and scroll down.


[1] A Glimpse Into Glory, by Kathryn Kuhlman with Jamie Buckingham

[2] Recommended Reading: Romans 8

[3] Recommended Reading: John chapters 14-16

[4] One of China’s Scholars, by Howard Taylor

Related Posts:

Relational Pathways to Intimacy with Father, with Jesus and with Holy Spirit

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A Prophetic Vision: God’s Call To Intimacy With Him

How to have an Intimate Friendship with God

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71 thoughts on “How You Can Have An Intimate Relationship With The Holy Spirit

  1. Helen, this was excellent, so timely and well said, I myself am so hungry for more of the Holy Spirit, thank you for the time and effort you put in to sharpening iron……..xoS

    • Thank you Sandi, so thrilled to have you journeying alongside me and sharing the hunger!
      I am convinced that the level of ‘Spirit-consciousness’ that we experience as Christians is going to increase in this next season, not just in our church life, but in our everyday life.
      An important part of us preparing for that is to allow Him to stir that hunger in us, enlarging our capacity to receive and relate to Him. After being a Christian for more than 35 years, it would be so easy to think that I have experienced all there is to know of God. But I believe that there is so much more…even though I’m not sure what that LOOKS like yet!

  2. I am moved to the core reading this Helen. It’s first for me to have that relationship with the Holy Spirit then….being so much more in tune with Him, being able to effect people, places and, situations which changes things. This…..must make our short time on earth more and more fruitful and powerful!!! I want it!!!

    • Hi there Millicent and thank you.

      I believe that one of the ways in which we can know the Spirit more in a personal way, is to know and discover more about Him through what the Bible says.

      Last week I did an informal study on the Holy Spirit by doing a search in the New Testament on every time the Holy Spirit is mentioned. I was particularly interested in learning more about the ROLE of the Spirit, and divided my notes into three sections: The role of the Holy Spirit 1. In our personal lives, 2. In the church, and 3. In bringing unbelievers to Jesus.

      I would recommend the Online Study Bible, in which you can do a keyword search:

      Another interesting study is to look into the Names of the Holy Spirit in scripture, which reveal many things about Him.
      Also, for more information about the baptism in the Holy Spirit, read Acts 2, Luke 11:13, Luke 24:49, Acts 8:14-17

  3. I came to release in this period of grace, that two people can do good great and wonderful things as long as one of them is the Holy Spirit of promise.

  4. hi.. this site is really amazing.. thank you for the information about the Holy Spirit.. yea i really want to have a deep intimacy relationship with Him. all i know about Him, in the past few days, is He is just a loving Person. I came to know that He feels, gets hurt and the One who longs to have a fellowship with me though He knows that i’m unworthy for it. Wow.. i feel that He is the One my longs for.. He is the Lover of my soul. wish to see and touch Him. His love never fails. Praise be to God the Father, God the Son and the God the Holy Spirit. HALLELUJAH

    • Hi Sarah,
      Yes how extraordinary is our loving God! I pray that you will know Him at a deeper level and enjoy communion with Him in a greater measure! Be blessed.

  5. Oh gosh my heart melts reading this. Just recently I have had this desire to learn more about The Holy Spirit. I know The Holy Spirit is like “Ok Asia, time to get to know me more”. I have not received the Holy Spirit yet, I don’t speak in tongues but I do experience Holy laughter, the Joy of the LORD. I have been trying to receive the Holy Spirit and i cry when I don’t, sad I know. I have bought a book called “The Holy Spirit and His gifts”. I can’t wait to receive the Holy Ghost! I just bought 2 e-books, one about prophetic gifts and ane about the gift of discernment. I’m ready to learn and let the Holy Spirit, guide, counsel and teach me! It’s been months in the testing and wilderness period and I’m going to come out on top.

    Last night at I read a few things about The Holy Spirit and the e-book about the gift of Discernment and the spirit of fear came after me and worse, something was twisting inside if me. My belly hurt, felt like a knife stabbing me and twisting. It hurt to touch my stomach. So I was extremely sleepy and wasn’t in the mood for the demonic crap so I prayed for healing. The more I prayed the more I hurt. And then something inside my body flipped or twisted and I was healed hallelujah! It was a relief! Then I dealt with that spirit cause like I said I was tired! I’m getting my mind off the enemy and on my creator!

    Keep me in your prayers y’all. The demons are getting scared they sense the annouting! And I was afraid but if God be for us, who can stand against us?!

  6. Well I received the Holy Ghost tonight! It’s not a full sentence yet bur hallelujah I learned to yeild! I’m so happy I’m dancing! And I am going to rejoin this Church called World Harvest. I can definitely grow there. Hallelujah!!!

    • Hi Asia, what awesome news. May you continue to grow in intimacy with Him and grow and rejoice in your beautiful new gift. :-)

  7. The relationship with the Holy Spirit is the greatest gift one can ever have. All other gifts are as a result of that communion, because they will be under the control and direction of the Holy Spirit, who is our greatest gift, and out of whom other gifts are proceeding. Like the Master, Jesus, who said He is the true Vine and that without Him we cannot bear fruit. It’s only when we abide by Him that we’ll have a lasting fruit, it’s not wise to run with the other gifts and leave the Master behind, because God, as a Blesser, is far greater than any blessing that He can give to us. This is something God has been dealing with in my own life, and it has brought so much spiritual power, I testify. Sometimes we want this and that, and the Master is saying…,’Only one thing is needed’, not only that, but “Love summs up the whole law”.Let’s continually look unto the Lord and His strentgh, and let us seek His face always.

    • Thanks Helen!

      Malabongwe you are so right. When I first found out I was a seer as a child, it went straight to my head and after awhile I knew it and I totally blocked out the seer business. But I was a kid about 10 maybe. I am now 20 and I have never lost my relationship with God but I did get off course and God reminded me who I am and I accepted it and I was eager to learn about what a seer does. And the test and trials have came and it was tough at first but I know now that it is all necessary. And instead of waiting to see a vision or interpret a dream or figure out exactly what gifts I have I just put my focus on God. And it’s been awesome! I figure when God wants me to do something or learn about a gift, The Holy Spirit will tell me, teach me, guide me. Lol I care about my ministry but at the moment with all the test and trials I just care about knowing about my Creator!

  8. Hi and God bless you and this ministry abundantly. I found what I have read here so far to be quite encourageing and insightful. I am currently writing a book on the importance of a relationship with the Holy Spirit. I am asking if I might have your permission to use and or quote some of your writings. Please contact me at my gmail address Thank you and God bless

    • Hi Karen, that’s wonderful. I will email you shortly – if for some reasons you don’t receive my email, let me know back here.

  9. The holy spirit has absolutley filled me. I am seeing demons in people and feeling that energy. I spoke of this outloud, and am in the midst of a custody review of our 6 year old son from my Christian X husband. I have no worries or fears. In the midst of this, I’ve been presented an opprotunity to help foster children in our community and be a part of building a mission to house them. My life’s purpose since childhood is being fulfilled in the midst of what should be chaos. The voice of angels, Jesus and the divine power are holding my hand through this all. My eyes see not only the earthly world, but the spirit world now. I am amazed, confussed and being mentored now by amazing women teachers. It makes my house forclosure 3 years ago laughable. I needed to loose my strongholds so the blocks to Christ would disolve. I was abused as a child and remember seeing spirts as a child and Jesus coming down with open arms saying “I am your father now” I grew up in the house of demons and no belief in God or Jesus. This is a gift, not a mental disorder and I am so thankful for this website. God Bless…and boy does he!
    now I need to learn how to get these demons to go away and keep me protected. I got messed with by one recently and Im not sure what I did to give legal grounds. I’d love to take an online class (im in the USA). Please advise if you know of any.

  10. I have natural attraction to anyone who teaches on intimacy with the Holy Spirit.
    Jesus came to me in a vision two consecutive times and said,

    ”The church has abandoned the one I sent to go along side with her, I mean the Holy Spirit. Now go and unveil to the church the mistery of partnership and fellowship with the HolyGhost for effectiveness and efficieny in this work of faith, as I show you.”
    The blog was a good read.
    May the Lord grant you more grace.

  11. Hi Stan, such a great revelation and word from God. It is only in intimacy with the Spirit that like Jesus, we will be able to ‘see what the Father is doing’. In fulfilling His highest purpose, that of relationship, we will fulfil the purpose on His heart, of reaching the world for Him.

  12. such a blessing to know more and more of the Holy Spirit.has revived me,i now long for Him more than ever before.
    i’ve been blessed of your deep insight.
    its only the Holy spirit who has been bestowed on, the respinsibility of preparing the church for the coming of the Messiah. without Him,no one will see the Lord.because He is the presence of God on earth.i love the Holy Spirit soo much,i die to be filled more and more,till i enter the heavenly kingdom.blessings of Christ

  13. I always want more of the intimacy with the holy spirit . Sometimes I feel I should hear from him all the time. I don’t just want to have a normal Christian life or be a activity Christian but a Christian with a strong relationship with the holyspirit so that I can be productive and effective in the work of the ministry. I believe God is taking me some where and I believe the holy spirit is with me but I just want more of him and some times I feel maybe I’m being carnal to want to feel him first before I know he is here with me.

    • Hi Celestina, if your desire to sense Him is from hunger, embrace it! If it is from a sense of insecurity of not being sure He is with you, press into insight of His love and nearness. Pray about it… Sounds like it is the first. Bless you.

  14. Loved the in site. But I was hoping you could help me understand the relationship i am to have with each person of the trinity. I understand they are all different. What I haven’t been able to figure out is how I respond to or embrace each one. Or do I treat them all the same, as one godhead. Any insight would help. Thank you. And be blessed.

    • Hi Chris, that is a great question. I do have a couple of thoughts that may help:
      1. Relationship is personal, and it changes and grows over time – even our relationship with God. When I first met Jesus as a young teenager, I needed a friend in my life, and the revelation that Jesus is my Friend was key to my faith decision. During the years since, I have grown in my relationship to Him, as my Beloved, my King, etc. I have only in the last few years really had the revelation of God as a loving Father, and what an intimate relationship with the Spirit can mean. So I think we need to give ourselves permission to develop and grow in the way we relate to each member of the Godhead. A life journey. :-)
      2. I think a great guideline to relating to God is the Scripture’s own description of the role of Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit in our lives. For example in John 14-16 Jesus speaks of the Spirit as our Teacher, Helper and Guide, and we can relate to Him as each of these in our personal walk with Him.

  15. Now I realised who the holy spirit is.Infact I don’t think anything can come in-between us again .His is my dearest friend who love holiness and can flew away like a dove when sin is present. Beloved now I’m careful in everything I do, cos I can afford to miss His fellowship with me.I love Him so much

  16. hi, really loved your teaching. I’m so hungry for a deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit. The hunger just appeared suddenly. I’m not really after His works, I just need His communion, just want to enjoy His glorious presence. I love Him.

  17. I am so inlove with the Holy Spirit, its so importante that we as children of God walk with the Consellor and be so intimate with Him as a wife is to a husband. i desire His presence so much, like Kind David said: As a deer pants for water so my Espirit yeans for a deep and healthy communion with the Holy Spirit.

  18. I have a very personal intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit and I highly rec you get this book called Preparation of the Bride intimate encounters of the GOD kind by Mary Ann Bryant available at it tells specifically how to have an intimate relationship with him as a Bride of Christ in his chambers. VERY GOOD read.

  19. Crystal, thanks for the plug for my book but the name of my book is Making Perfect LOVE Your Habitation (Intimate Bridal Love Encounters of the God Kind) It will be available on my e-store in about a week from today, and about 10 days from now available on Amazon. I prefer you buy from my e-store, just an FYI.

  20. I like this. I have been having intimate encounters with Holy Spirit for almost 4 years now. I have written a book, called Making Perfect LOVE Your Habitation. I share my experiences and there are many chapters where Holy Spirit or Father are speaking and I took what I believe I heard Them say down like a dictation. It is amazing and full of insight and things are revealed from Their hearts and thoughts about things that you never knew. I never knew I could experience such intimate love with Him, as a Bride being loved by her Husband. It has transformed my life. This kind of intimacy is hidden within the scriptures in the Hebrew and Greek words. But it is definitely in the scriptures. He longs and yearns for you to come to Him in His Chambers, pour out your love upon Him and He longs to pour out His love on you, to be joined with you and overshadow you and become totally ONE with you. I have a ministry called End of the Age Bridal Consultants and mentor those who have questions about their intimate encounters with Him.

  21. After reading all of the comments from all you hungry people,I seriously believe that His book I wrote would immensely answer most of your questions, and could help you achieve the intimacy you are desiring to have with Him. It is over 530 pages and is 7 inches by 10 inches and over an inch thick. It has whole chapters , some several pages of what I call downloads where Holy Spirit or Father are talking and I heard what They said and wrote it down like a dictation. They are prophetic words that will amaze you. I also share my own experiences and encounters
    He is yearning for you all to know Him this way so He can be joined with you and Overshadow you and become completely ONE with you. You never knew you could be so loved like this. or that this kind of relationship with Him is even possible. See comment 36 for my e-store website. It will be ready probably in about a week from now. I am going over it now and am about 3/5’s done with it. Then I just have to change the page numbers in the Table of Contents and it will be good to go. Blessings to you all. Mary Ann

  22. I forgot to say I introduce the Person of the Holy Spirit and He shows us how we are to relate with Him and with Yeshua (Jesus) and with the Father. I share about the two spiritual kingdoms, about our authority that Yeshua gave us and about being His Bride and taking your place in Sonship. I share about Father’s ultimate plan in His Story and taking your place and your part in it. I have had Him tell me, “1,000’s upon 1,000’s even myriads of people are going to come into My Kingdom by reading this book, Mary Ann.” You can get born again by reading it, receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit, get several months of growth as a disciple of Christ, plus a treasure chest of a whole lot more, by reading it. I have had people tell me they have never seen another book quite like it. I am not meaning to plug the book but it has so much in it that you all are asking about. It will help you immensely. It is a reference manual you can refer to over and over again. I usually would not want to share what I have shared in it because it is personal, and was warned by several not to share but I heard Him sobbing while He was loving me. I asked Him what was wrong, why are You crying, Holy Spirit and He told me through the sobs, “I just so yearn and so long, and so desire for My people, My Highest Creation to come to Me and know Me and experience My Love as you are Mary Ann.” He sounded just like when you are crying really hard and try to talk through the sobs and you breath and talk funny, and sniffly, if you can understand what I am trying to say. I had to tell it. That is why I wrote the book. It is so amazing. OK, enuf said about the book. Sorry Helen. I will keep it to the subject matter intended, from here on out. I care and you all deserve to know what I know. With much LOVE and Blessings,Mary Ann

  23. Hi Mary Ann, thank you for all that :-)
    I love that you share my passion for intimacy with the Holy Spirit. Thank you for encouraging us all!
    I hope you will understand that I work for a ministry organisation and that we need to be very careful about what we allow to be promoted on the website, even in the comments section.
    One reason for this is that we have some core values about prophetic ministry and hearing from God. We believe that prophetically gifted people need to be connected in church community and practice accountability, allowing revelation personally received to be weighed up.
    For example, my thoughts on prophetic journaling are here: (see note on weighing up)
    And other posts outlining our core values are here:
    and here:
    So I will keep your links for a short time, but will need to take some time to look into your material before promoting it to our readers.
    Having said that, we so much need to be encouraged in our personal and intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit, so I do look forward to having a look at your book sometime soon.
    Thanks for taking the time to visit the blog and leave your notes, Mary Ann.:-)

  24. I am happy to submit to all of this and completely understand where you are coming from. It is after midnight now so I need to get some sleep but I will check out these links tomorrow. With Blessings and much Love, Mary Ann

  25. This is so exciting!! Ps David Von Blankensee came to our church on Wednesday and shared about the spiritual realm. After hearing that, I asked how I could grow closer to him and how I could get there. He said to have a desire, so that’s what I’ve got. And reading this is what I needed, there’s so much of God to explore and I’m so keen to find out more about him! Seeing I’m only 15, I’ve got loads of time to get close to the father and Holy Spirit!!

  26. Sorry I had trouble loading this and it got garbled. What I was saying is when we have tasted of His Love, your mind will be renewed and your soul will be transformed by the renewal of your mind by His amazing Love. Then when we see Him in the right perspective and ourselves and love our selves the way He loves us, then we can love others with the same Love He has lavished on us. Holy Spirit is your teacher and will teach you how to Love HIm. He is spirit and you are body, but He can be felt tangibly by you and He will show you how . A lot of it is using your imagination and ability to envision. Just as a child. He is spirit. He is the Spirit of Christ and the Spirit of the Father. When you love Him, you are loving Them. They each are in the other One. There is no difference. Holy Spirit is Who you relate to. Jesus is in Heaven with the Father. His work on earth is finished. He only comes down here for special assignments and emergencies. Holy Spirit is Who Father sent to take the place of His Son to be with us forever. He is a Person. He is your Teacher and will lead you and guide you in all truth. He is such a wonderful Person to Know and Love. His name is Ruach Ha Kodesh. Ruach is breath in Hebrew and Kodesh is Holy in Hebrew.

    • Hi Mary Ann,
      Thank you for leaving your thoughts on intimacy with Holy Spirit here. Our love relationship with Him is to be treasured greatly.
      I think my perspective is a little different to yours.

      I believe that each child of God will have his or her own unique way of relating to Him – and that includes our relationship with Holy Spirit. I have written more about this here:

      As a teacher, I want to take as many people with me on the journey to intimacy with God as possible. I speak to congregations, for example, where there are Australian men (Aussie blokes!) in the audience. Not every person can identify with a ‘bridal chamber’ approach to intimacy with the Spirit and what may be special to you (and many others) is not necessarily appropriate for everyone (I know you see this differently).

      We can see many ways of relating to Him in Scripture.

      Amongst the disciples, the individuals related to Jesus differently – John knew himself as the ‘beloved’ whereas Peter had a different kind of relationship with Him. Neither is wrong – just unique and greatly treasured by God.

      I do agree that there are greater levels of intimacy with Holy Spirit than we have experienced and we should seek and hunger for greater closeness with Him.

      Another thought – in the article I link to here, I discuss that each member of the Trinity has different ‘roles’ revealed in Scripture and that these can provide a general (although not exclusive) guideline in how we relate to Him. In Scripture, our Bridegroom relationship is with Jesus rather than the Holy Spirit.

  27. Hi Helen, are you from australia? Are you aware of the outpour of the Holy Spirit that is coming to australia? Which will bring Australians (great southland of the Holy Ghost) believers into intimacy with the Holy Ghost to fullfil the original meaning of their name. Send me e-mail to talk more about this.

    • Hi Stan, our ministry (David McCracken Ministries) is based in Melbourne, Australia. Yes, we are aware of the prophetic destiny of this nation and very grateful to God for bringing us here – my husband and I are originally from NZ – and honoured to be a part of what He is doing in and from this nation and Down Under, ‘The Great Southland of the Holy Spirit.’ :-)

  28. thank you for sharing this as a 20 year old man i have been reciving urges to know the Holy SPirit to Know Him first before than stepping out into sharing the message and to desire fellowship with Him than just gifts

  29. I am so happy to read this. It has open up My eyes that its not only Me who are walking like a blind in this area of The gifts. So glad that I have a place (book too) to get more knollege. Lilliane

  30. I’ve learnt from this article and I will put them in practice. I haven’t been the perfect temple for the HolySpirit but with His help I can be all that he wants me to be.
    God bless you!

    • Awesome, Deb. It’s amazing to think that His desire is greater than ours! May you know the increase your heart longs for.

  31. wonderful may our heavenly Father blessyou and give you more revelation that you lack not the word to share with other believers

  32. Very awesome to see and hear people like you well approved and rightly dividing the word of truth… Infact I have enjoyed this, may God enlighten you and give you more revelations… And please never stop this, God richly bless you and your family. Thank you.

  33. This is amazing! I too have been having this strong longing to know The Holy Spirit deeper. He does speak to me but I want to be really close to Him so that I can have a one to one very tight relationship with Him because I love Him so much. Only that I dont know much about Him yet.

  34. That’s great, Sunday!
    God will meet you in your hunger for Him.
    In my article here,
    I share the following:

    Some of the ways we can intimately relate to the Holy Spirit include:

    As Comforter and Helper—the One who comes alongside us. (John 14:16)
    Our Teacher and Guide (John 16:13)
    The Anointing Who is within to lead us, but Who also comes upon us to empower (1 John 2:27, Acts 10:38, Luke 4:18)
    As our Prayer Partner (Rom 8:26)
    As God’s Intimate Presence with us (John 15:15-18)

  35. ive been closing myself off this weekend trying to have that intimacy with the Holy Spirit. It’s been interesting not what I expected. I’ve felt a little disappointed, I still desire him so deeply and want to know him more. Thank you for this article in going to use it to push deeper.

    • Hi Grace, intimacy is a journey that we go on with God, He loves your desire to be with Him. May you continue to enjoy Holy Spirit’s Presence in increasing ways.

  36. Hi Helen,
    Thank you so much for all you have shared. About prophecy, discernment, and HolySpirit. I am amazed and thankful to God, for people like you who help others in their spiritual growth. I am very hungry for the intimate relationship with God. As God is moulding me in this, I had a very unusual experience not once but up to three times in two months. I was praying and suddenly a deep gland came on me. I can’t say that I was fully asleep, but I heard a gushing wind coming in my room. The doors and windows were closed. This wind was blowing my hair , the curtains and everything. With this gushing wind I also heard the stamping of horses, tried to look but my neck wouldn’t move. It followed with whole vibration of by body which lasted for few seconds and then I heard a gentle whisper in my ear “Hee” the first time and second time the whisper was “knock”.I am happy and confused at the same time. No doubt it was HolySpirit , but wat was all this about. Can you please help to understand this
    Thank you

    • Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I am on vacation until 12th January, so check back here for my reply after this date.

    • Hi Jaya, that does sound like a gift from God!
      We don’t give dream interpretations or prophecies online so I can’t go deeply into possible meanings. The rushing wind reminds me of Acts 2, so it could well about be the ministry of the Holy Spirit in your life. I encourage you to keep a record of the experience, write it down and remember it. The meaning may unfold more over time. These articles may be of help to you:

  37. Dear Helen,
    It is my greatest desire and longing to see the Lord face to face. Although I try to spend lot of time with Him, sometimes I find it difficult to focus because of distractions as I am working in a private firm here in Mumbai in India. My desire is to work for the Lord.But I have to work and earn my living and in this job there are lot of struggle,warfare and distractions. I am praying for a mighty spiritual and financial breakthru so that I can focus on Lord and spend lot of time with Him. I accepted the Lord in 2005 and I have not yet been baptised in the Holy Spirit.I also have a strong intense desire for the gift of discernment to see in the spirit realm. Pls join with me in prayer for all these to happen in my life and for mighty spiritual and financial break thru so that I don’t have to depend on anybody but God.There are no good local churches here who teach us and train us in all these things.Parvati

    • I recommend this Shulamite Society page on Facebook. Markus Davidson is a pastor of church in TX with emphasis on preparing to be the Bride of Christ. Emphasis on intimacy with Him in the Song of Solomon. He has written two books, Becoming the Beloved and Breaking the Seal.

      • Hi Mary Ann, the book looks interesting – is it available as an eBook?
        Sorry I removed the link as because it’s a closed group I cannot review it (to ensure we can recommend it to our readers).

    • Hi Parvati, thank you for leaving the message. God has given you the hunger to see His face and spend time with Him. It sounds as though you have a desire to be baptised in the Holy Spirit but do not believe that you have received this yet. I encourage you to believe that Jesus has already given you the Spirit and receive the fullness of the baptism by faith, begin to thank and praise Him for it and the full manifestation of God’s Presence and power will be released in your life.
      Sometimes it can be hard to earn for a living but I believe God uses and blesses the work you are doing. The Bible says, ‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.’ (Col 3:23-24)…so you are already working with and serving God and can experience His Presence and intimacy with Him during those times you are working with Him. Don’t be in a hurry for change but expect God’s Presence where you are. He will lead you in His time, should you have a call to full-time ministry. I do agree with you in prayer, that you will receive breakthroughs in your life and for increase in your faith.