Exodus 40:17-19 "Now in the first month of the second year, on the first day of the month, the tabernacle was erected. 18 Moses erected the tabernacle and laid its sockets, and set up its boards, and inserted its bars and erected its pillars. 19 He spread the tent over the tabernacle and put the covering of the tent on top of it, just as the Lord had commanded Moses."
3. The Holy Spirit alone can guarantee the continuation of God's work. Exodus 40:38
In an illustrative way, we can note the following about the Jewish nation at the end of Exodus. First, the Jewish nation did not move forward lest the "cloud" moved. (40:37-38) Secondly, the nation only knew it was time to stop and rest when the cloud or pillar of fire came to rest. Both theophanies are none other than the Holy Spirit acting as the go-between the Father (Yahweh) and the people. Without a doubt to we could ascribe the revelatory activity of the pillar of fire or the cloud to being a Pre-incarnate appearance of Jesus Christ. Paul in 1 Corinthians 10:1-6 alludes to the leadership of God's people to that of the Pre-incarnate Son.
The Holy Spirit's job is to lead the Christian to follow Jesus Christ. (John 16:8-16; Galatians 5:16,25) It is He who by His power enables the believer to persevere as he transmits the keeping power of the Father and the Son to the heart of the saint. (John 10:27-28; Jude 24-25) Whether in the realm of personal salvation and then sanctification, or the closely related area of calling and vocation, the Spirit's power alone guarantees the continuation of God's work.
Conclusion: Why we need the Holy Spirit's power