The Lord is our pattern for total dependence on the Holy Spirit, and the Lord promised that we would receive the same Holy Spirit that had empowered Him:
In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (John 7:37-39)
He is our limitless resource. Consider John 7:38: “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” “Out of his belly” refers to your innermost being. The Holy Spirit is your limitless resource, an everlasting fountain. All you will ever need will be completely fulfilled and satisfied by the Holy Spirit—every longing and every desire in your life.
Jesus was anointed by and dependent upon the Holy Spirit. God the Father was with Him by the Spirit. This is crucial for us to understand. The apostle Paul preached that message, and the known world was revolutionized. Even during my lifetime, I have seen with my own eyes how Kathryn Kuhlman preached the message of utter dependency on the Holy Spirit, which is why God used her so dramatically. David Wilkerson preached that same message, and that is why God shook New York City to its core. Ralph Wilkerson preached that message, and God used him to reach Southern California. I could go on and on.
If you ever get away from depending on the Holy Spirit, you will die. Without His power, you cannot do it. You will not do it. You will fail and fall back into bondage, just like you were before you were saved. We know this because the Word of God tells us that where the Holy Spirit is (not was) “there is liberty” (2Corinthains 3:17)
Only the Holy Spirit can draw you into His presence, fill you with God’s power, and guide your steps. That is why God the Spirit is here on the earth. That is why we must seek Him.