Increasing “The Holy Flow of the Holy Glow”

It’s a cheesy title, I know.

By being “full of the Spirit” workers in a casual marketplace setting, the Scripture shows amazing things can happen in what seem to be very secular settings.

We can do things to increase the “flow” of the Holy Spirit through us. And when we do so, we can radiate with a “Holy Glow” that can literally warm the hearts of people who are so needing to be awakened spiritually—and make them hungry for more!

How do we increase our spiritual “signal” level, as we live and share the Trinitarian life of God in the marketplace—one person (or group) at a time?

I’d like to consider that in this installment of this series about becoming a “Holy Spirit Hot Spot” in the workplace.

Increasing Your Spiritual Upload and Download Efficiency

During the height of the Coronavirus, when we were all socially isolating and did church on Zoom, I had to learn really fast the importance of the “upload” and “download” speeds of my computer or phone when I was trying to digitally do church sermons.

We had to improve both so the live transmissions wouldn’t awkwardly freeze and spoil the impact of the message—or worse yet, so that the signal would be lost so frequently that people would just give up and check out.

Well, simply borrowing those phrases and using them probably clumsily at face value, your ability to download (or like I like to say, “Hot Spot”) the glow of the Holy Spirit is directly related to you’re the strength of your “upload.” I have come to experientially see that it’s directly related to how much “upload” time you spend personally, and regularly with God.

It makes all the difference as to whether you are “radiant” and radiating believer, or not.

Moses and the Holy Flow of the Holy Glow

The process was first described in Exodus 34:29. It showed the impact that spending intense and focused time with God had on Moses.

Exodus 34 New International Version
29 When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the LORD.

In fact, he was so “radiant” that the Israelites were afraid of him. Scripture goes on to record that:

30 When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him.

But therein lies the problem with many of our attempts to be evangelical and kingdomspreading in the Marketplace. We all too often approach people with the laws of God rather than the Spirit. And the apostle Paul preaches the solution to that.

2 Corinthians 3 New International Version.
13 We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away. 14But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. 15 Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. 16But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate (or “reflect”) the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

Law-Based Evangelism versus Spirit-Based Evangelism

Moses came down the mountain with laws—laws of God, very good laws indeed—but with a law-based approach to God. And because of that, his “holy glow” that came from the flow of the
Spirit he received from spending significant time with God scared people.

Without realizing it, we can do the same thing. We can come to people in all our holy radiance, with our versions of the laws of God. Telling them what they are doing wrong, and what they need to “do” so God will in effect, like them once again. And we scare people.

But when “we turn to the Lord” and become reflections of Him, rather than repel people, we attract them. And they begin to “turn” to the Lord, which is what many Greek words for the word we
translate “repent” means at its very root. To turn back to, rather than away from, the Lord. And they too will get caught up in the Holy “flow” that comes from the “holy glow.”

That’s a whole other subject that takes much longer to parse than I have time to do so here.

But here’s the main point I want to make in this blog. How do we become a “hot spot” of the Holy Spirit that is both attractive to God’s people and palpably felt by others?

By putting into practice what Moses had to do on the mountain— “his face was radiant because he had spoken with the LORD.”


The famed reformer Martin Luther was reported to have said that “I have so much business to do today, that I shall not be able to get through it with less than three hours of prayer.”

And Charles Spurgeon mused even way back in the 1860s how our version of that, unfortunately, has become I have so much to do I can only spare three minutes of prayer. Or God is lucky, just send up some prayers at red lights on the way to work.

To become winsome, radiant, and contagious projectors of the Spirit, we must spend time “uploading” Him in prayer so we can project and “download” Him to others.

Simply put, like Jesus Himself, we must never be so busy we don’t pray.

For further study check out these two Scriptures in personal or group study this next month.

1. What did Jesus do after an exhausting day of ministry in Mark 1?
2. What did Jesus do to allow His disciples to feel the “Holy Flow” and the “Holy Glow” in Luke 9?

Reflection Point: What Can you do to increase your spiritual ability to radiate?

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