The Holy Spirit – A Gift From God

Posted on by Marilyn

Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit”. Acts 2:38

The gift of the Holy Spirit is probably the most misunderstood and neglected gift within the Body of Christ. Church splits have even taken place because of a misunderstanding. As a gift from God, the Holy Spirit is our Helper throughout our life here on the earth. What a wonderful thing this is that after Jesus ascended into Heaven the Holy Spirit was given to be with us. It is amazing how the Holy Spirit can speak to each individual specifically during a church service and say exactly what each individual needs to hear.

Jesus said, It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63

However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth. John 16:13

The Holy Spirit brings life to the Holy written Word. He shows us the truth and guides us in fulfilling God’s plan and purpose for our life.

Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us. Romans 8:26

It gives me great assurance that the Holy Spirit helps me when I pray. Praying in the Spirit gets self out of the way and allows the Holy Spirit to pray exactly what is needed.

When I am weak I can build myself up when praying in the Spirit. This strength enables me to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. Especially when His direction takes a turn I do not understand. I never need to fear for the Holy Spirit will only and always guide me into truth and exactly where I need to be, spiritually, geo-graphically, physically and in every way.

But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, Jude 20-21

When the Holy Spirit builds me up it also helps me to stay in His love. Not only in walking in love, but receiving His love daily.

Oh dearly beloved friends and partners, what a beautiful gift we have been given through the Holy Spirit. Don’t neglect this gift, but inter-act with the person of the Holy Spirit throughout each day. He is the revealer of truth and spiritual understanding. He is our guide into truth. To know and understand this truth, we must follow Him. Let’s stay connected to Truth.

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