The Holy Spirit

Every believer needs the Holy Spirit to be equipped for God’s mission. Now, who is the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. Long before the Holy Spirit moved upon the face of the waters he had the plan of salvation only made possible through Jesus Christ. He is the third person of the trinity. The trinity has three persons who make up the one and only God. The persons are the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit always does the will of God.

During creation, whatever was spoken into existence came into existence because the Holy Spirit was at work. The Spirit of God manifested what God commanded to come into being. The Father, Son and the Holy Spirit are one and they are always in perfect harmony. This harmony is what is key in what we do together here on earth. The level at which we agree with others determines what can be accomplished. When we walk in agreement with the Holy Spirit we accomplish more than what we can imagine.

This is the same Holy Spirit who was promised to be poured on all flesh. God is a generous God and this is evidenced by what he has done in giving his only begotten Son and pouring out his Spirit on us. What people may claim to possess is not really theirs. God created everything therefore everything belongs to him. The Son and the Spirit of God are precious to him, but he has given to us the precious gift of the Holy Spirit as a seal for our redemption.

Thousands of years ago, God made a promise to pour out his Spirit on his people. Prophet Joel proclaimed that God was going to pour out his Spirit on all fresh. This means he was going to pour out his Spirit on all people. Many years passed before this promise could be fulfilled, but it finally happened ten days after Jesus ascended to the Father in heaven. This was not just for the disciples because men today are still being filled by the Holy Spirit.

John the Baptist was filled with the Holy Spirit from his mother’s womb. This gift is for all people although they all have to personally be able to call upon his name. In the name of the Lord there is authority enough to secure salvation from sin for anyone who calls on it. We all have to call on his name before we can receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.


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