Topic: The Gift Of The Holy Spirit [Monday, August 28th]
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:38).
The Holy Spirit is God’s gift to you. Part of His ministry in your life is that He makes the Kingdom of God real to you, so that while you’re in this earth, you live as though you’re in heaven. He imbues you with power and ability to live supernaturally and do supernatural things. No wonder Jesus said to His disciples, “…tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high” (Luke 24:49), and when the Holy Spirit came, they were endued with power.
The reason you should boldly talk to a sinner about Jesus is because the Holy Spirit lives in you, and He’ll convict the sinner of his sins and let him know that Jesus Christ is real. We weren’t there when Jesus Christ was born, crucified, buried, or when He resurrected, or ascended, but we believe in Him. It’s become something you can’t take away from us, because the Holy Spirit has imprinted it in our hearts.
Jesus called Him the Spirit of truth—the Spirit of reality—the One who unveils truth to your spirit. If you want to know the truth about anything, the Holy Spirit will unveil it to you. Many walk in confusion because they haven’t taken advantage of His presence and personal ministry in their lives. He’s the One you need for an ever-joyous, ever-winning life.
There’s no Christianity without the Holy Spirit. He leads you in God’s perfect will. In your journey of faith, He guides you away from looming trouble, if your faith isn’t strong enough. However, if your faith is already built strong, He can lead you right into the trouble, because He knows you’re more than a conqueror.
The Holy Spirit is your captain. Fellowship with Him; talk to Him about anything and everything. He’s more real than the air you breathe, and He lives in you.
Dear Father, I thank you for the presence of the Holy Spirit in my life. He’s the captain of my life, and I follow as He leads me to fulfil my destiny in Christ. More than ever, I acknowledge your ministry and presence in my life, precious Holy Spirit, as you guide me to know and walk in the realities of the Kingdom of God, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Acts 5:32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and [so is] also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.
Acts 10:45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Luke 11:13. If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall [your] heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: 1 Corinthians 12,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Luke 19:20-27,
1 Samuel 16