The Holy Spirit

As we worship our God, let us remember He presents Himself in three persons. He is God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. He is the Amazing Trinity. As mentioned before, the Trinity is not stated in the Word, but is clearly shown so, we continue study of the Holy Spirit who is One with our God of Love. 

We know that He is a Divine “Person,” that He is The Spirit of Grace, that every Believer is “born again” by the Holy Spirit when He comes to live within us and acts as our Teacher, Counselor, the ultimate Spirit of Truth, and so much more. I anticipate this series going on for several weeks and there is so much to cover, I’ll be “dishing with bite sized pieces.”

Remember from last week that on the day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit came upon the whole body of “believers.” The Spirit was imparted to all those who believed, and with Peter’s experience in the conversion of Cornelius it became clear that the norm for the age was that Jew and Gentile were to be saved on precisely the same condition – faith in Jesus. The Holy Spirit was to be given without delay to those who believed He was the Son of God and Saviour. 

Because I believe it is so important, I want to state again what we did last week in Acts 10: 34-48. The Word says, “Then Peter began to speak: ‘I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism, but accepts men from every nation who trust Him and do what is right. You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, telling the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. You know what has happened through-out Judea , beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached – how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how He went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with Him. We are witnesses of everything He did in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem . They killed Jesus by hanging Him on a tree, but God raised Him from the dead on the third day and caused Him to be seen. He was not seen by all the people, but by witnesses whom God had already chosen – by us who ate and drank with Him after He rose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that He is the One whom God appointed as judge of the living and dead. All the prophets testify about Him that everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins through His name.

While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message. The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles. For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. Then Peter said, “Can anyone keep these people from being baptized with water? They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have. So he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.”

We see clearly how the Holy Spirit is now given to all who believe, and accept Jesus Christ as Lord. There are no special people, nor is there a special place where this is true. It is for All who believe, and ask Jesus into their hearts – wherever they are, whoever they are.  We shall continue our study of the wonderful Holy Spirit next week. 

Let us continue to pray for the Ukrainian forces who have done such an amazing job of protecting their country from the invading Russians. Let us pray for supernatural strength for them as they continue to give their all for what they believe.

Love to you all, my Brothers, and Sisters. May you be richly blessed in all things as we receive the Word into our minds and hearts.๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ™

Poppa B.