Before Jesus went to the cross, He promised His disciples another Helper – One who would be with them forever (John 14:16-17). In Acts 2, we see the fulfillment of that promise when the God’s Spirit filled those who were gathered together on Pentecost, and they began to speak in tongues. God’s gift to us of the Holy Spirit has a huge impact on our lives today.
Let’s see what God’s Word has to say about the Holy Ghost:
- The world neither sees or knows Him. Therefore, it can’t accept Him (John 14:17).
- He is with us in and in us (John 14:17).
- He will teach us all things (John 14:26).
- He will bring to our remembrance the things which Jesus said. (John 14:26).
- He will show us that which is to come (John 16:13).
- He will guide us into truth (John 16:13).
- When the Holy Spirit comes on us, we will receive power (Acts 1:8).
- Manifestations and gifts of the Spirit: word of wisdom, word of knowledge, faith, gifts of healing, miracles, prophecy, discernment of spirits, tongues, and interpretation of tongues (1 Corinthians 12:7-11).
- We are to eagerly and earnestly desire the gifts of the Spirit. (1 Corinthians 14:2).
My name is Emily Hockenhull. I started Called and Created as a way to share the good news of the gospel of God's grace with others. Come join me on the journey!