Genesis 1:1-2 "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters."
1 Corinthians 12:13 "For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit."
Ephesians 1:13-14 "When you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and when you believed in Him, you were also sealed with the promised Holy Spirit. He is the down payment of our inheritance, for the redemption of the possession, to the praise of His glory."
John 14:15-17 "If you love me, keep my commandments. I will ask the Father to give you another Helper, to be with you always. He is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor recognizes him. But you recognize him, because he lives with you and will be in you."
Isaiah 11:2 "And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord."
1 Corinthians 3:16-17 "Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If someone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, which is what you are."
1 Corinthians 6:19 "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?"
1 Corinthians 12:1-11 "Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I don’t want you to be ignorant. You know that when you were unbelievers, you were enticed and led astray to worship idols that couldn’t even speak. For this reason I want you to be aware that no one who is speaking by God’s Spirit can say, “Jesus is cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit, and there are varieties of ministries, but the same Lord. There are varieties of results, but it is the same God who produces all the results in everyone. To each person has been given the ability to manifest the Spirit for the common good. To one has been given a message of wisdom by the Spirit; to another the ability to speak with knowledge according to the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit; to another miraculous results; to another prophecy; to another the ability to distinguish between spirits; to another various kinds of languages; and to another the interpretation of languages. But one and the same Spirit produces all these results and gives what he wants to each person."
What Is Within This Gift?
Inside me lives a gift
And every day I feel so blessed
It stays with me and comforts me
All Though my life is a crazy mess
"Nothing is impossible"
If God is right by your side
But even better than that
I got My God living inside
Can you even believe it?
Are you wondering How?
Or even why?
It's actually very quite simple
It happened when I got baptized
I believe that even before then
God had this gift for me instore
He gives it to all who believe
Are you wondering now...
What it's for?
It is for uplifting us
When life gets to out of hand
It also encourages us
When life does not go as planned
It love's to help us
When we are lost or confused
It reminds us of God's love for us
And it will never leave you
It convicts us of the sins
That we commit
It feels us with a holy power
As soon as we get it
It guides us and gives wisdom
When we do not understand
It helps us fight the battle
Between demons and Man
It is a gift inside a gift
And it's given by God to us
Just keep the faith and believe
Because in God alone, you trust
The holy spirit surely is a precious Gift. It's unique in it's own way and stands out from earthly gifts that are given to us by people, and there are many reasons for this, which is why I make this the 4th gift given to us. First of all, The holy Spirit is a gift from God to us and it actually lives inside you and is a part of God too, no other gift from man can do that. Also The holy spirit comes and uses us and gives us power in many different kinds of forms, no other earthly gifts can do that either. Another thing it does is it helps us turn away and say no to sins and convicts us of the sin we do, so we can repent of them. There are many things the Holy spirit does such as comfort you, give you wisdom, give you peace.
Now, you receive the Holy Spirit when you are baptized into Jesus Christ. Now in the bible baptism began in the new testament and was not known to man in the old testament. But the spirit was with God and "hovered over the surface of the waters" from the very beginning of the creation of the earth. So before we were created the Holy Spirit existed. Some may wonder why it was not given to us from the beginning but it did just in another way was it used. These days, after Jesus died, it comes upon us and into our hearts becoming a piece of us spiritually. In the old testament God could and did intercede on his own. Many things happened differently in the old testament, and I may not fully understand but I believe every piece of The Word Of God and I know it is all part of God's finished plan.
We need The Holy Spirit in this day in age, each believer needs it in their walk with God. We could not live correctly or righteously without I and it is our "helper". Because of it, we can receive each of us, in diverse ways, a special power from it. These powers can only be properly obtained by those who believe in it. It is a great sin, one that can not be forgiven, and that sin is, blasphemy of The Holy Spirit, which is I believe, denying it exists, or demeaning it, cursing it, or simply going against it purposely.
But thankfully, as true believers, we do not need to worry. Once you obtain it, and you let it in, it will stay with you forever. Do your best, and everything you can do in your own power, to keep the faith, and never doubting the love and power and this amazing gift from him to us. Remember to put your trust in God's hand, let him guide you and lead you unto the paths he has in store and planned for you. If you have not yet received the Holy Spirit, I urge you now to open up the bible and study about it, then when you are ready to accept it, let it in, because it is more than worth it.
Prayer For Today
Dear Heavenly Father Who Art In Heaven,
Thank you so much for the gift of the holy spirit. I am so blessed to be able to have a piece of you actually live inside me and guide me and help me through my trials and walk on earth. My life would be empty lost and void without your presence living inside me. You truly are an amazing God full of mercy and grace. Thank you for choosing me to be apart of your everlasting kingdom.
In Jesus Name I Pray, Amen