Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Praise and Pray Day 17

Read John 16:7

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In 2011, I was planning my son’s 1 year old birthday party. My granny was 90 years old and I wanted to have a combined celebration. As I was sitting at home planning the party and creating an invite on Facebook. A voice spoke to me and said, “Your plans are not my plans.” That same day, I received the news that my granny had passed away.  I didn’t understand until later in life, that this was the Holy Spirit speaking to me.
Who is the Holy Spirit?
God is the Holy Spirit. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Understand, that there is only one God but he is manifested into three persons which many of us know as the Trinity.
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The Reason for the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit lives in each of us when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. The Holy Spirit comes to give us new life in Christ because before we were spiritually dead. The Holy Spirit is a confirmation that we are part of God’s body and the universal church.
The Holy Spirit gives us spiritual gifts. Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such thins there is no law. (NIV)
The Holy Spirit helps us to understand the scriptures in the bible and apply it to our daily Christian lifestyle. The Holy Spirit helps us to pray and he intercedes on our behalf. The Holy Spirit leads and guides us to do God’s will.
Jesus Christ Ministry
Jesus Christ taught us a lot while he was here on earth. He taught us about our Father in Heaven, how to pray, love, give, about the Holy Spirit, healing, and many other things. Since Jesus is no longer in the physical, he hast sent the Counselor-Holy Spirit to lead and guide us. We know as believers that our God is never far from us because he lives within each of us. Everything that Jesus taught us, the Holy Spirit reminds us. The Holy Spirit allows us the ability to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost. We are boldly able to find the words to speak to the lost and tell them about our God. We should just offer up a shout of praise, for Jesus sending us the Holy Spirit. Our hearts should be grateful to know that our Lord loves us unconditionally and he always wants us to prosper.
Jesus wants us all to have the Holy Spirit which means we must accept him as our Lord and Savior. If you are already a believer keep pressing and praying. If you aren’t a believer in Jesus Christ, I pray that you open your heart so that you may experience the love of our Creator.

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