The Importance of Receiving a Promised Gift
From biblical times through today some believers don’t know (Acts 19:2AMP) about the gift God wants to give in the person of the Holy Spirit after they confess Christ and decide to accept instead of reject the will of God(Acts 2:38). The cliché it’s not what you know it’s who you know could not be truer when it comes to the importance of establishing a relationship with the third part of the person of God, his Holy Spirit. Another cliché well known and widely accepted is that as people we can’t miss what we never had. After learning about the existence of the Holy Spirit and what God’s word says about whom God wants us to allow the Holy Spirit to be in our lives, we learn nothing could be further from the truth.
In times of crisis the Holy Spirit is sent by God to be our comforter. When we need assistance he is our helper. Praying for others and ourselves he is our intercessor. If we feel defenseless he is our advocate. Instead of allowing us to become weak he is our strengthener. Should we ever feel alone he is our standby. Jesus himself stated when he left the earth God would send the Holy Spirit to act on Jesus’ behalf in our lives. Christ stated the Holy Spirit would guide and teach us leading us into all truth. When life is overwhelming or the enemy tries to snatch away the words God desires for us to plant in our hearts, the Holy Spirit brings the word of God back to our remembrance (John 14:26 AMP).
Submitting to the will of God and habitually deciding to be led by the Holy Spirit garners intangible rewards that everyone who sees you will recognize. Inviting the Holy Spirit to live inside of you will bring peace (Romans 8:6 AMP) to your soul. Fortify so much hope in you that God’s love will be able to flow through your heart (Romans 5:5AMP). When you are continually filled throughout your soul with the Holy Spirit in times of persecution for Christ’s sake you will have joy (Acts 13:52). There are no special hoops you have to jump through or lineage you have to come from to “qualify” to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. He is a powerful gift God wants every believer to ask for and receive. Pray the prayer below and open your soul to be filled for the first time or refilled with the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Thank you for sending your son Jesus to die on the cross for my sins. I want to change my views and know your purpose and accept your will for my life instead of rejecting it from this day forward. Thank you for your forgiveness and releasing me from my sins. Please diffuse me throughout my entire soul with your Holy Spirit, in Jesus name.
Originally posted on StreamingFaith.com September 2, 2011