The Holy Spirit — God’s Gift to You
When you run a race, such as a marathon, it is your race to win or lose…without any help or encouragement. Living for Christ is different.
When Jesus left the earth after his resurrection, He told his disciples to wait for the “promise” He would send them from his Father. “And now I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised” (Luke 24:49).
The Holy Spirit is called many things in the Bible, but his main role in your life is to be your “Encourager and Comforter” as you embark on your new journey with Christ (see John 16:7-15).
Without the Holy Spirit, living for Christ is impossible. With Him, you can do anything and everything through Christ! (Philippians 4:13).
Lessons two and three will show you how.
The Indwelling Holy Spirit
When you invited Jesus Christ to be your personal Savior and Lord, He actually entered your life–and He will be with you forever. You will never be alone! Ephesians 3:16-17 tells us, “… that He may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.”
As your invited guest and Lord, Jesus desires to “settle down” in each “room” of your “house”. He brings warmth, light and music. Christ lives in you through the Person of the Holy Spirit. (Read the booklet, My Heart, Christ’s Home.)
Who is the Holy Spirit?
Even though the Holy Spirit is invisible, He is a real person–the Spirit of Jesus (John 14:16-21).
Read the following verses to find out more about the Holy Spirit:
Q Acts 5:3-4 _________________________________________________________
Q John 14:16-17 _________________________________________________________
Q 1 Corinthians 6:19 _________________________________________________________
Yes, the Bible states clearly, that just like the Father, and the Son, the Holy Spirit is God! One God in three Persons.
The Holy Spirit will take each area of your life which you commit to Him and connect the pieces into an extreme picture of God’s best for you!
A New You
“Those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is going. A new life has begun” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
You are now a totally new creation just like this new butterfly, which was formerly a caterpillar.
You may not always feel…or act new. But in God’s eyes you are totally new!
The Father sees you as one whom his dear Son has purchased with the price of his own blood. You are his royal child! (Hebrews 2:9-11).