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22nd March 2022


The Great Gift of the Holy Spirit

Jesus promised His disciples the great gift of the Holy Spirit (John 14:15-18).
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He is God living within us.
The Father & Son taking up residence in our hearts (John 14:23).
God tabernacling with us through his Spirit. Just amazing!


“These things I have spoken to you while being present with you.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:25-27 NKJV

However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you. John 16:13-15 NKJV


The Holy Spirit is our helper, teacher, comforter, guide & counselor.
How wonderful is that. What a priceless & precious gift to us.
The Holy Spirit is truth & He guides us into all truth.
He teaches us & helps us remember all that Jesus taught & instructed.

The Holy Spirit speaks to us revealing & declaring the things of Jesus to us – the ‘inner voice’.
Things of the past & things about the future. He is the prophetic Spirit.
In all the Holy Spirit does & says His sole desire is to glorify Jesus.
If we are obedient to the Spirit’s guiding instructions we too will glorify Jesus.

The Holy Spirit equips & empowers us to live for God in this world.
We cannot follow Jesus effectively without Him. He sanctifies & makes us holy.
We therefore need to get to know the Holy Spirit – personally, intimately & deeply.
Keep pursuing ever deepening relationship with the Holy Spirit.
He will lead us & keep us in the love, light & life of God.


For Reflection

  • Do I recognise the ‘inner’ voice of & leading of the Holy Spirit?
  • How well do i relate to & respond to the Holy Spirit?
  • Meditate on the great gift of the Holy Spirit.

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Prayer

Heavenly Father,
We thank You for saving us through Jesus shed blood,
And gifting us with the precious priceless gift of Your Spirit.
Thank you that you reside & live within us,
Bringing Your love, light & life to our lives.
Teach & help us to stay in step with Your Holy Spirit,
This we ask in the mighty Name of Jesus.
AMEN

Written by Gareth Jones

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