The gift of the Holy Spirit. September 26
While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. And they of the circumcision (jews) which believed we’re astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.... Acts 10: 44-46.
The Jews were amazed that on us Gentiles, God would pour out his spirit. They viewed us as unworthy. They may not have been too far off in their view, if it wasn’t for one thing, the grace of God. God had determined, thru Christ, to save the Gentiles. And since God has no second class seating He determined, I also will pour out my gift of the Holy Spirit upon their lives. The gift of the Holy Spirit enables us to be Strong in the things of the Lord. He helps us see things of this world properly. He also helps us in our prayers. He helps us be a witness of Christ to others. He is a guide, a comforter, a companion. He is an Inner witness to our spirit to keep pressing on in this way. When all around us is saying you may as well give up, there’s no use. He the Spirit of God will be in us saying loud and clear don’t listen to this world listen to me and keep pressing on , it will pay great reward later. The Bible says that the Holy Spirit takes what he hears in Gods presence and brings it to us. Friend this is amazing. That me and You can know what God thinks about a situation and thru the Spirit can even know of future events. Sometimes God in a special way can speak to us, perhaps thru a person or an event or even something spectacular. But most of the time He guides us by his word and the Holy Spirit that He has placed within us. So today seek the Lord and when you feel His Holy Spirit don’t retreat but open your heart and life and let him in. He’s the best friend we can have here upon the earth.