When a person accepts Jesus as their Savior by taking Him on in baptism something incredible happens. It’s true that our sins are remitted, but there’s also a tremendous gift we receive. His name is Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is a person. He is not like smoke, fog, or a cloud, or any other false idea that people have of Him. He is the Third Person of the Godhead. He is one who has the capacities of emotion; therefore, He feels deeply for you. He is a person with the divine power of will; therefore, He can choose to do wonderful things for you when you obey the commands of scripture. It’s not that He brings a different message than what Jesus did. He has come to continue sharing with us everything we’ve been taught by our Savior. Listen to what John has to say in John 14:26 “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.” It ought to bring us tremendous comfort to know that our Heavenly Father cares about us enough to make sure part of Him lives permanently inside of us. But, we also must be aware of the truth that if we’ve never made Jesus the Lord of our lives we receive little to no help from what the Spirit can offer us! As you address God, thank Him for the gift living inside you. Thank Him for the gentle tugs on your conscience. Thank Him for always being there even in times of doubt, grief and mistrust. Salvation is special, but it wouldn’t be complete without the aid of God’s Spirit!
Have a blessed day and remember the One who gave it to you! Kevin
Kevin Lough is the minister at the Whitehall Church of Christ in Fairmont WV.