WHO IS THE HOLY SPIRIT
Bless you brothers and sisters in the Lord, I greet you in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. This is our first weekly gospel message for the year 2021. 2020 was a challenging year for the whole world even to the church of Christ, But God in His Mighty Power has seen us through. And we are deeply grateful to the Lord for his love and mercy upon us. And as a church of Christ, we use this opportunity to extend our condolense to the family of those who passed on to eternal glory, we pray that there soul may rest in the bossom of the Lord. And we also pray for good health and strenght for those who are still battling with one sickness or the other. May the Lord grant healing to everyone.
Brethren in Christ, in the book of John 15:26, Jesus said He will send gift of the Holy Spirit to us, the Spirit of Truth , that is the Holy Spirit. The question is Who is the Holy Spirit? I would like to say, Holy Spirit is Jesus without boundary and limitation. He is the power of God, He is everywhere at everytime. He helps us to understand the word of God. Holy Spirit is Jesus in a crowd, we feel him but we cannot hold him.
Holy Spirit is Jesus without criterieum, who does not count our past sins and mistakes against us. His love is unconditioner love. He gives us the boldness to preach the gospel of Jesus to the poor, to the thirsty, to the rejected, and to the helpless. He helps us to speak the word of God without fear or favour.
Holy Spirit is the one who evangelise on behalf of his own ministry, when he evangelise, the result last for generation to generation to come. He is the one who deliver us from demonic oppressionand confusion. He is the one that gives us the confidence to pray, without the Holy Spirit, we cannot put our prayers together. He is the one who helps us to pray no matter how annointed we are,we cannot come before the presence of God without the Holy Spirit. When we pray, the Holy Spirit guides our spirit through the prayer and reveal Jesus to us.
He is the one who stay with us when everyone deserted us. He is the one who breaks the heart of a stubborn person and made him or her to submit to the authority of Christ and begin to request for more and more of Christ power and glory.
Brothers and sisters, we can keep on writing more about the Holy spirit, but we have to round up. Without the Holy Spirit in our life, we cannot enter the kingdom of God, for the word of God says, those who live by the Spirit of God,are the sons of God. Now you see how important the Holy Spirit is in our life. We must ask the Father to send his Spirit into heart and gives us the obedient heart to listen to the him and obey his will.
May the good Lord strenghten us in this new year 2021 and gives us the humble heart and mind to walk with the Holy spirit.
God bless you and happy new year.
Yours in Chrsit Jesus our Lord.
Pastor Kolis Arthur