The Gift Of The Holy Spirit

John 7:38 New International Version (NIV)

 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”

Whoever trusts in the Lord and believes in who he is and knows the word of scripture that he speaks, then the abundance of the Holy Spirit will shine through them for all to see. They will be in the spirit of Christ following by His law and not that of the world. They will flow with strength and joy of the body, and soul. Their spirit will be free flowing (living water) and will be loving and gentle as Jesus was. They will hault having anger but instead have respect and understanding. They will drink of the spirit all the time and will be renewed when the are thirsty.

God sent his son to save us from death instead sacrificing Jesus to suffer the death and take the nails for us. Before his hours to goto the cross he says this in John 14:26

MSG

“I’m telling you these things while I’m still living with you. The Friend, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send at my request, will make everything plain to you. He will remind you of all the things I have told you. I’m leaving you well and whole. That’s my parting gift to you. Peace. I don’t leave you the way you’re used to being left—feeling abandoned, bereft. So don’t be upset. Don’t be distraught

So we as believers have become filled in overwhelming blessings by the Holy Spirit who takes care of us and teaches us so that we may learn in absence of Jesus

Jesus’ Parting Words to His Disciples – “Do not let your hearts be distressed. You believe in God; believe also in me. There are many dwelling places.

Jesus tells us not to be troubled in distress again reminding us of the living water he has sent in his name, the Holy Spirit.

Jesus speaks his words to his deciples saying this through verses John 14:16-21

John 14:16-21 New Living Translation (NLT)

16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate,[a] who will never leave you. 17 He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.[b] 18 No, I will not abandon you as orphans—I will come to you. 19 Soon the world will no longer see me, but you will see me. Since I live, you also will live. 20 When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21 Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.”

It is also mentioned again in John 15 verse 26

John 15:26 New Living Translation (NLT)

26 “But I will send you the Advocate[a]—the Spirit of truth. He will come to you from the Father and will testify all about me.

The Holy Spirit continues to guide the people of earth in Jesus absence until his return it say this about the Holy Spirit in

1 Corinthians 12:8-11

1 Corinthians 12:8-11 The Message (MSG)

God’s various gifts are handed out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various ministries are carried out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various expressions of power are in action everywhere; but God himself is behind it all. Each person is given something to do that shows who God is: Everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits. All kinds of things are handed out by the Spirit, and to all kinds of people! The variety is wonderful:

wise counsel

clear understanding

simple trust

healing the sick

miraculous acts

proclamation

distinguishing between spirits

tongues

interpretation of tongues.

All these gifts have a common origin, but are handed out one by one by the one Spirit of God. He decides who gets what, and when.

1 Corinthians 12:8-11 New Living Translation (NLT)

8 To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge.9 The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing. 10 He gives one person the power to perform miracles, and another the ability to prophesy. He gives someone else the ability to discern whether a message is from the Spirit of God or from another spirit. Still another person is given the ability to speak in unknown languages,while another is given the ability to interpret what is being said. 11 It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have. Galatians speaks in Chapter 5 verse 16 & 25 telling us that the Holy Spirit will guide you if you are obedient to God’s word and will guide you away from the nature’s of sin if you allow his guidance among you. That if you live by the spirit he will guide everything in your life that you do.

Galatians 5:16 New Living Translation (NLT)

Living by the Spirit’s Power

16 So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.

Galatians 5:16-18 The Message (MSG)

My counsel is this: Live freely, animated and motivated by God’s Spirit. Then you won’t feed the compulsions of selfishness. For there is a root of sinful self-interest in us that is at odds with a free spirit, just as the free spirit is incompatible with selfishness. These two ways of life are antithetical, so that you cannot live at times one way and at times another way according to how you feel on any given day. Why don’t you choose to be led by the Spirit and so escape the erratic compulsions of a law-dominated existence?

Galatians 5:25-26 The Message (MSG)

Since this is the kind of life we have chosen, the life of the Spirit, let us make sure that we do not just hold it as an idea in our heads or a sentiment in our hearts, but work out its implications in every detail of our lives. That means we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original.

Galatians 5:25 New Living Translation (NLT)

25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.

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John 14:16-21 The Message (MSG)

The Spirit of Truth

If you love me, show it by doing what I’ve told you. I will talk to the Father, and he’ll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you. This Friend is the Spirit of Truth. The godless world can’t take him in because it doesn’t have eyes to see him, doesn’t know what to look for. But you know him already because he has been staying with you, and will even be in you!

“I will not leave you orphaned. I’m coming back. In just a little while the world will no longer see me, but you’re going to see me because I am alive and you’re about to come alive. At that moment you will know absolutely that I’m in my Father, and you’re in me, and I’m in you.

“The person who knows my commandments and keeps them, that’s who loves me. And the person who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and make myself plain to him.”

Author: J. Palmer

Living under the wings of God and the angels around me keeping me going and safe. Sharing the love of Christ.

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