“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:1-4
Where do I begin to share about this wonderful gift of the Holy Spirit given on the Day of Pentecost for our benefit. Like many others, I firmly believe that the spiritual transformations that took place throughout the Book of Acts were only the beginning of the mighty works the Holy Spirit intends to do.
The distinctive feature of Christianity as it addresses itself to man’s experience, is the work of the Spirit, which not only elevates it far above all philosophical speculation, but also above every other form of religion. —George Smeaton of Scotland
“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—” John 14:16
The Holy Spirit is a divine person of infinite majesty, glory, holiness, and power who lives in within our hearts, “But when the Spirit of Christ empowers your life, you are not dominated by the flesh but by the Spirit. And if you are not joined to the Spirit of the Anointed One, you are not of him. Romans 8:9 (TPT)
The coming of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost opened up new realms of faith and power for every believer. We should expect His divine working among us today just as at Pentecost. If this is not our experience, we should search ourselves to see what it is that hinders, whether it is something in our lives that grieves Him or restrains His influence in us, “The Holy Spirit of God has sealed you in Jesus Christ until you experience your full salvation. So never grieve the Spirit of God or take for granted his holy influence in your life.” Ephesians 4:30 (TPT)
I hope you will be inspired and challenged by these life-changing messages on the person and work of the Holy Spirit.