“Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.” - Luke. 24:49
Before Jesus finally ascended to the Father and to heaven He said He would send something of great importance to His followers. This Promise is the Holy Spirit. He is not an impersonal force or power but a Divine Person with all the attributes of God. He is the One who convicts and draws us to Jesus, making us conscious of our need to become a child of God.
He is the One who changes us and makes us understand who God is when we become born again. This change of heart and direction is brought about by the power of the Holy Spirit.
In becoming this new creation you receive eternal life and you are justified before God. When you receive the Promise of the Father you receive the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the creator so when you accept Jesus into your life “He” the Person of the Holy Spirit will come and live within your body permanently.
The disciples, in obedience to the Lord Jesus, went to Jerusalem, prayed and worshipped God for a period of ten days.
Then on the day of Pentecost while they were praying in an upper room there was a sound of a rushing wind and the Promise of the Father came in the form of tongues of fire upon each one, and they all began to speak in languages that they had never learned before. This was the evidence that the Holy Spirit had come, not only upon them, but had come to reside within them.
When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, pray that the Holy Spirit will come upon you and within you, so that you can resist the devil. Secondly, that He may be our teacher, guide and comforter. Thirdly, that we may be empowered to be a testimony and fourthly, that Jesus and the Father may be real in our spirits.
Have you received the Holy Spirit since you became a believer?
Dear heavenly Father, thank You for Your promises. Thank You for the gift of the Holy Spirit. I yield to the Holy Spirit and His influence in my life today, in Jesus name.