Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on His throne; He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that His soul was not left in hell, neither His flesh did see corruption. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, He hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. (Acts 2:29-33)
In these early days of the Church God was working to equip the Apostles and believers so that they would take His message to all the people just as He had said. The first was to give them the Holy Spirit that they might be empowered to speak for Him, remember what Jesus had said when He walked this earth, and understand the Holy Scriptures which speak of Him as they shared Him with others. Though He had risen and gone to be with the Father, He had not left them alone and comfortless, but filled them with His Spirit. God the Holy Spirit who is the Spirit of God had come and taken residence in His Church.
Just as they had the indwelling Spirit to guide them into all truth, equip them for the battles we all face, and comfort them as they walked with Him, so we too receive Him when we believe. When we come to God on His terms of repentance and faith and put our trust in His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary, we receive His Spirit, God Himself in us, to guide, equip, comfort, in all He has for us to do. He also corrects and chastises when we stray, that we might glorify God in all things and point to Christ by our words and our deeds.
His Spirit will teach us all things through His Word, guide and direct those who listen to accomplish His Will, and pray for us when we don’t even know what to pray, for He has the mind of God. He encourages as we walk with Him, equips us as we engage others, empowers us as we minister, and edifies us as we make disciple makers until He takes us Home to the Father.
Until we go Home to be with God, The Spirit of God calls His people to holiness and obedience to Him that we might minister to those around us who are hurting and in need as He provides. We serve others, equipped with the Word of reconciliation and righteousness, rightly divided and fitly spoken, that they may see Christ in us, the hope of Glory. Our GOD has commanded us to love one another with an unfeigned love, even as He first loved us, and to disciple one another in the Word of GOD so that we may all grow in grace and in the Knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Our Lord has commissioned those who are His with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to go where He sends us in the power of the Holy Spirit. As we go, we are to proclaim the Good News of forgiveness through repentance and reconciliation with the Father through faith in His Son, that those who believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah of GOD might have life in His Name.
GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to faith in Christ and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD, forgiveness from GOD, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.