Aglow In The Spirit.

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The Holy Spirit has come to play a vital role in our life. He has been in existence from the beginning together with God the Father and God the Son. Though He was not vividly displayed in the early years (old testament), yet He illuminated the actions of faith expressed by devoted Men.

However in our present time, the Spirit of God has come in His fullness to accomplish what Joel did prophesied,

‘And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all fresh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions’ ( Joel 2:28).

What Really Does The Holy Spirit Do In Us?

He brings the knowledge of Christ to us:

The Spirit of God makes Christ known to us, his Word, his living Utterance, and His person. 1 Cor 2:11 says, ‘No one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.’  Holy Spirit knows deep things of God. Jesus confirming it said, ‘He will teach you all things and bring all things which I have said to your remembrance’ (John 14:26 emphasis).

Holy Spirit kindles faith in the Believers:

‘Without faith, it is impossible to please God’ (Heb 11:6). We receive the gift of faith through the Holy Spirit to believe and trust in God wholly. It is this faith that enables us to carry out great work for God and for our neighbours without hesitation. The Scripture said that no one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit. St. Irenaeus said that it is impossible to see God’s Son without the Holy Spirit.

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Holy Spirit Unites Believers To Christ:

The Spirit of God is truly God. He is consubstantial with the Father and the Son. His mission is to unite those who believe to Christ and make them live in Christ, since He proceeded from Christ. By this they become one family of God.

Holy Spirit Gives Us Life:

In John 6:63, Jesus revealed the life-giving work of the Spirit when He said, ‘It is the Spirit that gives life, the flesh has nothing to offer, the words which I have spoken to you, they are Spirit and, they are life.’ And Saint Paul writing on the same subject said, ‘But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you’ (Romans 8:11). Alleluia.

Holy Spirit brings God’s gifts, especially Love, To Us:

Love is the first gift of God and it contains, and in a way supersedes other gifts. Romans 5:5 disclosed that God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. These gifts are given to us to make us bear peaceable fruit of the Holy Spirit which is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control (Galatians 5:22).

He Works To Make Us Perfect And To Become Complete In Christ:

Ephesians 4:8-14 reveals the essence of numerous gifts which the Spirit of God blesses the believers with. Christians should not concentrate on the gifts but on the fruit and the purpose for which they were sent. ‘Jesus pours out the Holy Spirit abundantly until ‘the saints’ constitute – in their union with the humanity of the Son of God – that perfect man “to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ”: the whole Christ,” in St Augustine’s expression’ (CCC 695).

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For these reasons and more, the scriptures warns, ‘Do not quench the Spirit’ (1 Thes 5:19). Allow the Spirit of God to work in you and to lead you into a lifestyle befitting of a child of God. Amen.