Today, Sunday, 4th June 2023, worldwide Christians were in church worshiping their maker. This is one of the most important days in the Christian calendar and the most popular day in the week.
Many of us are familiar with the concept of the Holy Spirit as one of the three persons in the Trinity. While we understand the Father as the creator and the Son as the savior, the significance of the Holy Spirit’s role in the Christian life is often overlooked. Unfortunately, the sacred spirit is primarily associated with speaking in tongues, which only a fortunate few can do. However, it’s important to note that speaking in tongues is just one manifestation of the Holy Spirit and not the sole expression of its presence.
In some born-again churches, there is an emphasis on speaking in tongues without a detailed explanation of why it is essential. The Holy Spirit is Jesus’ gift to the brethren. As Jesus was leaving, he comforted his disciples in John 16:7-15 saying: ” But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I don’t go away, the Helper will not come to you, but if I go, I will send Him to you. And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin because they do not believe me in me: And about the righteousness because I go to the Father, and you will no longer see me.
In the gospel, the Holy Spirit is also referred to as the spirit of truth, and Jesus Christ, in his teaching about prayer in Luke 13, says that God is more than ready to give this gift if we ask for Him. However, conventional wisdom encourages us to ask for the material things that we desire, not the Holy Spirit and yet the Holy Spirit is a gift that will help us achieve everything we desire.