THE PROMISED GIFT

SCRIPTURE TEXT: “And now I will send the Holy Spirit, just as the Father promised. But stay here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from Heaven” –Luke 24:49 (NLT).

The Holy Spirit was promised as a gift to believers – Luke 24:49; John 14:16; Acts 1:5.  Part of His ministry is to seal believers at the moment they receive saving faith in Christ.
The term “seal” includes four truths;

He is a provision of security;

a mark of ownership;

a certification of genuineness;

and a sign of approval – Ephesians. 4:30.

Indeed, the Holy Spirit’s presence in a believer’s life is the final evidence, both to us and to others, of the truth of what we have believed.  Further, He is the down payment, providing both a foretaste of the believer’s spiritual inheritance and a legal claim to the fullness of that inheritance in the future.

The issue though is: do you have the Holy Spirit indwelling you?  Do you have the new birth?  Have you invited Christ by an act of your own will, to be your Savior and Lord?  If not please do it today.  Tomorrow may be too late!

Prayer point: Pray for the Holy Spirit indwelling.
STAY BLESSED

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