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The Gift of The Holy Spirit
Watch this space! This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. Is He the Savior or a liar? Is He God or just a man? Is He the Jesus of the Bible or the Jesus of this world? The truth is that only Jesus brings salvation.
He brings the forgiveness of sins. This is the truth we hold to no matter what.
Jesus is the Way, the Truth, the Life. He is the only way to know God and His Truth.
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The Christian life is a struggle because our sinful selves have their own opinions, thoughts and desires. Our natural inclination is to want what we want. He is the God of Truth.
His Word is unbreakable and incapable of error or deceit. The dynamic Word proclaimed on Pentecost—the Gospel of Jesus Christ, crucified and risen from the dead—is the same Word proclaimed among us today. The Spirit unites believers through the bond of peace. As the apostle Paul testifies, the Spirit calls us to one hope, the hope of the glorious salvation life of Christ.enter site
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The Spirit works surely and certainly in the Church, and in the hearts and lives of individual believers. Like the apostles on Pentecost, our courage and confidence in witnessing and telling others about Christ lie in the power of the Spirit and the Word. The Holy Spirit has a history—a record—of working in the world through His means of grace and the forgiveness of sins. This history is also a personal one for each of us, because the Spirit works intimately in our lives.
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I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith. In the same way He calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian Church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith.
In this Christian Church He daily and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers. On the Last Day He will raise me and all the dead, and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ. Through the Gospel and the Sacraments, the Spirit nourishes, preserves, and increases the Church and its members. He continues to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to create faith, and to administer the forgiveness of sins to believers across the globe.
At the same time, He gathers new people into His Church, using modern-day apostles as His instruments, sending them to all nations, baptizing and teaching. Through the Holy Spirit, the Gospel is amazingly translatable, crossing languages, cultures, and ethnic borders. National divisions and prejudices are not barriers to the Spirit.
He is no respecter of human boundaries. Luther wrote a Pentecost hymn that may serve as a prayer to the Holy Spirit. In this beautiful hymn we pray for the Spirit to be active among us, to strengthen our faith, and to comfort us as we walk in His service:. Come, holy Light, guide divine, Now cause the Word of life to shine. Teach us to know our God aright And call Him Father with delight.
Alleluia, alleluia! Come, holy Fire, comfort true, Grant us the will Your work to do And in Your servie to abide; Let trials turn us not aside. All Rights Reserved. The Gift of The Holy Spirit. Gerhard Bode The miracle of Pentecost is not merely a past historical event. What is a Christian to do with Pentecost? The Day of Pentecost The apostles had gathered themselves in Jerusalem to wait and pray. This is most certainly true.