Kingdom Revelator Australia – Issue 78
As we prepare for the feast of the Pentecost, it’s more than ever essential to dwell on the power and role of the Holy Spirit in our lives. The third person of the Holy Trinity was promised by Jesus to His disciples before His passion and death on the cross. As promised by the Saviour, the Holy Spirit, often referred to as the Helper, guided and helped build the early church. This gentle Spirit continues to play a key and active role in the Church today. The Holy Spirit unites the believer with Christ, enabling him to live victoriously over sin.
Filled with the Holy Spirit, the disciples were transformed from scared and timid followers of Christ to bold and courageous followers who fearlessly proclaimed the Gospel, even in the face of death. “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). They travelled far and near preaching and sharing the Gospel; they became the pall bearers of Christianity. Once the Holy Spirit descended upon them, the petty fights as to who is the greatest among them or who will sit at the right hand of Jesus, became a thing of the past.
It doesn’t matter who is first or the last, what matters is that we should be humble enough to be guided by the Holy Spirit. Yielding to the Holy Spirit bestows upon us various spiritual gifts and helps us to grow closer to God. “And because you are children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’” So as children of the Living God, let us lead a life worthy of Christ.