The Power of Praise and Prayer

It is usually in our darkest moments that we experience the awesome power of prayer.

In the Book of Acts we read that Paul and Silas were arrested, beaten and thrown into prison for preaching the gospel.

At midnight, Paul and Silas started praying and singing songs of praise to our Father God.

Suddenly, there was a great earthquake and the foundation of the prison was shaken.

The chains holding Paul and Silas were broken and the prison gates were thrown open.

That is what the power of praise can do. It can pull down anything that is burdening you in your life.

So, remember, whatever challenges you may be facing don’t stop praising and worshipping God. For it is in your darkest moments that you will truly experience the awesome power of Prayer.

God Bless

Geoffrey

The Names of the Holy Spirit

You need to know that the Holy Spirit is known by many different names in the Bible. These include:-

Comforter (John 14:16 and 14:26)

  1. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper to be with you forever.
  2. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

 

Good Spirit (Nehemiah 9: 20)

You gave your good Spirit to instruct them and did not withhold your manna from their mouth and gave them water for their thirst.

 

Holy Ghost (Acts 1: 5)

For John baptised with water, but you will be baptised by the Holy Ghost not many days from now

 

Spirit (Ephesians 5: 18)

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit.

 

Spirit of Adoption (Romans 8: 15)

For you did not receive the Spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry “Abba! Father!”

 

Spirit of Christ (Romans 8: 9)

You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Him.

 

Spirit of Glory (1 Peter 4: 14)

If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of Glory and of God rests upon you.

 

Spirit of God (Romans 8: 9)

You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Him

 

Spirit of Grace (Hebrews 10: 29)

How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of Grace?

 

Spirit of Promise (Ephesians 1: 13)

In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in Him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit.

 

Spirit of the Lord (Luke 4: 18)

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed.

Spirit of Truth (John 14: 17)

Even the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him, nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.

 

Spirit of Wisdom (Ephesians 1: 17)

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory may give you the Spirit of Wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.

May the Lord our God bless you mightily on this wonderful Sabbath day, the day that the Lord gave to us.

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

Heaven – a Guide for Travellers!

Accommodation

Arrangements for first class accommodation have been made in advance.

(John 14: 2)

Passports

Persons seeking entry will not be permitted past the gates without having proper credentials and having their names registered with the ruling authority.

(Revelation 21: 27)


Departure Times

The exact date of departure has not been announced. Travellers are advised to be prepared to leave at short notice.

(Acts 1: 7)


Customs

Only one declaration is required whilst passing through customs.

(1 Corinthians 15: 1,3,4)


Immigration

All passengers are classified as immigrants since they are taking residence in a new country.

(Hebrews 11: 13-16)


Luggage

No luggage whatsoever can be taken.

(1 Timothy 6: 7)

Air Passage

Travellers going directly by air are advised to watch daily for indication of imminent departure.

(1 Thessalonians 4: 7)


Vaccinations and Injections

Not needed as diseases are unknown at this destination.

(Revelation 21: 4)

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

Priscilla and Aquila

Priscilla and Aquila appear in four chapters of the Bible; Acts, Romans, Corinthians and Timothy.

I love this story because there are so many similarities and parallels with my life with my wife, Marlene.

Priscilla is the diminutive of Prisca, feminine of Prisca meaning “primitive,” hence, “worthy, or venerable,” as belonging to the good old time.

This name is also found as a family name in the earliest Roman annals, and appears in the form “Prisca” in Paul’s Second Epistle to Timothy.

(2 Timothy 4:19)

Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.

It is also interesting to note that Aquila, Priscilla’s husband, had the family name of the commander of a legion, for it means “eagle”—emblem of the Roman army. Both names are Roman.

From the prominence given in Roman inscriptions and legends to the name Prisca it is concluded that she belonged to a distinguished Roman family.

Of Priscilla’s background and parentage Scripture is silent. No information is to be found about her upbringing and childhood.

Doubtless, like her husband, she was born in Pontus. Both were Jews of Asia-Minor, and as such were expelled by Claudius from Rome, and in Corinth, Priscilla and Aquila became the honoured and much-loved friends of Paul.

In fact, they were the most distinguished amongst Paul’s fellow-helpers in the cause of Christ.

As Priscilla is always paired with her husband, Aquila, it is difficult to separate her and place her on a pedestal of her own. Their two hearts always beat as one. Harmoniously, they laboured together in the service of the church.

They walked as one, for they had mutually agreed to put Christ first. In the six references where both are mentioned, the name of Priscilla comes first in three instances, and Aquila first in the other three.

They are never mentioned apart. Is there any significance attached to the fact that Aquila is not named first every time, but equally shares mention with his wife? A number of conjectures have been put forth why Priscilla comes first at all in the references to them both.

Some historians suggest that she was the more energetic of the two, and perhaps had the stronger character. One literary source thinks that Priscilla may have been a Christian before her husband, and that she won him for the Lord by her “chaste conversation,” or that perhaps hers was a primacy of character and service, or a more conspicuous intellectual ability, or that she may have been of nobler birth and social quality than Aquila.

Personally, I see no reason at all for Priscilla’s name coming first in half of the Scripture references to her, even though she may represent the wonderful prominence of women in early Christianity, and in martyrdom and service for Christ.

If, in any way, Priscilla outshone Aquila, he must have praised God for such a precious gifted and mulit-talented wife. Charles Kingsley makes one of his characters in Westward Ho! say, “In her he had found a treasure and knew what he had found.”

This must have been Aquila’s sentiment also. Let us now look at the many fascinating facets of the union existing between these two old-time saints.

What romance, love and blending of personalities are associated with such an ordinary phrase as “Aquila … with his wife Priscilla.”

How interesting it would be to know where and how they met, fell in love with each other and married! As nothing is said about any children that through the years came to grace their lovely home, we can take it that Priscilla was childless.

From the record we have of Aquila and Priscilla their story is a beautiful idyll of home life. Together, from the time of their marriage, they are always named together, and were inseparable. What a pleasant picture of wedded love they represent!

To these two, wedlock was a divine ordinance and indissoluble union, and one which halved their sorrows and doubled their joys. They were not unequally yoked together but joined in the Lord.

In the truest sense, Aquila and Priscilla were “no more twain but one flesh,” and all that they covenanted to accomplish together from the hour of their marriage vows was realized as the result of the perfect unity of the spiritual, nature of purpose, and of aim.

As twin stars, Aquila and Priscilla were “bright with borrowed rays divine.” They moved in one orbit and were united in all their labours as well as in their love.

With Nabal and Abigail we have a sad illustration of husband and wife who had nothing in common, who were diametrically opposed to each other in character, and in whom sordidness and sublimity were associated.

But with Aquila and Priscilla it was so different, for, like Zacharias and Elisabeth they, too, were “both righteous” and like them, manifested a union, idyllic in its full-orbed loveliness and charm. Because the Bible is everybody’s Book, it is the married people’s Book revealing how the Aquilas and Priscillas can live happily together.

Further, this Christian couple were in complete harmony in their experience of God’s saving power, and so became one in their holy zeal for the Saviour, and in their service for His church.

They were life partners in faithful endeavours, not only to present Christ by word of mouth, but also in the excellency of their walk and conversation.

The supreme need in our present day church is not for more preachers, but for more lay workers like Aquila and Priscilla who are ready to exemplify Christ in the common round of life.

Paul first discovered this Godly pair when he came to Corinth from Athens, where Priscilla and Aquila had been driven by the edict of Claudius against the Jews.

Acts 18: 2 says it all:-

And he found a Jew named Attila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife, Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. And he went to see them.

And because he was of the same trade he stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.

Paul was a wonderful discoverer. He was always investigating, now a truth, now a grace, now a personality. He was ever finding because he was forever seeking.

How many have we found for the Lord?

Just when Aquila and Priscilla became committed as followers of Jesus Christ, the New Testament does not say.

Priscilla and Aquila – tentmakers

Had they been unconverted when Paul found them it would have been impossible for them to remain so, with Paul living in their home for eighteen months, and their contact with the Apostle’s constant teaching of the Word of God in the nearby Synagogue.

We must therefore assume that it was most likely that by the time that they had met Paul that they were already firmly established as Christians and that in them he found two saintly souls after his own heart.

Both Aquila and Priscilla, as Hebrews, were drenched in Old Testament Scriptures and had found in the promised Messiah, their Saviour and Lord, and were thus able to enter into Paul’s remarkable ministry during his stay in Corinth.

With honoured Paul as their house guest, what times the three of them must have had together in prayer and meditation upon the Word of God.

What spiritual knowledge Aquila and Priscilla must have acquired from the Early Church’s greatest Bible teacher, Paul! Theirs must have been a thorough theological course.

Luke – who wrote the Acts in the Bible – comments in Acts 18: 3 that Priscilla and Aquila were tentmakers. And, of course, this must have added to Paul’s joy in being able to live, and spend time, with Aquila and Priscilla as he had also been a tentmaker and, at times, had earned his living in this way.

When not preaching and teaching we can imagine Paul, Aquila and Priscilla sitting together in Aquila’s shop as they plied their needles and fashioned or repaired tents.

Aquila and Priscilla shared the duties of their workshop. They were not ashamed of manual toil. Proud of their craft, we can believe that the product of their joint labours was known for its excellent quality.

The tents from their establishment was made of honest goat’s hair, sewn with honest thread, seamed and disposed of at an honest price, which gave Aquila and Priscilla an excellent reputation. Their business ethics were beyond reproach. They were in the tent business first of all, for the glory of God.

As Jews, Paul, Aquila and Priscilla were taught the tent trade when they were young, for the teaching of rabbis was that the father who failed to teach his son a trade educated him to be a thief.

Jesus Himself was taught a trade and was thus known not only as “the carpenter’s son” but also as, “the Carpenter.” We are thus shown the dignity of labour.

The craft of Aquila and Priscilla – tentmaking – may have been a common one, but it was approached in an uncommon spirit. Their toil was honourable and they honoured God in their toil, even as Jesus did when for long years He worked at the bench as a carpenter.

Do we turn our particular craft to good account for the Lord? “A particular craft will throw you into association with a particular class of persons, and if you are alert and always about our Father God’s business, you may find in your particular calling a special opportunity for testimony from which others, not of the same craft, are circumstantially excluded.

As we read the references to Aquila and Priscilla we cannot fail to be impressed with the affection they had for Paul, and of the way he held them in high esteem.

Of all the Apostle Paul’s co-workers none were to prove themselves as loyal and helpful as these Priscilla and Aquila. As a lonely man, and in constant need of friendship and comfort, none cared for Paul as that home-making couple provided for him.

Their oneness in spiritual things made Aquila and Priscilla so precious to the heart of Paul who designated them “my fellow-workers in Christ Jesus”

In Romans 16:3 Paul writes:-

Greet Priscila and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, who risked their necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks but all the churches of the Gentiles give thanks as well.

They were workers not shirkers in the divine vineyard, and their labours with and for the Apostle were not in vain, seeing they wrought “in Christ Jesus.” They shared Paul’s itinerant ministry. They went to Ephesus and to Rome assisting their friend in every way. As missionaries they scattered the good seed of the Gospel wherever they went.

This is why Paul was generous in his recognition and acknowledgment of indebtedness to these Godly souls, who, for love of Christ laboured with him so devotedly in the Gospel.

When Paul left Corinth after staying for a period of eighteen months in the home of Priscilla and Aquila, they left with him for Ephesus.

After some time he “left them there,” and sailed to Jerusalem.

Being “left there” was in the providence of God as we shall see when we come to their contact with Apollos there.

In the furtherance of the Gospel Paul tells us that Priscilla and Aquila laid down their own necks for his sake, earning thereby not only his heartfelt gratitude, but also that of all the Gentile churches which Paul had founded.

In some way or another, possibly during the great Ephesian riots, Priscilla and Aquila had saved the Apostle Paul whom the Lord consecrated to the service of the Gentile world.

The way Paul describes their readiness to sacrifice themselves on his behalf conveys the thought that they had been exposed to martyrdom for his sake.

He never forgot the self-sacrifice of Priscilla and Aquila who, for the most part of their lives worked at their trade as tentmakers but who were capable of noble deeds equal to the occasion. In perilous circumstances they exhibited a martyr-like self-sacrifice, and thereby emulated the example of Christ Jesus whom they so faithfully served.

Can we say that we are ready to lay down our necks for apostolic causes? Must we not confess with shame our effort to save our necks as much as possible?

It is truly a sobering thought. In similar circumstances would we willingly – or even unwillingly – become martyrs for our love of Christ? Would our faith be that strong or would we be like Peter who denied that he was a follower of Christ three times before the cock crowed?

While the last mention of Aquila and Priscilla is to be found in Paul’s Second Epistle to Timothy where they were back living in Ephesus around the year 66AD it is believed that they ultimately laid down their lives for Christ’s sake. Although there is no actual historical evidence that this was so.

July 8th  is the day in the Roman Catholic calendar when it is said that Priscilla and Aquila were martyred by being beheaded.

It was a very sad day. Priscilla and Aquila had loved each other for many many years and, together, they had been loving and supportive friends to Paul and ardent workers in bringing the gospel to a large number of people.

But now the fateful time had arrived when they were ready for the quick flash of the executioner’s sword that would send them home to their beloved Father God.

One of the most impressive aspects of the spiritual influence of Priscilla and Aquila was the way in which these two simple souls with a deep knowledge of Christian truth were used to open the eyes of a great Alexandrian divine to the reality of the Gospel.

The eloquent and fervent Apollos with all his brilliance and power suffered from being a preacher with only limited knowledge of Christ. He knew only “the baptism of John” He knew nothing of salvation through the cross and the accompaniments of salvation.

The larger truths of the Gospel of Redemption were as yet unknown to him. Priscilla and Aquila followed the crowds who went to hear this most popular and persuasive preacher.

As they listened, Priscilla and her husband detected the negative defects of the preaching of Apollos. He taught no positive error, denied no essential of the faith. What he preached was true as far as it went.

Apollos knew the truth, but not all the truth, and so in the quiet way, with all humility, Priscilla and Aquila set about correcting the apparent deficiency of Apollos. Inviting him into their home they passed no word of criticism on what they had heard him preach but with consummate tact instructed him Biblically in the truth of the crucified, risen and glorified Saviour.

What was the result of that Bible course which Apollos received from those two Godly, Spirit-enlightened believers? Why, Apollos became so mighty in the Gospel that he was called an apostle. In fact, he became so effective as a true gospel preacher that some of the Corinthians put him before Peter and Paul.

But all that Apollos became he owed, under God, to the quiet instruction of Priscilla and Aquila. In Apollos, Christ gained a preacher whose spiritual influence was second only to Paul himself.

If we cannot be great, by God’s grace we may be the means of making others great. Quiet, unobtrusive Andrew little knew when he brought his brother Peter to Christ that he would become the mighty Apostle to the Jews. As husband and wife, and humble tentmakers, Aquila and Priscilla greatly enriched the ministries of Paul and Apollos whom God, in turn, used to establish churches.

Paul gives us a still fuller insight into the passionate desire of Aquila and Priscilla to bind the saints together in fellowship. To the Corinthians he wrote, “Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church in their house.”

In Romans, the Apostle sent his greetings to them and to “the church that is in their house.” At stated times they gathered the followers of Christ for worship, meditation and remembrance at the Family Altar, and thereby invested “the domestic circle with a peculiar sanctity as the germ of that great organism which we call the Church of God.”

In those apostolic days, poverty and persecution made separate buildings for worship almost impracticable, and so private, sanctified homes became the house of God.

Aquila and Priscilla consecrated their home to God, as a gathering place for the saints. Because of this they became doubly sanctified by the Word of God and prayer.

If such a dedicated home is “the masterpiece of the applied Gospel,” should we not be careful that nothing enters our home to “unchurch” it?

Perhaps the church of God could become a mightier spiritual force in the world if we could return to upper chambers and churches in the home.

As we take farewell of Aquila and Priscilla we remind ourselves that in the history of Christianity the truly great characters have always been simple and humble men and women.

The God who made the mountains also made the valleys, and both are needed. Paul, ever conscious of his indebtedness to inconspicuous persons, paid just tribute to Aquila and Priscilla.

Whether we are prominent or otherwise, may we be found serving God to the limit of our ability. How much we owe to the quiet and useful lives of the world’s Aquilas and Priscillas, as well as its more conspicuous saints we shall never know this side of heaven!

The humble tentmakers we have thought of are, “a bracing and cheering study for Christians of every type and condition. They are especially a pertinent example for Christian husbands and wives. It will be a true loss if we neglect to contemplate this spiritually-minded pair who walked in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord, blameless.

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

There is no Christianity without the Holy Spirit

So often people talk about the Holy Spirit as an ‘it’ – as if he was some mysterious entity.

But the Holy Spirit is an actual person – and not an ’it’.

The Holy Spirit has a mind

And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

(Romans 8:27)

The Holy Spirit has a will

All these are empowered by one and the same spirit, who apportions to each one individually as He wills.

(1 Corinthians 12: 11)

The Holy Spirit has emotions

I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf.

(Romans 15: 30)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

(Galatians 5: 22-23)

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

(Ephesians 4: 30)

The Holy Spirit comforts

So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied.

(Acts 9: 31)

The Holy Spirit speaks (in fact, clearly)

Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says,

Today if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness, where your fathers put me to the test and saw my works for forty years.

Therefore I was provoked with that generation and said, ‘they always go astray in their heart; they have not known my ways.’

As I swore in my wrath, they shall not enter my rest.”

(Hebrews 3: 7)

The Holy Spirit teaches

And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.

(1 Corinthians 2: 13)

The Holy Spirt can be grieved

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

(Ephesians 4: 30)

The Holy Spirit can be insulted

How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of Grace?

(Hebrews 10: 29)

The Holy Spirit can be resisted

You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you.”

(Acts 7: 51)

And The Holy Spirit can be lied to

But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, and with his wife’s knowledge he kept back for himself some of the proceeds and brought only a part of it and laid it at the Apostles’ feet.

But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land?

While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal?

Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to man but to God.

When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all who heard it. The young men rose and wrapped him up and carried him out and buried him.

After an interval of about three hours his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. And Peter said to her, “Tell me whether you sold the land for so much.”

And she said, “Yes, for so much.” But Peter said to her, “How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out.”

Immediately, she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. When the young men came in and found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her beside her husband.

And great fear came upon the whole church and upon all who heard of these things.

(Acts 5: 1-11)

Therefore, our Christian faith, knowledge and beliefs would not exist without the Holy Spirit.

May you be greatly blessed upon the this wondrous Sabbath morn

Geoffrey

The Names of the Holy Spirit

You need to know that the Holy Spirit is known by many different names in the Bible. These include:-

Comforter (John 14:16 and 14:26)

  1. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper to be with you forever.
  2. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

 

Good Spirit (Nehemiah 9: 20)

You gave your good Spirit to instruct them and did not withhold your manna from their mouth and gave them water for their thirst.

 

Holy Ghost (Acts 1: 5)

For John baptised with water, but you will be baptised by the Holy Ghost not many days from now

 

Spirit (Ephesians 5: 18)

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit.

 

Spirit of Adoption (Romans 8: 15)

For you did not receive the Spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry “Abba! Father!”

 

 

Spirit of Christ (Romans 8: 9)

You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Him.

 

Spirit of Glory (1 Peter 4: 14)

If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of Glory and of God rests upon you.

 

Spirit of God (Romans 8: 9)

You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Him

 

Spirit of Grace (Hebrews 10: 29)

How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of Grace?

 

Spirit of Promise (Ephesians 1: 13)

In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in Him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit.

 

Spirit of the Lord (Luke 4: 18)

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed.

Spirit of Truth (John 14: 17)

Even the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him, nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.

 

Spirit of Wisdom (Ephesians 1: 17)

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory may give you the Spirit of Wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

Welcome to our new Holy Spirit Web Site

The Holy Spirit has been with me since the day I was born – I just didn’t know it!

During the past four years the Holy Spirit has made himself known to me in many powerful ways. When I was ‘dying’ He gave me an 80% healing. And although I am now physically disabled I am still very much alive and my mission is to help as many people as possible enter into a deeper relationship with our Father God.

So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?

(Luke 11: 13)

And now you gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, He identified you as His own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom He promised long ago.

(Ephesians 1:13)

And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, He has identified you as His own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption.

(Ephesians 4:30)

Therefore, anyone who refuses to live by these rules is not disobeying human teaching but is rejecting God, who give His Holy Spirit to you.

(1 Thessalonians 4:8)

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

(Acts 2: 1-4)

I am the founder/creator of the Holy Spirit Facebook Group (with 43,000+ members) and if you have a Facebook account you will be most welcome to become a member.

I hope that you find my new blog of great interest.

God Bless

Geoffrey