In the Gospel of St. Luke, Jesus commanded his disciples to go to the city of Jerusalem and wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit.
This promise was fulfilled on the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came and empowered the followers of Jesus with the ability to effectively complete the great commission that Jesus had assigned them.
In this season of Pentecost, it is critically important for us to remember that the purpose of the Holy Spirit in our lives is for the presentation and proclamation of the Gospel. The Acts text makes it explicitly clear that the Holy Spirit is given to empower believers to be effective witnesses of Christ.
Let me take this opportunity to encourage every believer to stir up the gift of the Holy Spirit that is in you as Paul counselled Timothy.
“Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (Timothy 1:6-7)
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Bishop Dr. Donald Bolt
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