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What is the Holy Ghost?
And when he is come he will
reprove the world of sin and of righteousness and of judgment; John 16:8
Who is he that Jesus was talking about? It is the Holy Ghost. This is the
comforter that he was going to send back when he returned to the Father. This comforter
was to be our guide. It was to reprove us if we sinned, to keep us righteous and holy and
to judge the ones who were not living as they should have been (the hypocrites). Every one
of us has at some time said or did something that we shouldn't have after we had gotten
saved. That sinking feeling we have afterwards is nothing but the Holy Ghost convicting us
and reproving us for doing wrong. By him dwelling in us, he immediately lets us know if we
have said something or did something that we shouldn't have.
He also lets us know when we should be doing something that we haven't. If we
get a very strong feeling that we should be doing something that is not a sin that could
help someone and we don't we are denying the leading of the spirit. He will lead us and
guide us in the pathways to take if we will only listen.
When we receive the Holy Ghost we also receive one or more of the gifts of
the spirit. He will allow all of us to be able to tell who is sincere in worshipping God
and who is only playing as the Pharisees did. The problem here arises when we tend to
listen to the flesh more than the spirit. We may say to ourselves ,"Brother S is such
a good tithe payer and he always gives generously to the church, if we preach on looking
at beautiful women then he may get mad and quit coming here and then what will do? We know
he loves watching those beautiful girls walk by so we won't say anything bout that. After
all the Bible says judge not.". You know that he is doing wrong, the spirit has led
you to speak to him about it and yet what do you do? You deny the pulling of the spirit to
talk to him and listen to Satan twisting the word of God. And I ask you today who will be
The Holy Ghost is more than just speaking in tongues. The Holy Ghost is what
will keep you through the rough times. In the book of Matthew, the 25th chapter we find
the parable of the 10 virgins. Now we know that throughout the Bible the church is
represented as the Bride of Christ. Here we find that there are 10 virgins. A virgin is
pure. So all these were pure. They were all clean. They had all taken the lamp (salvation)
and went forth to wait for the bridegroom. Five took oil (the wise virgins) and five
didn't (the foolish virgins). Now throughout the Bible we also find that the oil is
representative of the Holy Ghost. We know that all the virgins had a little oil in their
lamps because we find that the foolish ones asked the wise ones for oil for their lamps
had gone out. For them to have gone out they must have been lit in the first place. They
all slumbered and slept, not just the foolish ones. Yet when they heard the cry behold the
bridegroom cometh they all arose and the ones that the lamps were still burning had the
oil to have kept it.
We all are guilty of slumbering and not doing what we should have for God but
when the time came to meet the bridegroom the wise ones still had their lamps burning.
They all had to trim the lamps but they were still burning.
Have you gotten the oil? Are you filled with the Holy Ghost? Not just the
little bit that you got when you got saved but have you went to get the oil that will keep
your lamp burning throughout the night? Is your lamp filled to the brim with the Holy
Ghost and overflowing? If not I urge you today to go and seek it. It is a gift freely
given to those who ask for it. Jesus told his disciples to tarry at Jerusalem till they be
endued with power from on high. Do you want this power? Then ask him. If you don't fully
understand what the Holy Ghost is about email me I'll be happy to help you to understand.
Have a blessed day.
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