The Christian holiday of Pentecost, which is celebrated on the 50th day after the weekly Sabbath during the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Leviticus 23:15), commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks, as described in the Acts of the Apostles. The Pentecost is an important holiday because it represents when God extended his salvation to all peoples and not only to the “descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob”. To celebrate this event we are going to look at the role the holy spirit plays in our lives.
The Holy Spirit was first left to Christians on Pentecost which coincidentally will be celebrated on this coming Sunday and has continued to guide Christians as they grow in their faith ever since. He was sent to give courage to the disciples of Jesus as they share the word of God to all corners of the world. The Holy Spirit is God, the third part of the Trinity and is actively involved in the day to day lives of Christians.
He lives with us and provides us wisdom, conviction, and spurs us on in our spiritual growth. His presence in our daily lives is also a sign and seal of our salvation. God’s direct presence in our lives’ shows that we have indeed been reconciled with God. Not only have we been reconciled with God the Holy Spirit is there to empower us. He provides each believer with spiritual gifts that are used to help the church and let the world know that God loves them.
The Holy Spirit confirms our willingness to abide by the terms of our contract. Nothing is hidden from this omnipresent spirit, and no guile escapes His gaze. As the Holy Spirit of Truth, his role is to confirm our commitment and to guide us in our journey toward truth, the fullness of which is God’s domain.
The Holy Spirit provides us with gifts of the Holy Spirit and they include; wisdom, knowledge, understanding, counsel, piety, fortitude, and the fear of the lord. In addition, the fruits the Holy Spirit provides us with include; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control. As Christians, we should integrate the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives as we purpose to spread the gospel of the lord.