The Gift of The Holy Spirit
Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
God has given us the gift of the Holy Spirit
I remember when BOGO started becoming a thing. Stores would advertise "Buy One, Get One". Sometimes it was - buy one, get one FREE. Sometimes - buy one, get one half-price. Either way it was always a good way to stock up. Or get one for a friend. Somewhere along the way "Buy One, Get One" became BOGO. And it's still one of the best incentives for catching my attention!
We celebrate the birth of the Messiah and that Jesus came to save us. We would indeed be lost without Him. After His death and resurrection He told His disciples that He was going to prepare a place for them, and us, and would send the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38 (ESV) tells us, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."
Of course, we could never buy our salvation. Christ's redemption of us to the Father is a priceless gift. He knew that we would also need His Holy Spirit to comfort us, guide and direct us. He helps us in so many ways as we live out our days on this mission field we call life. How wonderful that we are blessed to worship God the Father, Son & Holy Ghost!
We may have known we needed a Savior; today, I am grateful that when we chose to accept Jesus as our Savior, God also gave us His Holy Spirit to help us to keep living it out each day.
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