THE HOLY GHOST

Further evidence of the Spirit's abiding presence in our lives is the fruit of the Spirit, which Paul mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23 : "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."

The Promise

Was the baptism of the Holy Spirit for the apostles or early disciples only? Is it today available to only a select few who are "superspiritual"?

The obvious answer to these questions is no. The Apostle Peter made it every plain in his message on the Day of Pentecost that the gift of the Holy Ghost is for everyone: For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call" (Acts 2:39 ). (See Luke 11:13 ). Our faith, obedience, and submission to the Lord Jesus and His gospel qualify us for this most joyous of all experiences. (See Acts 5:32 ; 11:15-17.) AsIsaiah 12:3 states, "With joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation."

Seek Him Today, for "he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him" (Hebrews 11:6 ). "Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters" (Isaiah 55:1 ). This means you!

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