Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | May 17, 2010

Jesus Prophesys About The Holy Ghost

He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you. (John 14:17 NLT)

Can you imagine the resurrected Christ coming back for just 40 days all to just up and leave you again? How sad must the disciples have been to know that Christ was leaving earth and returning back to heaven. To some, the story might even get worse. Jesus tells his disciples that they need to preach the gospel and baptise in His name until he comes again. Huh? You mean you want me to preach the good news and you’re not even going to be here with us in body form? “Dont do that to me Lord” is exactly what the disciples were thinking.

But you see, Jesus already knew the fear that would come into the hearts of His disciples so He gave them yet another promise. This promise was the Holy Ghost. A gift that was absolutely free for the asking. You see, the Holy Ghost has always been on the earth operating in the lives of the believers but the Holy Ghost had yet to dwell INSIDE of the believer. Jesus knew that there was going to be no way that the disciples could execute His command to preach the Gospel unless they received the Holy Ghost and with the Holy Ghost comes TRUTH and POWER (can I get a witness). You see, Pentecost Sunday is not just a day for you to dress in all white and shout up and down the aisles proclaiming you have the Pentecostal Experience of being baptised inwardly with God’s Spirit. It is a day to execute God’s plan of salvation and deliverance to the entire world. Without the Holy Ghost, you are hopeless. Without the Holy Ghost, salvation is unobtainable. You’re a powerless church goer that has no hope of living to live again. 

Pentecost is the doorway to truth. You see, Pentecost allows us to reject erroneous teachings and walk in the full truth of the knowledge of who Jesus is and how He desires his children to live until He comes again.

Did you know that the world enjoys operating in error? They sure do! You see, according to John 14:17 the world is not looking for the truth and even if you showed them truth, they would not even recognize it. Why? Because they are blinded. They have no clue what the Holy Ghost is. You turn the television on and see reality shows that really are not reality, divorce is at an all time high and people would rather operate under the influence of their own sinful flesh instead of operate in truth. I don’t blame the world for acting the way they do. However, it is my job (and yours too) to remove the blinders off of  people and show them through the power of the Holy Ghost a more excellent way. The Way of Pentecost!

You see,The Holy Ghost (or Holy Spirit same thing) opens the hearts and minds of the believer to Truth (which can be found in the Word of God). Once we have the truth, we can clearly and precisely execute God’s plan for our lives. The Holy Ghost gives you power, eternal life, truth, joy, peace, and the blessed hope to live with Christ the Lord when He returns. Who wouldn’t want this? I know I do! So, when you celebrate Pentecost this coming Sunday, remember all the wonderful fringe benefits that come with Pentecost, but most importantly remember that Pentecost is your doorway to Truth.

Take some time to witness to someone this week by inviting them to your local Apostolic Pentecostal assembly. Show them a more excellent way through the power that resides in YOU. Jesus Christ, the hope of glory. I encourage you with these words.


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