God’s Dishonor Roll – What to Do, Part 2

The Holy Spirit as a dove in the Annunciation ...
The Annunciation by Rubens

Jesus knows we are weak.

That is why He told the disciples, “I am going to send you what my Father has promised . . . ” Luke 2:49

The promise was the Holy Spirit.

Let’s track this Holy Spirit from the beginning: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” Genesis1:1-2

You can’t go any farther back than that, the first page of the Bible. But there’s lots more.

Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit. Matthew 1:18-20

The Holy Spirit appeared visibly at Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan. Luke 3:22

It was prophesied that Jesus, Himself, would baptize people with the Holy Spirit. Luke 3:16

The old man, Simeon, recognized Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit, when Jesus was a week-old infant. Luke 2:25-26

Jesus taught that the heavenly Father would delight to give His Holy Spirit to His followers, even more than our own fathers would give us food. Luke 11:13

Jesus said His followers should never worry about what to say in His defense, because the Holy Spirit would give them the words to say. Luke 12:12

Jesus taught that one of the purposes of the Holy Spirit is to keep teaching us, because of so many things we must learn that we cannot grasp all at once. John 14:26

Jesus said He could not send His Holy Spirit unless He went away. John 16:5-7

Jesus said, “Father, into Thy hand I commend my spirit,” when He died. Luke 23:46

Jesus promised power to be good witnesses after receiving the Holy Spirit. Acts 1:8

Having the Holy Spirit is how we get godly love. Romans 5:5

Righteousness, peace, and joy come from the Holy Spirit. Romans 14:17

Our bodies are to be a temple of the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 6:19

Purity and patience come from the Holy Spirit. 2 Corinthians 6:6

The Holy Spirit seals us. Ephesians 1:13

The Old Testament was written by inspiration of the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:21

Jesus did an amazing thing after He returned to the Father. He sent His own spirit, the Holy Spirit, to be IN the disciples and IN us!

Without Him, we have no power over sin, the flesh, or the devil. Without Him, we are doomed to fail. We need Him every hour of every day and our Father wants us to have the Holy Spirit.

“If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Luke 11:13


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Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

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