“And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper.” John 14:16 NKJV
The Holy Ghost, the eternal third person of the Trinity, does not just make a sudden and grand appearance in the New Testament. He is specifically named at creation, Elihu names Him as the one who forms us in the womb, God told Moses that the Spirit would rest upon the artisans responsible for building the tabernacle and so on many, many times in the Old Testament. The difference in the New Testament is that the Holy Ghost comes upon every believer and stays with us until the day of redemption.
In the Old Testament we see the Holy Ghost’s creative power. In the New Testament we see His re-creative power. It is by the Holy Ghost that we become children of God. He then dwells in the children of God, who are called the temple of the Holy Ghost, as the Presence of God dwelt in the Old Testament Temple. By His presence we are trained to understand the Scriptures, to witness for our Lord, to obey the will of the Father. He is indeed a precious gift of God the Father and God the Son to the Church of Jesus Christ.
Almighty God, Thank You for sending the Holy Ghost to live with us and strengthen us in this world. Amen.
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