The 12 Gifts of Christmas
12 days featuring 12 gifts we receive becauseof Jesus.
Gift #5: The GIFT of the Holy Spirit!
If you are a believer in Jesus as the Anionted One, you have the gift (the anointing) of the Holy Spirit.
Because Jesus was anointed “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me”, and because you are in Christ as a believer, the Lord has anointed YOU — this is called the GIFT of the Holy Spirit!
Jesus comforted His followers with this: “If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” (John 14:15-18)
John affirms Jesus’ promise when he writes, But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him. (1 John 2:27)
Paul says that God desired to reveal the riches of the glory of this mystery to YOU: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:27) and he says “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”
And Paul constantly reminds his readers that we are the temple of the Holy Spirit!
The Gift, God in us, provides comfort, renews our hope, removes doubt, leads us away from lies and into the truth, removes the fear of death, destroys the power of the Devil over us, and is the down payment toward the promise of Eternal Life!
Thank Jesus for the sending the Spirit to you, to live in you!
With much love in Christ, in the Spirit: