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The Gift of the Holy Spirit

In the new heaven and the new earth there will be no more sadness, no more pain, no more tears, no more evil, and above all, God will dwell with us forever. In a way, He is doing that already. The gift of the Holy Spirit is what makes us who we are. We are Christians. We do not go by any other name other than that of being followers of Christ. We are God’s offspring, his chosen and his elect. Our future is with God. And what a future to which we look forward. Even King David understood this:

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” (Psalms 23:6)

When Jesus died on the cross, it was just the beginning. His death ushered in the joyous event of the coming of the Holy Spirit. Jesus had promised a helper to his disciples, and when the Apostle Peter stood up on that fateful day of Pentecost, this was a different Peter. Gone were his insecurities of who would be first in the kingdom, instead he was bold and offered life to those looking to God for answers. Peter’s sudden emergence as a leader was not without its trials. The memory of his denials that he knew Christ was still fresh in his mind. Yet the gift of the Holy Spirit changed him, and he became a different person.

We have the opportunity to be different. God in us renders us to be different. There will be a day when we will dwell with God forever in the new heaven and the new earth. Until then, let us grow in the knowledge of the gift of the Holy Spirit.


Jack Flacco is an author and the founder of Looking to God Ministries, an organization dedicated to spreading the Word of God through outreach programs, literature and preaching.

22 thoughts on “The Gift of the Holy Spirit

  1. The Astounding this is, that Jesus is HERE in Person in Catholic Holy Communion as testified to by five different Authors of the NT.
    Mt. 26: 26-28
    Mk. 14: 22-24
    Lk. 22:17-20
    Jn. 6:47-58, 66-70
    Paul 1st Cor. 11:23-30
    This Sacrament Instituted by Christ (Lk.22:19) is a foretaste of heaven HERE on Earth in Catholic Holy Communion. Jesus and HIS Bible cannot lie.

    GREAT POST, thanks

  2. Lovely post…and I wanted to tell you that I had the BEST Holy Week and Easter Sunday, since 2011…totally blessed by immersion in God’s deeper revelation to me of Who HE is, how much Love JESUS had, to be the willing sacrifice for us. WOW’d ❤

  3. You used an important phrase in the last sentence: “let us grow.” Far too many people filling our churches are satisfied being, by analogy, C students. We are called to be bigger and better than that, indeed to grow. Thank you for this good post. — Mike

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