Luke 2:25-32 New International Version (NIV)
25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. 27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:
29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,
you may now dismiss[a] your servant in peace.
30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,
31 which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and the glory of your people Israel.”
The Holy Spirit is with us throughout the Bible. He starts from the beginning in Genesis through all eternity. “Even though you have not seen Him, you love Him…..” This verse I have memorized as I Peter 1:8-9. We recognize the supernatural part of God in us.
Job 33:4 New International Version (NIV)
4 The Spirit of God has made me;
the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Prayer….oh, prayer…have you ever thought of prayer as a swirl of deep desires? These desires to spend a personal time with Jesus, are a clapboard that bridges our Love for each other.
In my prayers for a Christmas message, He brought a song to me. Then I prayed for how to accompany Holy Spirit with His Word. Now, here is a start of that result:
Luke 1:34-35 New International Version (NIV)
34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[a] the Son of God.
So here we are looking at the supernatural relevance of God releasing the Holy Spirit bringing Jesus our Savior to the world. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. This is the Trinity all working together for Their Perfect Gift to the World. How can this be? God gave us an explanation simply said.
Isaiah 55:8 New International Version (NIV)
8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
The next time you are in a “pickle” and you are frightened, remember the song that Mary sings about her own. She calls on Holy Spirit, the breath of life from Heaven to help her. Jesus left us messages :
John 15:26New International Version (NIV)
The Work of the Holy Spirit
26 “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.
Can any better explanation be said than the Word of Jesus? No, there are no better words than His.
John 20:22 New International Version (NIV)
22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit”.
This Christmas ask Jesus Christ our Savior to breath Holy Spirit into your life. As Masterful as our God is for all He has created in this universe, He made it very easy for us to have eternal life with Him. He paid it all through the blood of Jesus, to cover our sin that separates us from Him. You have that free choice now to ask Him to take over your life.
New International Version (NIV)
9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
What happens next? Jesus Christ becomes your Savior forever, He will never leave you for all eternity. He has saved you from all your sins through His forgiveness by grace.
Then the angels will rejoice!