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10 Facts About The Holy Spirit That May Surprise You

10 Facts About The Holy Spirit That May Surprise You

A Christian shares 10 facts that explain the mysteries surrounding the Holy Spirit according to his personal assessment:

1. The Holy Spirit Was Involved in Creation: According to Genesis 1:1-2, the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. The phrase “moved upon” here implies the Holy Spirit prepared the land for God’s creation.

2. The Holy Spirit Was Involved in Jesus’ Birth: Deuteronomy 32:11 says, “The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee…” This is talking about the virgin birth or Jesus’ incarnation into the physical world.

3. The Holy Spirit Converts Us: It is through the Holy Spirit that Christians are born again. John 3:3 says that a man cannot see the kingdom of God unless he is born again, and this process is made possible by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is also crucial to a Christian’s ability to live life as a new creation in Christ.

4. The Holy Spirit is a Person: Some religions think of the Holy Spirit as less than a person. However, the Holy Spirit is a vitally important person when it comes to the Christian life. Romans 8:26 talks about how the Holy Spirit intercedes for Christians, which is just one of the many roles the Holy Spirit fulfills.

5. The Holy Spirit And Jesus Are Distinct Persons: In Luke 3:21-22, it says the Holy Ghost descended upon Jesus. This shows that Jesus and the Holy Spirit are two different entities. Matthew 28:19 also makes this distinction.

6. The Holy Spirit is Divine: The Holy Spirit is God. Acts 5:3-4 proves this fact as Peter refers to the Holy Spirit as God. The Bible in 2 Corinthians 3:17, calls the Holy Spirit Lord, which of course, confirms He is God.

7. You Need to Ask for The Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is available to all believers but must be asked for to be received.

8. You Can Lose The Holy Spirit: In Psalm 51:11, King David seems to imply that the Holy Spirit could leave him.

9. The Holy Spirit Has Always Been Available: David mentions the Holy Spirit as do several other Old Testament passages. Therefore, this implies the Holy Spirit isn’t a New Testament phenomenon.

10. The Holy Spirit Doesn’t Cause Confusion: God is not the author of the confusion. Speaking in tongues, for example, is confusing and isn’t of God and doesn’t involve the Holy Spirit.

Feeling Depressed? Say This Short Prayer To The Holy Spirit

Feeling Depressed? Say This Short Prayer To The Holy Spirit

“Flow in me, blow your breath, live in me …”

God’s spirit:

Your breath,

your voice that is shouted in silence,

your voice that feeds me if I can not anymore, and no more …

If I’ve tired of fighting, here you are.

My comfort, your hands that heat on the ice,

your hands that liberate from loneliness,

storm, and I get up and walk without hesitation.

Spirit of God, Spirit of God:

it flows in me, it blows your breath, it lives in me.

Blow in me, Holy Spirit,

my longing, the sweetness of my heart, my desire.

Your Glory around me and your power,

breathe the fresh air that gives me freedom.

Your breath, Your voice, which is shouted in silence,

your voice that feeds me if I can not anymore, and no more,

if I’ve tired of fighting …

Here you are,

God’s spirit,

Spirit of God, flow in me,

Breathe your breath, live in me.

Make This Prayer to the Holy Spirit Before Confession

Make This Prayer to the Holy Spirit Before Confession

Here is a prayer to the Holy Spirit before receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation or Penance. Let us ask God to give us the strength to always make a good confession.

Come, Holy Spirit, into my soul. Enlighten my mind that I may know the sins I ought to confess, and grant me the grace to confess them fully, humbly, and with a contrite heart. Help me to firmly resolve not to commit them again.

O Blessed Virgin, Mother of my Redeemer, mirror of innocence and sanctity and refuge of penitent sinners, intercede for me that I may obtain the grace to make a good confession.

All you blessed Angels and Saints of God, pray for me, a sinner, that I may repent from my sinful ways and that I may be forever united with you. Amen.

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

 

Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death Amen.

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

​50 Days With The Holy Spirit (My Greatest Friend): Day 50

​50 Days With The Holy Spirit (My Greatest Friend): Day 50

FROM MORTALITY TO IMMORTALITY

“If the Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from death, lives in you, then he who raised Christ from death will also give life to your mortal bodies by the presence of His Spirit in you” (Romans 8:11).

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