Tomorrow, I leave for Israel. This is going to be an exciting trip. Seeing and walking the land that I often preach about will be extremely interesting. As I was thinking about the trip, I remembered that Israel was the nation entrusted with tremendous revelation. Literally, they were the guardians of truth. From Abraham, to Isaac, and then to Jacob, covenant promises that were passed from one generation to another. Onward to Joseph and Moses, the Lord demonstrated his powers of deliverance to bring the children of Israel out of bondage into the promised land.
Fast forward a few hundred years, and that brings us to Pentecost. The moment when promise and deliverance come together. In that upper room, the Holy Ghost was given. A promise spoken by the Prophet Joel, and a deliverance that could only be given by God Himself.
The Holy Ghost is called the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of Adoption, the Spirit of Love, Power and a Sound Mind. Why is this important? It is because people need the Holy Ghost. Jesus Died to provide it.
Most do not receive the Holy Ghost because they have been told it is not for today.
Jesus last words were recorded in Act 1:4-8. In those words, Jesus said, “wait for the promise of the Father”, “ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.”
The Holy Ghost is a promise for you!