“If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” (Luke 11:11-13 KJV).
Jesus Christ, in the Scriptures above, spoke about the Best gift we could ever get from our Heavenly Father as we await the day of our redemption. According to His teaching, as evil as we humans are, we know what’s good to give as gifts to our children: how much then shall our heavenly Father, who is good and perfect, give unto His children the best of gifts. And that He would give His best gifts to His children for whom He had offered His only begotten Son as sacrifice for their salvation.
This gift of all precious gifts is the HOLY SPIRIT, according to the teachings of Jesus. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity. He is a teacher (John 14:26), a guide (John 16:13), a comforter (John 14:16), a helper (Romans 8:26) and a counsellor (Luke 12:11-12), that’s to mention a few of who He is. He is an awesome package, wrapped in a person. He is very gentle, yet so powerful and fiery in works. With Him is the power that flows through the Almighty God (Acts 1:8). He is very loving and always desires fellowship; but He gets grieved when He is continually ignored or His words of instruction are disobeyed (Hebrews 3:7-10).
The Holy Spirit knows everything that was, is, and is to come (1 Corinthians 2:10), and so is the best guide, teacher and counsellor one could ever have. Amazingly, this wonderful gift of a person also has embedded within Him several gifts, some of which are gifts of healing, prophecy, knowledge, wisdom, faith and the miraculous (1 Corinthians 12:1-11). Truly, He is one of a kind. Never is there such an awesome gift as this. And so, this gift is always protected by the Father and the Son in the Holy Trinity. Sins against the Father and Son could be forgiven but blasphemies against the Holy Spirit are not forgiven, and the offender is in danger of eternal damnation (Mark 3:29).
According to Christ, we must seek this gift from our heavenly Father; and that, He is ever willing to give us this wonderful gift if we ask. Once given by our heavenly Father, this gift of a person comes to indwell and reside in our spirits. It is from our spirits that He exerts His influence, fellowships with us and speaks to our hearts through His gentle inner voice. Indwelling our spirits, He enlightens the eyes of our understanding so that we are able to comprehend the things of God and the spirit realm.
In his letter to the Ephesians, the Apostle Paul said, “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18). He admonished them to seek to be filled with the Holy Spirit rather than desiring to be filled wine which brings excesses.
You must yearn to get this gift from your heavenly Dad. And once in your possession, you should endeavour to cultivate a health relationship with this gift – the Holy Spirit. Proper fellowship with this gift will change your life forever, and set you on course for eternal happiness. The time to ask your heaven Father for this gift is now. Ask sincerely from your heart. He is the Ultimate gift for this New Year. Never miss out on Him, and His accompanying gifts!
Stay blessed, Beloved of God!