Lesson 3
Why the Holy Spirit is given to us.

Acts 1:8 says,
 'And when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and unto the ends of the earth'.
 
  This is the prime reason the Holy Spirit is given to us to equip us to go out and be witnesses for Jesus both near and far.  Read Acts 2. 14-41. This is a wonderful Gospel message that leads the people to cry out “What shall we do?” This is the most effective way of evangelism and the reason why the Holy Spirit is given to us.
  The Holy Spirit will guide us to the needs or situation of the people.  The Bible is written in a way that will reach every people group in this world. For instance, in the Old Testament we read of the importance of genealogies that brought a people group to Christ.
 
  In the New Testament we read of Jesus in John 9. 6-7,
'When He had thus spoken He spat on the ground and made clay of the spittle and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with clay and said unto him, “Go wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is interpretation, sent,) he went his way therefore, and washed and came seeing'.

  In another part of the world a people group would greet one another by spitting on their hand and touching the other person with the spit from their hand. When the missionaries who had come to witness of Jesus  saw this, they preached this passage to them and they said to one another. “This Jesus knows our culture for He also uses spit, and as a result the whole people group received Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.

Acts 2. 38-39 says,
 ‘Then Peter said unto them, “Repent and be baptised every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.“

  The Holy Spirit is given to all men of every tribe and every nation, to all generations right to the second coming of Christ, to equip them to live a victorious Christian life, to make disciples and bring all peoples into the glorious Kingdom of God in Heaven.
  To receive Jesus as Lord, or the Holy Spirit, or both, just say this prayer,

“Lord Jesus, thank you for dying for me on the cross,
Please forgive me for every sin I have ever done.
I choose to follow you in truth and righteousness all the days of my life.
Please come into my life and heart as my Lord and Saviour and baptise me in your Holy Spirit.
Thank you Jesus,
Amen

Think:
*What shows us that the Holy Spirit is for all people?
*What should we do before we get baptised in the Holy Spirit?
*What does the Holy Spirit do for us?
*Is the Holy Spirit for all generations?

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