Neglecting The Third Member Of The Holy Trinity
l Corinthians: 12: 7-11; These scriptures spell out for us the “Gifts of God” delivered by the Holy Spirit to every person on earth;
Knowledge, Wisdom, Faith, Healing, Miracles, Prophecy, Discernment of spirits, Speaking in tongues, and the Interpretation of tongues.
It is my personal opinion, but not necessarily God’s that the first two gifts, Knowledge and Wisdom are the two most important of the gifts we are all given for without Knowledge, and the Wisdom of how to apply it for both our benefit and the benefit of others, we would possibly not know what to do with the others, although, God does work in mysterious ways.
We each of us possess these Gifts, and they are activated by the Holy Spirit, as he wills.
As Christians, especially if you happen to be a Catholic Christian do you accidently forget to acknowledge the third member of the Holy Trinity, the Holy Spirit?
When you are praying, asking God for this or for that, are you aware that it is the Holy Spirit who shares your request with Lord Jesus? And, when your prayer is answered, and you receive that which you prayed about, are you aware that it is the Holy Spirit that delivers it to you, from Our Father?
If you are a student, regardless of age, be it 5, or 25, or even 55, it is the Holy Spirit that fills your mind with the necessary knowledge and it is the Holy Spirit that shows you the wisdom of how to apply that knowledge.
Regardless of whether you are a doctor, a lawyer, a musician, a store clerk, a laborer, the Holy Spirit has filled your mind, with the knowledge, showed you how to best use it, helped you as you use it and yes, even negotiated the value of such abilities in both a spiritual and a monetary value for you.
Here are some of the functions carried out by the Holy Spirit within us for our benefit.
He testifies to us of Christ
He convicts us of our sinning (our conscience)
He leads us along the narrow path home to God and Heaven
He reveals the truth to us
He strengthens and encourages us
He comforts us
He gives us joy
He helps us in our weakness
He intercedes for us with both Jesus and Our Father
He sanctifies us
He delivers to us from Our Father, our daily bread and our needs
With all that the Holy Spirit does, in every person’s life, it is a shame, a crying shame, that we somehow tend not to acknowledge the Holy Spirit for his works and thank him for all he does.
Our Holy Father God is our provider, but it is the Holy Spirit that delivers.
Our Holy Father God is our creator, but it is the Holy Spirit that breathes our soul into us.
Our Lord Jesus forgives us and the Holy Spirit cleanses and sanctifies us.
We thank the Father. We thank Lord Jesus. But how often do you thank The Holy Spirit? How often do you talk with the Holy Spirit? He deserves our worship, and adoration, as much as the other members of the Holy Trinity do.