We got a question. How can we receive the Holy Spirit? We Christians believe in God as the Holy Trinity. God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Why did God give us the Holy Spirit?
So the spirit, the spirit of God and the Son, the Logos of God, the light of God. So we are speaking of one divine nature. But, the Holy Spirit is offered to humans, because God loved men.
God became man to help people. So they can believe in him. God became man to restore us to be children of God again. So the Holy Spirit is the gift of God to those who believe in him, who are following Christ, Jesus.
Jesus is the only begotten Son of the Father. So when we follow Christ, we are baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
How to get the Gift of the Holy Spirit?
After being baptized, we are given the Holy Spirit by the holy sacrament of Myron. So the oil of Myron, the oil of the Holy Spirit is the gift of God to the church and believers who are born again through Baptism.
You would have the Holy Spirit in your heart all the time. let the Holy Spirit guide your life and make you holy. But you need to pray faithfully. You are letting the Holy Spirit in your heart, now giving your will to follow the Holy Spirit.
What are the benefits of the Holy Spirit?
When the Holy Spirit fills your heart with the fruits of the Spirit. You will enjoy the love, peace, and long-suffering of God. Also, you will enjoy the meekness, decency, and kindness of God. So you are taking from God through the Spirit.
We need to pray and enjoy the words of God. because the words of God are full of the Spirit. It’s words spoken by Christ himself. It’s giving us the Holy Spirit. So by reading, listening, memorizing, and meditating on the words of the Bible, we would be filled up with the Holy Spirit.
Why do we go to the Church?
Moreover, when you come to the church, which is the place of God. He is pouring down his Spirit on his people. So while standing before the altar, worshiping God in humility and love, you would be given the Holy Spirit.
That’s why we consider the liturgy, which is the action of praying and the Bible.
When we are worshiping together in the community of believers, the Holy Spirit dwells upon our hearts.
So come to believe then, to take the Holy Baptism to be born again from God; then come to take the Holy Myron to be the altar, the temple of God; Then come to the Table of God, to touch him and to be bound to him through the Eucharist; these all work to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
May God bless you all.