The Trinity is a description of the unique relationship of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. If Jesus had stayed on earth, His physical presence would have limited the spread of the Gospel, because physically He could be in only one place at a time. After Christ was taken up into Heaven, He would be Spiritually present everywhere through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was sent so that God would be with and within His followers after Christ returned to Heaven. The Spirit would comfort them, Guide them to know His Truth, remind them of Jesus’ Words, give them the right Words to say, and fill them with Power. While being together and eating with them, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Of which,” He said, “you have heard Me speak. Acts 1:4

During the years of Jesus’ Ministry on earth, the disciples continually wondered about His Kingdom. When would it come? What would be their role? In the traditional view, the Messiah would be an earthy conqueror Who would free Israel from Rome. But the Kingdom Jesus spoke about was, first of all, a Spiritual Kingdom established in the hearts and lives of believers. So when they had come together, they asked Him repeatedly, “Lord, are You at this time reestablishing the kingdom and restoring it to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know the times or epochs (days, periods, stages) which the Father has fixed by His own authority. Acts 1:6

The “Power” believers receive from the Holy Spirit includes courage, boldness, confidence insight, ability, and authority. The disciples would need all these gifts to fulfill their mission (calling, purpose, assignment, charge, job). If you believe in Jesus Christ, you can experience the Power of the Holy Spirit in your life. But you will receive power and ability when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be My witnesses [to tell people about Me] both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8

The Spirit marks the beginning of the Christian experience. We cannot be united to Christ without His Spirit (However, you are not [living] in the flesh [controlled by the sinful nature] but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God lives in you [directing and guiding you]. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him [and is not a child of God]. Rom 8:9); we cannot belong to Christ without His Spirit.

But the one who is united and joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.

~1 Cor. 6:17


Love you and the Blessings of God be upon you

Prophetess Dr. Eleanor Nichols



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