When Jesus was about to ascend into Heaven, he promised his disciples the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit represents the spirit of Jesus and of God the father.
In John 16:4-11, Jesus told his disciples that he would soon go back to his father. They became very sad. Jesus then explained to them that he would not leave them alone. He said he would send them the Holy Spirit who would be their counselor. The Holy Spirit would teach the world righteousness and condemn evil in the hearts of people.
On Pentecost Day, the Holy Spirit was sent on the twelve apostles. Later other believers started receiving the spirit because the promise was for all who would believe in Jesus
The Holy Spirit guided the early disciples in their work of spreading the Gospel. The same Holy Spirit is also guiding us today as Christians.
Evidence of the guidance of the spirit of Jesus
- a) The choice of Paul and Barnabas in the Church at Antioch in Syria, there was prophets and teachers. Paul and Barnabas were among them.
One day, while they were worshipping and fasting, the Holy Spirit said,‘ Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul (Paul) for the work to which I have called them.’ The work the Holy Spirit said he had called them for was missionary work or evangelism Jesus guides us by his spirit
Guide to Bible passages
Acts 8; 13:1-3; 16:6-40; Galatians 5:22-23; John 13:25; 14:25; 16:4-12