Q: I don't go to church very often, but this year I happened to go on what they called "Pentecost Sunday" and they spoke a lot about the Holy Spirit. To be honest, I didn't understand what they were talking about. Who or what is the Holy Spirit? -- Mrs. M.W.
A: The Holy Spirit is God Himself, as He works today in our lives and in our world. To put it another way, it is through the Holy Spirit that God is active in the world.
But Jesus is no longer with us; He has been taken up into heaven, where He prays for us and helps us. Does this mean God has abandoned us? No! Instead, He is still present with us by His Spirit. The Holy Spirit is God Himself, and is with us today. He convicts people of sin and restrains evil and He is active in our lives, giving us strength to live the way we should.
When we give our lives to Christ, God Himself comes to live within us by His Holy Spirit. And this can happen to you. Don't leave God on the fringes of your life any longer, but by faith ask Christ to forgive your sins and come into your life today. Then thank Him that He is with you every moment of the day by His Spirit.
(Send your queries to "My Answer," c/o Billy Graham, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, N.C., 28201; call 1-(877) 2-GRAHAM, or visit the Web site for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association: http://www.billygraham.org.)
God is present with us through the Holy Spirit
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