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Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Holy Spirit works in the Church


The Bible 
by Rev. Fr. K.K. John
Source - www.malankaraworld.com

The Holy Spirit works in the Church

Holy Spirit works in the Church according to the promise of Jesus Christ. “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 

Howbeit, when he, the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth; for he shall not speak for himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come (John 16:12-13). “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you; and ye shall be witness unto me both in Jerusalem, and all in Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” (Acts. 1:8) 

The disciples experienced the fulfillment of this promise; “And they were filled with Holy Spirit...” (Acts.2: 4). The result of this fulfillment is edified in, “And he gave some, apostles, and some, prophets, and some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,” (Eph.4: 11, also see 1 Cor. 12:8-28). 

Thus by the authority of Jesus Christ and power of Holy Spirit disciples entrusted the continuation of the work of the Church which are gospel and sacramental service to their descendants through ‘breathing and laying of hands,’ (1Tim.4: 14).

Therefore my plea to all those who encounter heresies is to resist temptation and obtain wise counsel from the bona fide priests and teachers of the Holy Church. God of peace be with you.

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