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What is the mission of the Holy Ghost?
What are the roles of the Holy Ghost?
Who is the Holy Ghost?
What does it mean to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost?
How does the Holy Ghost speak to us?
The Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead. He is a God! Because he is a Spirit without a body of flesh and bone, he communicates to our spirits through feelings and impressions. As a spirit being, He has the unique responsibility of being an agent through which personal revelation is received.
He knows our thoughts and the intents of our hearts. The Holy Ghost loves us and wants us to be happy. Since He knows the challenges we will face, He can guide us and teach us all things we must do to return and live with our Heavenly Father once again.
Understanding that the Holy Ghost has a huge role in the Atonement is something we don’t always comprehend.Did you know the Atonement can’t influence our lives without the Holy Ghost?To sanctify means “to purify or make free from sin, a central message of the restored gospel,The Holy Ghost is the sanctifier, and because of Him and through the infinite Atonement we may stand spotless, clean, and pure.”
The sacrament provides a weekly opportunity for every person to become free from sin through the sanctifying power of the Holy Ghost. Elder Jay Jensen of the Seventy
The Holy Ghost sanctifies us to prepare us for God’s presence.
Time to timeVs.Constant Companion
When you feel the Holy Ghost before you are confirmed, it's influence can be felt in flashes, like this camera flash.
When you are confirmed, you receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost. That gift is like a light that you can keep on all the time, like a flashlight -- a constant companion.
We can keep our "batteries" charged and keep the light of the Spirit in our life by attending church, serving in callings, obeying the commandments, and living worthily.
President Boyd K. Packer has taught: “The Holy Ghost speaks with a voice that you feel more than you hear. … While we speak of ‘listening’ to the whisperings of the Spirit, most often one describes a spiritual prompting by saying, ‘I had a feeling …’”It is through these sacred feelings from the Holy Ghost that we come to know what God would have us do.
Inspired thoughts &Spiritual feelings
-The Spirit strengthens testimonies
-I had a feeling that started in my heart and spread to my whole body
-My fear was replaced with clarity
-I knew what I had to do
-Thru the Spirit I knew things I had learned were true.
-When I heard others share their testimonies the Spirit told me they were true.
-I need to find a way to always have the Spirit with me
-It helps me understand
-I felt filled with light
-Thru the Spirit your testimony grows little by little
-Thru the Spirit, thoughts come to your mind
-You can feel peace, joy and overwhelming happiness
-It doesn’t just happen once, you can feel the Spirit over and over
-I was overwhelmed with tears and emotion
-The Spirit Changed My Life
Possible experiences:-Decision to be baptized-Studying the scriptures-When you had to make a hard choice-When you were about to make a wrong choice.-When the Spirit inspired you to do something good.-When you had questions
The Holy Ghost will warn us of danger, and it will inspire us to help others in need. President Thomas S. Monson counseled us: “We watch. We wait. We listen for that still, small voice. When it speaks, wise men and women obey. Promptings of the Spirit are not to be postponed.”
As with all gifts, this gift must be received and accepted to be enjoyed. When priesthood hands were laid upon your head to confirm you a member of the Church, you heard the words, “Receive the Holy Ghost.” This did not mean that the Holy Ghost unconditionally became your constant companion. Scriptures warn us that the Spirit of the Lord will “not always strive with man.”When we are confirmed, we are given the right to the companionship of the Holy Ghost, but it is a right that we must continue to earn through obedience and worthiness.We cannot take this gift for granted.Elder Wirthlin
So, who wants to be cleansed from sin? Who wants to know if they have been forgiven? Who wants to be strengthened & helped by Jesus’ grace? Who wants to be understood and guided? Who wants to be healed from hurt? Who wants to be changed &transformed into a better person? Who wants the atonement? Then get the messenger of mercy, the deliverer of divinity, the agent of the atonement: The Holy GhostAnthony Sweat-LDS Author
Elder Adrian Ochoa