The Gift of the Holy Spirit

By Apostle Tonya

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.  Acts 1:8 

Many years ago, on a most wonderful evening I entered into an unassuming storefront church in my former hometown of Brooklyn which hosted The School of Prophets where I had become a newly enrolled student.  At the conclusion of the first session for the new breed of prophets, the faithful leader, a Mother-in-Zion most respected as a major prophet in New York City stood in the midst of the Blessed Presence of the Lamb of God leading glorious worship.  Suddenly, the Mother’ eyes were fixed upon me as she spake of the Spirit of God’s power and then asked if I wanted to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.  Terrified I became at this Divine Invitation wherefore for certain years was a yearning in my heart before attending The School of the Prophets.  Yet, I became fearful at the Holy Invitation.  For although I felt thy Blessed Master was ordering my steps to begin attending formal training in ministry, in my heart hid the truth:  I had no desire to exit the comfort and somewhat successful life wherefore thy Lord had been gracious to give me to entereth into a life in ministry. 

Moments after receiving the Heavenly Invitation, I walked nervously to the center of the church’s altar to meet thy Blessed Majesty.  And, there in a most humble sanctuary, Heaven’s portal was opened over the powerful Mother and me.  Orchestrated by Angels, the Mother handed me a small perfectly-wrapped gift box as she encouraged me to receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit.  Praise thy Lord, as I opened the top of the gift box, I received the most Loyal Friend, the Blessed Holy Spirit and His power.  

Surely, I am most grateful to thy Lord for His patience and generosity to giveth me strategic moments like the School of Prophets wherefore helped to shaped a reluctant life in ministry. 

Ofttimes, over the years of our Friendship I have grieved the Holy Spirit while in suffering seasons.  Yet, my Dearest One has remaineth faithful as a Comforter who fundamentally diagnose every trial, persecution and sin.   

Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.  Psalm 29:2 

2021 (c) Apostle Tonya. All Rights Reserved.

Published by Apostle Tonya

A woman after God’s own heart, Friend of Jesus who loves spending time with Him.

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