You know, one thing that is amazing is that some people say things such as, “I was born with the Holy Spirit”. That is not correct, because no one is born with the Holy Spirit, not even Jesus was. Mary received the Holy Spirit and conceived Jesus. He was born, but not with the Holy Spirit. When John the Baptist baptized Him, then He received the Holy Spirit.

Let me give you an example, I have children, but when they were born, they did not automatically receive the Holy Spirit, simply because I have the Holy Spirit. They had to sacrifice their will and seek Him. Then they received him.

A lot of times you talk to these same people who say they have the Holy Spirit and they have insomnia, suicidal thoughts, struggles with addiction (something that controls them), using bad language, can not control their temper, etc. These things are not signs of someone with the Holy Spirit.

The scriptures say:

Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Corinthians 3:17

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is not destruction or bondage, but freedom. So when you are asking yourself if you have the Holy Spirit or not, look for the fruits, the character of God, and not just assume that it comes automatically. The good news is that anyone can receive Him, even if you were deceived or mislead in the past. You simply need to surrender 100% of your life to Him and seek Him with ALL OF YOU. He wants to fill you, more than you want to receive Him.

May the God of the Bible Bless You

Bishop Bira Fonseca