Gift of the Holy Ghost

In the last few links I have touched upon many aspects related to the Gift of the Holy Ghost, the path we take to arrive here, and its importance. Now, I will discuss how it changes us, and expand upon what I have shared previously.

The most important event in the life of a second estate being in mortality is to receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost. At this juncture, they are changed in their spirit from one degree of light to a much higher, cleaner, glorious state of being. This becomes a day of judgement and resurrection; as you ascend to your third estate.[1]

The pattern for receiving Eternal Life was from the beginning and taught to Adam and passed down through the prophets.

 That by reason of transgression cometh the fall, which fall bringeth death, and inasmuch as ye were born into the world by water, and blood, and the spirit, which I have made, and so became of dust a living soul, [Second Estate] even so ye must be born again into the kingdom of heaven, [Third Estate] of water, and of the Spirit, and be cleansed by blood, even the blood of mine Only Begotten; that ye might be sanctified from all sin, and enjoy the words of eternal life in this world, and eternal life in the world to come, even immortal glory; For by the water ye keep the commandment; by the Spirit ye are justified[2],  and by the blood ye are sanctified[3];” Moses 6:59-60

This is an interesting parallel symbol, the birth of a baby, coming into the kingdom of God by being born again. Each estate is described as a “birth.” It is written that by the baptism of water we keep the commandment,[4] which brings the Holy Spirit of Promise (Justification), and brings the Gift of the Holy Ghost (sanctification through Christ’s blood and atonement). The Spirit justifies the anointing, the blood of Christ (Atonement) makes it possible for us to be clean and made holy (baptism of fire and gift of the Holy Ghost).

I have been carefully laying out the details behind this process; but the fact of the matter is that the requirement for the Gift of the Holy Ghost is rather simple.

And ye shall offer for a sacrifice unto me a broken heart and a contrite spirit. And whoso cometh unto me with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, him will I baptize with fire and with the Holy Ghost, even as the Lamanites, because of their faith in me at the time of their conversion, were baptized with fire and with the Holy Ghost, and they knew it not.” 3 Nephi 9:20

When we offer a broken heart and contrite spirit to the Lord we are promised the gift. And what does that mean? It is to fully submit to the Lord. There are many within the church who believe when the priesthood holder puts his hands upon their head and says to “receive the Holy Ghost” that it is a done deal. But, it is only an invitation to meet those requirements, and most have not.

One requirement, which has a powerful impact on the receiving of the gift is using the “Law of Asking.” When we ask the Lord for what we desire with all our hearts. He will bestow it upon us. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”[5]

The way we ask is important. More than a “pretty please” we must cry out to God with all our hearts.[6] If you have been struggling to come to the Lord and receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost; if you have prayed and been told by revelation that it has not yet occurred; consider the words of Enos:

And my soul hungered; and I kneeled down before my Maker, and I cried unto him in mighty prayer and supplication for mine own soul; and all the day long did I cry unto him; yea, and when the night came I did still raise my voice high that it reached the heavens.” Enos 1:4

The desire of your heart will determine what the Lord will bestow upon you in this life. Come unto Christ and be perfected in Him, and you will receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost.[7]

Questions regarding the Gift of the Holy Ghost:

How is the Gift of the Holy Ghost Given?

We receive a promise from the Father, which comes as an edict through the Holy Spirit. Then, at the proper time the Heavens open and the baptism of fire envelopes you. You are cleansed and receive a remission of sins. You then are anointed by Jesus Christ as a Son or Daughter, born again in His glory.

Why is the Gift necessary?

Our spirits must be justified to bear the glory of His presence. This is the definition of Eternal Life, to know God. We cannot ascend to the third estate before we have been quickened in the Spirit.

What does the Gift do to us?

Our spirits are changed to a higher light or glory. Like going from a 20 watt bulb to a 2000 watt bulb. It may not be noticeable to the physical eyes, but well apparent to spiritual realm.

How does the Gift relate to the baptism of fire?

The baptism of fire prepares us for this ascension of our spirits. The immersion in glory cleanses us from all sin. We are then prepared to bear the presence of the Lord and receive the gift.[8]

How do the Virtues of Godliness relate to the baptism of fire?

The seven virtues prepare you to receive the gift of Charity, which leads to the Father pronouncing your worthiness.

How does the Gift relate to the New Covenant?

The New Covenant is the Lord’s renewal of the original Everlasting Covenant given to all the House of Israel. It replaces the Old covenant, which would teach them the process of how to receive the Holy Ghost. The New Covenant would give direct access to each recipient who meets the commandments of the Father, to receive the Holy Ghost and enter the presence of the Lord.

Why is the Gift a part of the Doctrine of Christ?

It is the entire purpose of the doctrine or Gospel, to lead us to the Lord. It is the apex experience for every being of the second estate in their mortality.

How old do you need to be?

Old enough to exercise the virtues of godliness and qualify for the gift. Eight years of age is a possible beginning, but anyone can receive at any age. John the Baptist received the gift while still in His mother’s womb. Christ received at the age of thirty.

What will the Gift feel like?

The physical sensation is described differently by many people. Some feel an overwhelming change of heart, with no desire to sin again.[9] Others describe a burning sensation come over their body. For me it felt like warm oil being poured over my head, going into my heart and out to the rest of my body. It was the most powerful experience of love and light I had ever had up to that point. My spiritual senses were fairly open by this time, so I also witnessed angels and saw the Lord in the distance sitting upon His Throne. For me it was cataclysmic; but for others it may be simply a powerful sensation of love and commitment that they have never felt before.

Can the Gift be bestowed over a period of time?

The Gift of the Holy Ghost does not come over a period of time; it is an event. Just like a baptism of water comes upon you in an immersion, so will the glory of the Lord encompass your entire spirit.

Why do some feel more?

There are three things that may influence the degree in which the gift is felt and experienced. First, is to what degree our spiritual eyes are open. Second, is the lineage of blood and race that we are; for some are highly sensitive to these things.[10] Third, is whether we partook of the Everlasting Covenant before birth, or another covenant. The amount of manifestation which you experience does not make you inferior or superior to another. Many of the Lord’s greatest called and chosen servants only felt a swelling in their hearts when the gift was given.

Who is the Holy Ghost?

I touched upon this on the section of the Holy Spirit / Holy Ghost. It is the mantle of light carried within you after you are born again in Christ and become one with Him and the Father.

Why is the gift of the Holy Ghost so important to the Lord?

Because it is how we are sealed to Him. His atonement was for this very purpose. The glory of the Father is manifest in the works of the Son. This is His work, to bring to pass your immortality and Eternal Life and all those who will come hereafter.

How hard is it to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost?

The way is simple; a broken heart and contrite spirit. This is in essence to completely submit all you have, your very life to Jesus Christ. You covenant in your heart to lay all upon the altar. Then you must call out to Him. You must “cry out” with all your heart for Him to do this; and it will come. The Lamanites received it suddenly, Alma the Younger was harrowed up with his sins for three days, others require years of struggling through unbelief (false traditions) before they understand. The chains of the devil are hard to break. Many, confused that they have already received this gift are deceived thinking “all is well in Zion.” I was one of these. I had the fear of God in me once I knew that I was still unclean. Nothing speads up the process more than the “fear of God!”

Why do some see in the Spirit and others do not?

This is simply a matter of opening your spiritual eyes, which I explained in detail in previous chapters. It is not a requirement to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Can I lose the gift of the Holy Ghost after its received?

No, only if you deny the Holy Ghost. But, you can lose the Spirit as a guide in your life if you succumb to sin. Without the Spirit, you will stumble and be subject to the buffettings of Satan until you repent again. But you cannot be claimed by Satan.

How does someone become a son of perdition?

To deny the Holy Ghost, which is to shed innocent blood and make an oath to Satan. One must be a fourth estate level to qualify for such an act.[11]

What is a Fourth Estate?

There is a total of eight estates to become as the Eternal Father. I will only go as far as teaching the fourth estate; as this is all I am permitted. Those of the fourth estate received the Holy Ghost and the promise of Eternal Life on a previous world. During the Great Council of Heaven, which occurred before the foundation of this world, they were called up and Chosen[12] to help in the efforts to save the souls of the sons and daughters of Adam. These are the anointed servants of God, the Just Men and Women Made Perfect (through their sacrifice), to be the first and the last to gather the Elect before the final coming of Christ. An entire chapter could be written about the details regarding these servants. Much can be garnered by reading the various “Witness Books” previously written.[13]

How many have received the Holy Ghost?

I don’t know. Only a small number compared to the billions who inhabit this world will walk through that narrow gate. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”[14] I do know that it is in the hundreds of millions.

What is the difference between the laying on of hands and direct bestowal?

It is a blessing for those who are weak in faith when a servant of the God, personally anointed by the Lord, places a hand upon you and declares unto you the bestowal of the Gift of the Holy Ghost. It can occur either in such a manner, or without the touch. Both are equally valid. In the last days, the majority of the House of Israel will be gathered at separate locations and at different times; they will be healed, fed, taught, baptized, and given the Gift of the Holy Ghost, often within a single day.

What gifts of the Spirit will accompany someone who receives the Gift of the Holy Ghost?

Any of the gifts of the Spirit may manifest themselves, but not always. We must be careful not to discount someone’s experience because they didn’t see the heavens open or speak in tongues.[15] Often, the recipient of the gift is unaware that it has been received.

The Apostle Paul gives some additional information regarding the Gift of the Holy Ghost. This is another witness to the same revelations I have received.

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. [You have been saved from death of the spirit.]

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. [You have met the requirements of the Spirit.]

For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. [Your thoughts are centered upon God.]

For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. [Your thoughts have accessed to you the gifts of the Spirit.]

So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. [You must go beyond the physical senses.]

But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. [Receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.] Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. [Our physical bodies are in a state of sin, without harmony with heaven; but our spirit is righteous and without sin.]

11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. [Our physical bodies can also increase in light by that same spirit.]

12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify [subdue and discipline] the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. [Receive the gift of the Holy Ghost and become the Sons and Daughters of God.]

15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. [Christ becomes our Father by Adoption.]

16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: [Holy Spirit of Promise]

17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. [Enter the Church of the Firstborn, to do the deeds of the atonement.]

18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. [These deeds will come at a later time.]

19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

20 For the creature [lower estate] was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. [Through suffering comes deliverance in Christ.]

23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. [To receive deliverance, the gift of the Holy Ghost, to be born again.]

24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? [We cannot see it with our physical eyes, only the promise by revelation.]

25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. [We grow by the gifts of the Spirit, through revelation.]

27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. [Holy Spirit of Promise]

28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. [To be “Called” to receive the Holy Ghost gift.]

29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. [Some received this call before the foundation of the world. These are the anointed high priests of the 4th estate.]

30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. [They met the requirements and were given greater light and glory.]

31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? [We too shall experience great suffering and glory.]

33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. [God sets these laws upon those whom He chooses.]

34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. [Christ makes it all possible.]

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. [Shall death or suffering separate us from Christ?]

37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. [The gift of the Holy Ghost binds us to our Father for eternity.] Romans 8:1-39)

There is much here to ponder and ask the Lord.

Have you received the Gift of the Holy Ghost? Have you had a witness and confirmation to this? If not, this should be your first priority.

As you continue to read you will learn what comes next in this process. Depending upon where you are on the ladder of progression you will have more required of you. You have never “arrived.” This life is a journey; and Eternal Life is an expedition of epic proportions.


[1] This is the resurrection of the Just, (Acts 24:15, Alma 41:2, D&C 76:16-17 these are those who inherit Eternal Life; whereas, the first resurrection are those whose spirit and bodily form are united to continue in glory after death. (Revelation 20:4-6, Mosiah 15:21-26, Mosiah 18:9, Alma 40:15-26, Jacob 4:11, D&C 45:54, D&C 76:64-65.  The Second Resurrection is where all others are judged (separated and organized) and are sent to where they will be. The glory or light they have acquired will determine where they are sent.

[2] Holy Spirit of Promise

[3] Baptism of fire, gift of the Holy Ghost

[4] Those who enter their second estate in mortality keep the commandment of the Father. Here we prepare until we are able have the next steps necessary to enter our third estate.

[5] Matthew 7:7-8

[6] Mosiah 4:2-3, Alma 19:15-17, Alma 18:41-42, Alma 22:17-18, Helaman 5:41-43, 3 Nephi 19:9

[7] Hebrews 10:14-16, Moroni 8:26, Moroni 10:32-33

[8] The Washings and Anointing of the temple are a good example of the process of receiving the Holy Ghost. First, you are washed with water; second, you are anointed with oil; third, you are clothed in a sheild of glory. (baptism of water, fire, Gift of the Holy Ghost)

[9] Mosiah 5:2,

[10] “This first comforter or Holy Ghost has no other effect than pure inteligence. [raising in light and glory] It is more powerful in expanding the mind enlightening the understanding & storeing the intellect with present knowledge of a man who is of the literal Seed of Abraham than one that is a gentile though it may not have half as much visible effect upon the body for as the Holy Ghost falls upon one of the Literal Seed of Abraham it is calm & serene & his whole soul & body are only exercised by the pure spirit of Inteligence; while the effect of the Holy Ghost upon a Gentile is to purge out the old blood & make him actually of the seed of Abraham. That man that has none of the blood of Abraham (naturally) must have a new creation by the Holy Ghost, in such a case there may be more of a powerful effect upon the body & visible to the eye than upon an Israelite, while the Israelite at first might be far before the Gentile in pure inteligence.” Words of Joseph Smith, Joseph Smith. Andrew Ehat. pg. 4

[11] There is one other caveat to becoming a son of perdition. The person must be a fourth estate being, already an anointed servant as was Cain. An evil 2nd estate person can make an oath with Satan and receive a “baptism of darkness” to inherit a place in that kingdom, but will not establish the same dominion as a son of perdition.

[12] 2 Thesalonians 2:13  

[13] I know that many questions can come from just this small paragraph; but it is all I can say. The Lord will need to reveal the details to you according to your faith and relationship with Him. These are among the “mysteries” that the Lord will teach you Himself.

[14] Matthew 7:13-14

[15] “Various and conflicting are the opinions of men in regard to the gift of the Holy Ghost. Some people have been in the habit of calling every supernatural manifestation the effects of the Spirit of God, whilst there are others that think there is no manifestation connected with it at all; and that it is nothing but a mere impulse of the mind, or an inward feeling, impression, or secret testimony or evidence, which men possess, and that there is no such a thing as an outward manifestation…’ (see reference below)

“The human family are very apt to run to extremes, especially in religious matters, and hence people in general either want some miraculous display, or they will not believe in the gift of the Holy Ghost at all. If an Elder lays his hands upon a person, it is thought by many that the person must immediately rise and speak in tongues and prophesy; this idea is gathered from the circumstance of Paul laying his hands upon certain individuals who had been previously (as they stated) baptized unto John’s baptism; which when he had done, they ‘spake in tongues and prophesied.’ [See Acts 19:1–6.] …(see reference below)

“We believe that the Holy Ghost is imparted by the laying on of hands of those in authority, and that the gift of tongues, and also the gift of prophecy are gifts of the Spirit, and are obtained through that medium; but then to say that men always prophesied and spoke in tongues when they had the imposition of hands, would be to state that which is untrue, contrary to the practice of the Apostles, and at variance with holy writ.” …History of the Church, 5:26–31; bracketed words in second paragraph in original; punctuation and grammar modernized; paragraph divisions altered; from “Gift of the Holy Ghost,” an editorial published in Times and Seasons, June 15, 1842, pp. 823–25; Joseph Smith was the editor of the periodical.

18 Responses to Gift of the Holy Ghost

  1. Can you tell me what is the difference (if any) between the light of christ found in us and the Holy Spirit that fills all creation and the immensity of space. I’m thinking they are different as one has reference to the entire Godhead while the other just to Christ. Also any scripture references that might help me, I know it could be a long explanation. Thank you! [Short answer is that the Holy Spirit is the light of Christ that fills all creation. The light within us is also the same light of Christ, but when we receive the gift of the Holy Ghost that light increases exponentially. I have written much about this in the link of the homepage title bar “Our Eternal Progression.” Read the additional links that reference Holy Spirit and the Gift of the Holy Ghost. PR]

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  2. Chelsea Stoten says:

    I have another question specific to the Gift of the Holy Ghost … I have believed for some time that the only qualification is a broken heart and a contrite spirit, that scriptures testify to the fact that baptism can come after receiving the GIFT (not just the power) and does not have to be before baptism. Is that correct? [Yes, but baptism is a requirement to witness to the Father that you except His Son. Even though in some circumstances it is received after, it usually comes before during our journey developing the broken heart and contrite Spirit. In the case of the Lamanites with Ammon and with Nephi and Lehi it came before. PR]

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  3. MRR says:

    vs 32 He will give us all things freely… meaning an inheritance (mansion in heaven) ?? or meaning “all things” as in all trials and tribulations and the good/bad we need in order to be refined and finally receive TGOTHG? [Meaning: we to shall walk the path of the Everlasting Covenant, which is sacrifice and great blessing. PR]

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  4. MRR says:

    PR, so is Colossians 3:27 “the hope of glory” also referring to the baptism of the Holy Ghost or is it talking about a full redemption?
    “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you the hope of glory”

    the previous verse 26 says it’s a mystery that’s been hid from ages and generations but now is manifest to his saints. So…

    That’s referring to the Everlasting Covenant- a full redemption like in Moses 5:10-11, right? (see God while yet in the flesh). [That is correct, and the most hope of glory one can receive during mortality is to know you have the promise of Eternal Life according to the Everlasting Covenant. PR]

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  5. MRR says:

    “Have you received the Gift of the Holy Ghost? Have you had a witness and confirmation to this? If not, this should be your first priority.

    As you continue to read you will learn what comes next in this process. Depending upon where you are on the ladder of progression you will have more required of you. You have never “arrived.” This life is a journey; and Eternal Life is an expedition of epic proportions.”

    Depending on where you are on the ladder of progression you will have more required of you…

    Could you please explain what ‘More required’ means here? [That simply means what your mission will be in mortality. PR]
    maybe a life full of hardship & trial? [Yes. PR]
    Maybe more responsibility in serving God in this life? [Yes. PR]
    Maybe some must do more spiritual work and/or suffering than others in order to come down to the required depths of humility to receive the GOTHG? [Some do, but the requirement is always the same: complete submission to the Lord. PR]

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  6. Sarah M says:

    Are the first, second and third estates equivalent to the degrees of glory (telestial, terrestrial, and celestial)? [No, the degrees of glory are the different. The estates fall into these degrees of light, but have more to do with the process of receiving the Everlasting Covenant, which is a ladder of progression towards our exaltation. PR]

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  7. Nate says:

    “How do the Virtues of Godliness relate to the baptism of fire?

    The seven virtues prepare you to receive the gift of Charity, which leads to the Father pronouncing your worthiness.”

    So the eighth virtue listed is Charity. Is this the same as the BofF/GofHg- or are Charity and BofF two seperate endowments?…

    Collossians 3:14
    “But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.”

    In the main comments section of Our Temporal Progression you said that perfection is ascending to our next estate- Gift of the Holy Ghost. In what way is love (charity?) the bond of perfection? [When a person is fully prepared (all the virtues of godliness), they are found worthy and are bestowed with the gift of charity. The baptism of fire comes upon them followed by the gift of the Holy Ghost. This gift brings the love that we call charity. It is the bond of perfection, as we become one with the Father. It is not simply affectionate love, or brotherly love – it is Godly love of understanding that surpasses this world. PR]

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  8. pierrick says:

    We can receive the gift of the holy ghost here on earth.
    Questions for a second estate :
    For those who have died here on earth without receiving it in the flesh. Can they receive it in the spirit realm ? [Yes. PR] Is it more difficult or easier? [More difficult. PR] I think the deadline is at the end of the millenium (final judgement).
    Questions for a fourth estate :
    what happens if he/she doesn’t receive the GOTHG during his earthly mission ? [They do not awaken to their mission. Rarely happens. PR]
    Thanks for your help

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  9. Nate says:

    When did Jesus Christ’s original disciples receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost?
    Right after His resurrection in John 20:22 or on the day of Pentacost, Acts 2:3-4?

    John 20:22 “And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and saith unto them, Recieve ye the Holy Ghost”

    Acts 2:3-4 “And there appeared unto them cloven tongues alike as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
    This is what I was told, as recorded in my journal: “I asked the Lord when the Apostles received the Gift of the Holy Ghost. I was told that the first time He came to them after His Resurrection they were all baptized with fire. The Gift had been given, but not manifested unto them. When He came to them at Pentecost they were endowed with power and the Holy Ghost rested upon them and they were again baptized with fire. They did not have the gift while He was with them before His resurrection, but did have a portion of the Holy Spirit and were given authority to perform miracles. After Pentecost, the Apostles were able to bestow the Gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands.” PR

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  10. Nate says:

    In your last comment, what does it mean that the Gift had been given but not manifest unto them? [They received the Holy Ghost, the awakening of their spirit self, yet they had not yet received the full power of the Holy Ghost to perform their missions. PR]

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  11. Nate says:

    Often the recipient is unaware that they have received the Gift, but would you say most people are aware that they were baptized in fire, or if asked would at least know they were born again? I didnt speak in tongues or have visions with my BofF but it was profound and life altering. [Yes, if you were washed over with the Spirit, it is fairly easy to recognize. However, it doesn’t always mean that one has received the gift of the Holy Ghost. PR]

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  12. Nate says:

    Is the Gift of Tongues only available after we receive the GofHg? Are there exceptions? [No, it is a gift of the Spirit that can manifest itself in the repentant sinner. PR]

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  13. jaywez says:

    There’s a lot of discussion about the identity of the Holy Ghost, and the means by which the spirit whispers to a person, etc. Some believe that angels act as messengers from God, and it is by them that the Holy Ghost promptings are given to mortals (ex: angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost). I’ve also heard that these angels may report to an individual who is the “Holy Ghost”, or that third member of the Godhead (though I realize you’ve clarified above this isn’t so). Yet it’s out there.

    Could you expound on the missions / help of unseen angels and whether they are the means by which the Holy Ghost’s promptings are administered to people? [Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost and at times that’s what we need when we are to distracted to hear the regular Spirit (HG) speaking to us. PR]

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  14. FireWalk.7 says:

    When did Joseph Smith receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost? [Most likely May 15, 1829, but I have not asked that question of the Lord. PR]

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  15. FireWalk.7 says:

    Will most of the Gatherers receive the GofHg at an appointed time in Zion, just like the apostles of Christ did on the day of Pentecost? Or will it come for them before Zion? [I don’t know the ratios for that. PR]

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  16. FireWalk.7 says:

    “This is the definition of Eternal Life, to know God.”

    The most important event in the life of a second estate being in mortality is to receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost. At this juncture, they are changed in their spirit from one degree of light to a much higher, cleaner, glorious state of being. This becomes a day of judgement and resurrection; as you ascend to your third estate.
    (* in the footnotes for this paragraph you said this…)
    This is the resurrection of the Just, (Acts 24:15, Alma 41:2, D&C 76:16-17 these are those who inherit Eternal Life; whereas, the first resurrection are those whose spirit and bodily form are united to continue in glory after death.

    According to the last paragraph, the First Ressurrection/ressurrection of the Just are those that inherit Eternal Life?… but then you say, “whereas, the first resurrection are those whose spirit and bodily form are united to continue in glory after death.” What is the differentiation here? [The Resurrection of the Just is another way to describe the born again of the spirit, and the reception of the gift of the Holy Ghost. The First Resurrection are those at the end of this world whose spirits are resurrected after accepting Jesus Christ in the spirit world. PR]

    Inheriting Eternal Life is to receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost? [Yes. PR]

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  17. FireWalk.7 says:

    When you say inherit eternal life, do you mean to receive the promise of eternal life? [Yes. PR]

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  18. SoGrtful says:

    In the first question of your article, you say, “How is the Gift of the Holy Ghost Given?”
    “We receive a promise from the Father, which comes as an edict through the Holy Spirit. Then, at the proper time the Heavens open and the baptism of fire envelopes you. You are cleansed and receive a remission of sins. You then are anointed by Jesus Christ as a Son or Daughter, born again in His glory.”

    If I’m to be anointed by Jesus himself, that sounds like a Second Comforter, especially coupled with the next question in which you mention, “our spirits must be justified to bear the glory of HIS PRESENCE” indicating to me this is a Second Comforter. Will you pls clarify for me? [It prepares you to receive Him in His glory, but that doesn’t mean He will come at that point. The Doctrine of Christ leads us to the gift of the Holy Ghost. The Beatitudes leads to the Second Comforter and beyond. PR]

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