Receiving The Gift Of The Holy Ghost

I had the opportunity to share with a friend that I am an Ordained Elder. She was talking about someone she knew who was an Ordained Minister, so I mentioned that I am also an Ordained Elder in my church. Most worthy men in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are Ordained Elders. Being an Ordained Elder gives us a sense of commitment, so that we are not only Christians on Sundays, but we also try to obey those same principles throughout the week. We just go to church on Sunday to learn about what we need to do the rest of the week.

About a year before I was ordained an Elder, I was baptized and given the Gift of the Holy Ghost. The meaning of this gift is that I will have the companionship of the Holy Ghost as long as I obey the righteous principles; and when I sin, I leave that companionship. The Holy Ghost prompts me to do good and inspires me. When I do not have His companionship, meaning the companionship of the Holy Ghost, then I feel down, so I am dependent on His presence to feel good about myself.

Jesus Christ gave the Gift of the Holy Ghost to His Disciples in the Book of Mormon (Moroni 2), and gave them the power and authority to give this gift to others. He also gave the Gift of the Holy Ghost to His Apostles, in John 20:22, and the Gentiles received this gift in Acts 10:45.

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