I wish I could be more appreciative of the Gift of the Holy Ghost. I often forget about His all-important mission of leading, guiding, and protecting, me. In the LDS Bible Dictionary, it says:
“The gift of the Holy Ghost is the right to have, whenever one is worthy, the companionship of the Holy Ghost. More powerful than that which is available before baptism, it acts as a cleansing agent to purify a person and sanctify him from all sin. Thus it is often spoken of as ‘fire’.” (p. 704)
“I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” (Matthew 3: 11-12)
The gift of the Holy Ghost is given in the following manner:
“And he called them by name, saying: Ye shall call on the Father in my name, and in mighty prayer; and after ye have done this ye shall have power that to him upon whom ye shall lay your hands, ye shall give the Holy Ghost; and in my name shall ye give it, for thus do mine apostles.
Now Christ spake these words unto them at the time of his first appearing . . .” (Moroni 2: 2-3)
Christ’s first appearing was His appearing unto the Nephites on the American continent, after His resurrection and ascension. This gift is only retained upon worthiness, and through the grace of God. I pray that I may remember these things.
This is what I previously wrote after reading Moroni 2: Receiving The Gift Of The Holy Ghost