Advent is a time to join together with others to celebrate the coming of Christ’s birth.
When we first believe, Paul says, we are marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit. No caveat is in that statement.
Steve Seamands encourages us to ask the ascended Christ to send the Holy Spirit upon you so that you can join him in participating in his mission.
If Jesus Christ is now engaged in this high priestly work of intercession on our behalf and on behalf of the world, it stands to reason that we too will also find ourselves joining him in that work.