Who is the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit is the 3rd Person of the Holy Trinity made up of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Our God is One God. The Holy Spirit is presented throughout scripture both in the old and new testaments fully sharing all the attributes of Deity. He is the wonderful One that was promised to be sent to us by the Father when Jesus spoke of Him in the Gospel of John. The Holy Spirit is more than just a “force” or a “power”. He is not an “it” or a “thing” but an actual Person of the Godhead. The Holy Spirit is God Himself. (Acts 5:3,4 2Corinthians 3:17)
The Holy Spirit is your closest Friend. He is not a subject to be learned but a Person to be known, One you would want to get a hold of you rather than a mere power you want to get a hold of.
Like Jesus the Person of the Holy Spirit is eternal and living. Now when I say the Holy Spirit is a person I’m not saying He has a body like you and I know it, yet, He is not without form. In one sense we become His body when He lives within us.
The Holy Spirit just like the Father and the Son are:
Omnipotent – All powerful. Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God.
Omnipresent – At all places at once. Psalms 139:7 Where shall I go from your Spirit? or where shall I flee from your presence?
Omniscient – All knowing. 1 Corinthians 2:10 But God has revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God.
Eternal – Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Equal – Acts 5:3-4 But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land? While it remained, was it not your own? and after it was sold, was it not in your own power? why have you conceived this thing in your heart? you have not lied unto men, but unto God.
The Holy Spirit was part of all things, from the very beginning of scripture to the very end of scripture
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God (elohiym (pronounced el-o-heem’) created the heaven and the earth.
Elohiym is the plural form of God. Therefore, as scripture was inspired and man began to write the Word, it was evident to the writers that God was made of more than 1 Person but at the same time there was one Godhead.
Here are some specific ways we know the Holy Spirit is a Person:
- He has an intellect – 1Corinthians 2:10-11; Romans 8:26-27; John 14:26; Nehemiah 9:20; John 15:26; John 16:12-15
- He has a will – 1Corinthians 12:11; Acts 20:28; Revelation 2:7
- He has emotions – Romans 15:30; Ephesians 4:30-32
- He can speak – Galations 4:6; Acts 13:2; 1Timothy 4:1; 2Samuel 23:2
- He can be insulted – Hebrews 10:29;
- He can be lied to – Leviticus 19:11; Acts 5:3-10
- He can be blasphemed – Matthew 12:31-32; Matthew 12:22-24; Mark 3:29; 1Timothy 1:13;
- He can be resisted – Acts 7:51; Zechariah 7:11-13; Genesis 6:3; Proverbs 29:1
The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Believer
The Holy Spirit regenerates us.
The Holy Spirit set the Believer Free.
He will cause you to walk with God.
The Holy Spirit teaches Truth.
He makes you a New Person.
He gives you Rest.
He will bring excellence into your Life.
He will bring Life where there was death.
He is your Seal and Guarantee.
The Holy Spirit Sanctifies you.
The Holy Spirit liberates you.
The Holy Spirit brings renewal.
The Holy Spirit brings you Hope.
The Holy Spirit gives you Comfort.
The Holy Spirit gives you assurance.
The Holy Spirit leads and guides.
The Holy Spirit Helps in Prayer.
The Holy Spirit inspires us to Worship.
The Holy Spirit Leads us to give Thanks.
The Holy Spirit bears witness of the Lord Jesus.
He will turn your Wilderness into a Fruitful Place.
He will cause you to Understand God’s Word.
The Holy Spirit imparts the character of God.
The Holy Spirit reveals the things of God.
The Holy Spirit brings the Works of Christ to your remembrance.
The Holy Spirit teaches you to be occupied with spiritual things.
He will cause you to know God’s Presence.
The Holy Spirit strengthens the Inner Man.
The Holy Spirit brings you into God’s Presence.
The Holy Spirit will manifest the emotions of God within you (Fruit of the Spirit)
The Holy Spirit leads you into all Truth
The Holy Spirit’s work is much more.
THE POURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Acts 1:8 Jesus said,
“But you will receive Power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is the very preparation, work and action of service done through born again believers to bring people from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of God’s dear Son here on this earth. But, before we can be used mightily by God we must be changed from the inside and given a relationship with the Father and Son and that can only be done by the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit:
Gives us a New Tongue
Opens up Heaven
Gives us Power
Performs Miracles through us
Liberates us to Love
Produces the Good Harvest in us
Produces Fruit in us
Gives us Gifts
Appoints us to Ministry
Gives direction to our Lives
Enables us to communicate in Power
Causes us to Speak the Will of God
Equips you for Service
Changes the way you Hear
Changes the way you Speak
Changes your Appearance
Changes your Position
Changes your Vision
Changes your discernment
Changes your attitude
Changes your Tradition
Changes your Outlook
Changes your Prayer Life
Changes your Calling
Changes your Authority
Changes your Direction
Changes your World
Changes your Understanding
Changes you as His presences lingers upon you
Changes your Leadership
Changes your Insight
Changes your Commission
Increases your Influence
Gives you great Confidence
Makes you Fearless
Makes you Bold
Brings great Peace
Brings great Victory
Anoints you to bring the Gospel to the Poor
Heals the broken-hearted
Proclaims deliverance to the Captives
Brings recovering of sight to the Blind
Sets at liberty them that are oppressed and Bruised
Preaches the acceptable year of the Lord
and much more…
God’s great desire is for His children to recieve the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
God is our Abba Father. He desires greatly to give His children Gifts. Beloved the gifts our Father gives us is no small detail but a flood gate of never ending gifts that unveils as you unwrap and receive each one.
The gift of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is the Gift God has given us to receive after the Ultimate Gift of sending His only Begotten Son to die and rise again for us over 2,000 years ago. For all who have accepted and freely received the gift of Jesus sacrifice finished on the Cross the free gift of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is available. Just ask the Father…
“And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues”
“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”