Who is The Holy Spirit?
As believers, Christians believe that there is one God who exists in three Persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit ,also known as the Blessed Trinity. These three are each God, equal in power, nature, and attributes, and worthy of the same worship. However, this does not mean that there are three Gods; there is only one God .The Holy Spirit is God’s personal presence. The Holy Spirit is God, He is a Person, not an energy or a force, just as much as the other two members of the Trinity. It also doesn’t mean that these are just different forms of God; each is His own Person. The Holy Spirit is a beautiful and powerful part of who God is. We need the Holy Spirit in our lives daily as Christians, without Him we are powerless.
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The Holy Spirit is a necessity in our salvation as Christians. It is the Spirit who brings conviction to the unbeliever and causes him to see the truth of the gospel in a clear light. Those who respond to this conviction and place their faith in Jesus Christ receive eternal life and are new nature. (2 Corinthians 5:17 ).The Holy Spirit unites the believer with Christ and places them in the body of Christ, His Church. He also unites the believer with Christ in His death, enabling him or her to live victoriously over sin.The Holy Spirit guides the believer who yields to God and submits himself to God's Word.When these conditions are met, the believer lives in the power of the Spirit and produces the fruits of the Spirit.(Galatians 5:22-23)
1.The Holy Spirit :The Helper.
“Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you,” John 16:7.
For me, the Holy Spirit, resembles that God is with us. He is helping and empowering us to live a flourishing life that shows the goodness of God. I don’t know about you but I’m constantly aware of my need for divine help. As my flesh fights for control, it’s the Holy Spirit that steps in and helps me to become who God created me to be. When you are feeling powerless,tired or feel like your life is stagnant, barren and unfruitful, you can have confidence as a believer that you are not alone. You can start each day knowing the Holy Spirit is there to help you. He is the power that sustains, revives, invigorates and keeps you on a Holy path. The Holy Spirit provides wise counsel to Christ's followers. Do not hesitate to invite Him in.
2.The Holy Spirit makes you more like Christ.
“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit,” 2 Corinthians 3:18.
When we pray and meditate on God’s Word we get the revelation of God’s Son Jesus Christ, then the Spirit transforms us.We become more like the Lord Jesus Christ as we grow ‘from glory to glory.’Moses experienced God’s glory on the mountaintop but we are privileged and blessed to commune with Him every day!Glory be to God.Our goal is to be like Christ and this takes place through the power of the Holy Spirit.
3.The Holy Spirit helps you to do the Father’s will. “Then the Spirit said to Philip, ‘Go up and join this chariot,’" Acts 8:29.
Throughout the New Testament we see the Holy Spirit direct people to do the will of God. He helps us to be sensitive to hear the voice of the Father and to hear His voice clearly and in faith to do what we believe He is calling us to.
Task: Ask the Holy Spirit to show The Father’s will Daily and ask Him to empower you to carry it out!
4.The Holy Spirit sanctifies you.
“But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God,” 1 Corinthians 6:11.
To be “Sanctified” means to be set apart as sacred and Holy. It is also the purification of sin and spiritually maturing to become more Christlike. This is an important process for a believer because you are leaving behind the old and becoming a new person. This does not happen overnight, but it’s a daily process, and it takes time.The Holy Spirit wants to help you in this process of sanctification i.e to die to your old self and be all that God created you to be and to be free from the entanglement of sin and live victoriously.
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5. The Holy Spirit brings revelation, wisdom and power.
“These are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except for their own spirit within them? In the same way, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God” 1 Corinthians 2:10-11.
The Holy Spirit is God’s Spirit, He knows the thoughts of God and reveals those thoughts to believers. The Holy Spirit opens believers’ eyes to the hope of salvation and the inheritance they have in Christ Jesus.Jesus knew that his disciples would need the power to carry out their mission to be witnesses to the entire world.“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.”( Acts.1:8) Christians have access to power, revelation, and wisdom from the Holy Spirit, just as the Apostles
Task: Ask the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom, revelation and power.
6.The Holy Spirit gives you spiritual gifts.
“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us. A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge. The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing. He gives one person the power to perform miracles, and another the ability to prophesy. He gives someone else the ability to discern whether a message is from the Spirit of God or from another spirit. Still another person is given the ability to speak in unknown languages, while another is given the ability to interpret what is being said. It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have,” 1 Corinthians 12:4-11.
The Holy Spirit imparts to believers gifts that are needed in the body of Christ.These gifts are distributed among the Body of Christ, each person receiving different gifts. These gifts will empower you for the calling God has placed on your life. Accept and receive what God has put inside of you and be His instrument for Kingdom purpose.