Developing a personal relationship with the Holy Spirit and an understanding of the supernatural is an exciting part of our spiritual journey in Christianity. The Holy Spirit plays a vital role in our lives as believers and followers of Christ. The Holy Spirit is a holy mystery. But the unfortunate thing is that, many of us neither know his personality nor His mission on earth, though we enjoy His accompany. Here is a detailed account of who the Holy Spirit really is.
The English term “Spirit” comes from its Latin origin, spiritus and rendered as רוּחַ (ruach) in Hebrew-language. The Hebrew ruach means “wind,” or “breath”. The adjective used to describe it as ‘Holy’ means ‘devoted to the services of God’.
The Holy Spirit is a living spirit being devoted to the service of GOD.
Living: he has life or existing
Spirit: a breath or of divine nature; supernatural or without a physical form.
Being: a creature
By the above we can say the Holy Spirit is a divine person. The Holy Spirit carries God’s power, projecting God’s active force and energy to any place to accomplish the will of God.
The Holy Spirit comes from God (… the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father … John 15:26, 1 Corinthians 6:19, Galatians 4:6). He was in existence even before the creation of the world (Genesis 1:2).
The Holy Spirit is not visible (He cannot be seen with the eye), but produces visible effects, when in action that can be seen with the eyes. He is the third person of the trinity. He is God, but not as God the Father or God the Son And so in other words, the Holy Spirit is God’s representative on earth.
The Holy Spirit has the following features
He hears (… but whatever He hears …, John 16:13)
He speaks (…for He will not speak on His own initiative …, John 16:13)
He moves (… And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters, Genesis 1:2)
He has emotions (And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:30)
(Romans 15:10, Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me)
He makes decisions according to His will ( 1 Corinth 12:7-11, To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8 For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of …)
He thinks and knows (One and the same Spirit is active in all these, distributing to each person as he wills, 1 Corinthians 12:11),
(And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God, Romans 8:27)
You will have a feeling of His presence (… and they were filled with the Holy Spirit … Acts 2:4)
Keep on following for the next episode of the Holy Spirit teachings. On the next episode we shall learn about His duty on earth and in our lives.
Thank you for reading.