“I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak; and he will shew you things to come”—John 16:12-13
From the above opening text, the Lord Jesus told his disciples, while he was about to be crucified, that he yet had many things to say unto them, but they could not bear them then. Then he said, however, when the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide them—including us—into all truth.
He said, He shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak; and he will show us things to come.
From the Lord’s statement here, and from other scriptures, it is abundantly clear that the Holy Spirit is a masculine, supernatural personality. For the Lord refers to him with the masculine pronoun “he”.
Then from several other scriptures we can also clearly understand that the Holy Spirit is not just a masculine supernatural entity, but an integral part or member of the Deity called the Almighty God.
Here is what we read in 1 John 5:6-8 “This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water and the blood: and these three agree in one.”
As we can see in the above scripture, the Holy Spirit bears witness of Jesus Christ here on earth, and he is also part of the Godhead—The Father, The Word,(the Son) and The Holy Ghost—that bear record in heaven.
So the Holy Spirit dwells in heaven, as well as on the earth at the same time. On earth, He dwells in inside everyone that believes on the Son of God, Jesus Christ, and bears witness of Jesus Christ with their spirit.
He also bears witness of Jesus Christ and his words with diverse signs and wonders here on earth.
Just like man, who was made in the image and likeness of God is triune in nature, with spirit, soul and body…
…The one and only Deity called the Almighty God, is also triune in personality. He is made up of the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost (Spirit). So the Holy Spirit is the same entity as the Father and Jesus Christ. The Father is the Lord. Jesus, the Son, is the Lord. And the Holy Spirit is also the Lord.
In 2 Corinthians 3:17 the word of God says; “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty”.
The above scripture says, the Lord is that Spirit. Which on the reversal statement means “That Spirit (The Holy Spirit) is the Lord”. So the Holy Spirit is equally God Almighty as the Father and Jesus Christ.
Thus, it is crystal clear that the Holy Spirit is not breeze or breathe or just God’s acting force as many wrongly believe. Rather he is an integral part or member of the Godhead. And he is God Almighty and also Lord of all. And as such, deserves to be worshipped and praised as the other two members of the Deity—the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ.
The Features of the Holy Spirit
Listed below are the distinct features of the Holy Spirit from the scriptures:
- The Holy Spirit Speaks ( 1Timothy 4:1)
- The Holy Spirit Intercedes or prays for us, believers (Romans 8:26-27)
- The Holy Spirit can be grieved, that is, made sad (Ephesians 4:30)
- The Holy Spirit gives guidance or directive (Acts 11:12)
- The Holy Spirit can be quenched. That is, extinguished in his manifestation, especially through carnal acts or sin (1Thessalonians 5:19)
- The Holy Spirit Teaches the Believers (1 Corinthians 2:13). The Holy Spirit teaches spiritual things and he also teaches physical things.
Above is a brief biblical exposition of the person of the Holy Spirit and his distinct features. However, no one can teach about the Holy Spirit as much as the Holy Spirit himself.
So if you are already born again, by receiving the Lord Jesus as your Lord and personal Savior, the Holy Spirit already dwells in you. So if you want to know more about the Holy Spirit, just ask him to reveal himself better to you. And he certainly will, as you ask him in faith. But if you are not yet saved, you don’t and cannot have the Holy Spirit and his sweet fellowship or communion. So if you want to be saved so you can receive the Holy Spirit of God into your spirit and have his sweet communion in your life, Click Here to Receive Jesus Into Your Life Right Now!
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