Who is the Holy Spirit?
You are not alone in wondering who the Holy Spirit is
Have you ever wondered who the Holy Spirit is? You are not alone. Followers of John the Baptist had to admit, "We have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit." (Acts 19:2).
So let’s look into God’s Word to find out some things about the Holy Spirit, and why this is such an important subject:
WHO is the Holy Spirit?
He is the Spirit of God and of Jesus Himself (Romans 8:9). John 16:13 says, “He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth...”
WHAT does the Holy Spirit do?
The Holy Spirit comforts us (John 14:16); prays for us (Romans 8:26); and guides us to the truth (John 16:13). These are just a few things the Holy Spirit does for us.
WHERE is the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit is everywhere (Psalm 139:7-8), yet lives right inside of us. “Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God” (1 Corinthians 6:19 NLT)
WHY did the Holy Spirit come?
To bring glory to Christ and to give us the strength to spread His message everywhere: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
The Holy Spirit’s Power in Our Life
Galatians 5:16 says, “So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.”
Other religions tell us to live a certain way, but only Christians have the power to live God’s way: The Holy Spirit living inside us. How do we connect to this power?
- You must want to be guided by the Spirit (Matthew 5:6)
- Confess your sins (1 John 1:9)
- Give every area of your life to God (Romans 12:1-2)
- By faith, claim the Holy Spirit’s power, according to his Command (“be filled with the Spirit” - Ephesians 5:18) and his Promise (“when we ask according to His will, he hears us . . .” – 1 John 5:14)
You could talk to God and say something like this: “Dear God, I need You. I’m sorry for all the wrong things I have done. I want you to help me. I know my sins are forgiven because you sent Jesus to die on the cross and rise again the third day. Thank you for forgiving me. I want Jesus Christ to take control of my life. Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit; give me Your wisdom and power to live a life that brings glory to you.”
Look to Jesus...
...to fill you with His Holy Spirit, giving you the strength to live a life that glorifies Him.
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