Describing the Holy Spirit

With all that is going on in the world, remember – Jesus is King of kings. It doesn’t matter who is in power – God will put all of Jesus’ enemies under His feet.

Nurture a relationship with fellowship. Good says, “Draw close to Me and I will draw close to you.”

The Holy Spirit is a Person, with mind, will, emotion. He is not a ghost or nebulous force.  The Spirit is God’s gift to us. The Spirit gives water and bread – Jesus.

The Spirit is eternal. He exalts Jesus.

John 14:16-17 NKJV

And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—  the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.

John 14:25-26 NKJV

“These things I have spoken to you while being present with you.  But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

The Holy Spirit is equal to Jesus. The Spirit carries on His work.

John 15:26 NKJV

“But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.

John 16:7 NKJV

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 depart, I will send Him to you.

John 16:12-14 NKJV

“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.  However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.  He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.

Can you imagine if Jesus was still here physically? So very few of us could access Him at any time. But the Spirit is here for each one of us. The Spirit is here for every part of our lives.

Three great benefits of having the Spirit in your life :

1. The Spirit is our Helper. He is with us all the time. The Spirit is able to comfort us. He convicts us, making us aware of our need for His salvation. Good wants to convince the world of our need for Jesus.

John 16:8-11 NKJV

And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:  of sin, because they do not believe in Me;  of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more;  of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

2. The Spirit is our Friend. The devil would like people to believe that the Spirit is strange, and that people who believe He is active today are strange and weird. But it’s people who are strange, not the Spirit! Speaking in tongues is only one gift of many. The devil would have it over-emphasized and distorted.

3.  The Spirit is God. You cannot speak against the Spirit without speaking against God because they are one.

Luke 3:22 NKJV

And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.”

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