God the Holy Spirit
Who is the Holy Spirit?
Acts 7:51-60, Matthew 28:19, John 15:26-27, 16:5-15
There is a mystery concerning the Holy Spirit
The Spirit is translated as a ghost in the KJV and this gives people the idea of something on Halloween, like Casper.
Another area of concern is people replacing the personal pronoun “He” that is designated to the Spirit with “it” (John 16:5-11)
What does the Spirit mean to you and me?
Some see Him as our servant – but He is not.
Some see Him as our master – but He will never overpower us without our will.
We do not direct the Holy Spirit.
We do not manipulate the Holy Spirit.
He will never force us to do anything.
The Holy Spirit is part of the Godhead
Genesis 1:1-2, 26-27, 11:7 – “Let Us” denotes Majesty plural 2 Corinthians 13:14
1) The Spirit of truth
John 14:25-26, 16:13
2) The Helper (Comforter)
3) The Spirit is God
When we mention the Holy Spirit – we are talking about God
1 Corinthians 12:1-3
In the Old Testament we see God the Father at work.
From the Gospels to Acts we see God the Son at work
From Acts through the second coming of Christ we see God the Spirit at work
2 Corinthians 13:14
Whenever you find the list of the Godhead mentioned you will always see the Holy Spirit listed last. This does not mean that He is last in importance – but rather His work is after God the Father and God the Son. Today is the time of the ministry of the Holy Spirit. He wills, He works, He guides. He is never to be thought of as an influence. He is God and He is not subject to you or me. We must follow Him. We must choose to because He will never force Himself on us.