Who Is The Holy Spirit?
Who is the Holy Spirit?
The Holy spirit is a person, and is probably the least understood person. Among the myths and the mistaken concepts that are shared, He has been described as a force, a ghost, and a second-class or replacement god. He is confused with the manifestations themselves, and has even been presented as an incidental figure that appears momentarily. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is vital for the church to know the Spirit, learn and understand how He manifests Himself.
The World doesn’t know Who the Holy Spirit is and is unable to receive him because it doesn’t see him or know him
Jesus in John 14:16-17 said. “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. He is the Spirit of truth. The world is unable to receive him because it doesn’t see him or know him. But you do know him, because he remains with you and will be in you”
The Holy Spirit is a Personality
The Holy Spirit is a Personality. God is a spirit (Matthew4:24) and is Holy. The Holy Spirit is therefor God. There are many spirit but there is only one Holy Spirit which is God Himself. The answer to the question “Who is the Holy Spirit?: is “The Holy Spirit is God”. The Holy Spirit is God. The Holy Spirit is God. The person who indwells and leads and purifies is no one less than God, the Holy Spirit. The simple evidence for this is the frequent designation “Spirit of God.” The Spirit is “of God” not because God created him, but because he shares God’s nature and comes forth eternally from God
The Holy Spirit is the all-knowing, all-seeing, everywhere-present God. Act 5:3-4 teaches us that the Holy Spirit is God. Remember the story of Ananias and Sapphira? Before Ananias was struck dead, Peter told him, “Why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit? . . . You have not lied to men; but to God.” From this event we can see that lying to the Holy Spirit is the same as lying to God; therefore, the Holy Spirit is God.
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God (Genesis 1:2, Job 33:4, Romans 8:11)
Gen 1:2 The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters.
It was by the Spirit that the Lord God sovereignly created everything that exists (v. Genesis 1:2 b). In the darkness of the chaos the Spirit of God moved to prepare for the effectual creative word of God.
Job 33:4 [It is] the Spirit of God that made me [which has stirred me up], and the breath of the Almighty that gives me life [which inspires me]. Rom 8:11 And if the Spirit of Him Who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, [then] He Who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also restore to life your mortal (short-lived, perishable) bodies through His Spirit Who dwells in you.
Not only does the Spirit make people spiritually alive, He will also raise their bodies: “If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you
The Holy spirit is the Spirit of Christ (1 Peter 1:11)
trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Glory (1 Peter 4:14), 1 Peter 4:14
If you are censured and suffer abuse [because you bear] the name of Christ, blessed [are you — happy, fortunate, to be envied, with life-joy, and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of your outward condition], because the Spirit of glory, the Spirit of God, is resting upon you.
Spirit of the Lord (Isaiah 61:1) Isaiah 61:1-3
“The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is over me, because Jehovah hath anointed me, to bring glad tidings to sufferers, hath sent me to bind up broken-hearted ones, to proclaim liberty to those led captive, and emancipation to the fettered; to proclaim a year of grace from Jehovah, and a day of vengeance from our God; comfort all that mourn; to put upon the mourners of Zion, to give them a head-dress for ashes, oil of joy for mourning, a wrapper of renown for an expiring spirit, that they may be called terebinths of righteousness, a planting of Jehovah for glorification.
Spirit of the Father (Matthew 10:20)
for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. NIV
Jesus is authorizing His core group of twelve disciples to be apostles (Matthew 10:5–6); the Greek term literally means “sent ones.” They will carry His message to the people of Israel and, later, far beyond Israel (Acts 1:8). He has guaranteed them that this will be difficult, describing a time of persecution. They cannot yet know that this season will come after Jesus’ death, resurrection, and return to heaven. During this persecution, these twelve men can count on being dragged before every level of authority, including the courts of the Jewish religious leaders, secular Jewish leaders, and Gentile leaders. Some will speak before governors and kings, even, because they represent Jesus (Matthew 10:17–19; Acts 26:1–3).
These arrests and trials will not be a sign of the failure of their mission. Instead, Jesus has said this is the way God will use them to “bear witness” to high-ranking people. This is part of God’s plan to carry the gospel to every level of society. Jesus insists that His disciples should not be anxious about what they will say when these moments to speak arrive. Now He says why.
When the moment comes, it will not be the apostles speaking. It will the Holy Spirit speaking through them. Jesus calls Him the “Spirit of your Father,” which is a beautiful picture that God the Father will be with them, connected to them, and speaking through them through the Holy Spirit. The disciples cannot yet in this moment likely imagine the great power that will become available to them in Christ through the Holy Spirit after Jesus leaves the earth (Acts 1:8; Acts 2).
Spirit of the Son (Galatians 4:6)
Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.
The Holy Spirit moves into our hearts and gives us the right, along with Jesus, to call out to God as Abba. Abba means “father” in the Aramaic language.
Power of the Highest (Luke 1:35)
The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee. The angel makes use of the term “Highest” when alluding to the eternal Father. The expression of Gabriel, “the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee,” reminds us of the opening words of Genesis, where the writer describes the dawn of life in creation in the words, “The Spirit of God moved [or, ‘brooded’] over the face of the deep.” “The Word was conceived in the womb of a woman, not after the manner of men, but by the singular, powerful, invisible, immediate operation of the Holy Ghost, whereby a virgin was, beyond the law of nature, enabled to conceive, and that which was conceived in her was sanctified”
power of the highest—the immediate energy of the Godhead conveyed by the Holy Ghost. overshadow—a word suggesting how gentle, while yet efficacious, would be this Power