The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is perhaps the most misunderstood person of the Trinity. He is not a ghost, nor any other mystical spirit. Like the Father and the Son, the Holy Spirit is a person with emotions and a will, yet is 100 percent God, equal in every way with the Father and the Son. If you are a true follower of Christ, He resides within you.
The Holy Spirit is omnipresent; that is, He is present everywhere: “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.” (Psalm 139:7-8). In fact, all the divine attributes of the Father and the Son also exist in the Holy Spirit.
He is our Teacher and our Helper (see John 16:13 and John 14:26) and He also helps us to pray (Romans 8:26-27).
When we first receive Christ, the power of the Holy Spirit begins to dwell within us (1 Corinthians 12:13). It is through the work of the Holy Spirit that we stop living by the flesh. “If you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live." (Romans 8:13)
As Andrew Murray said, the Holy Spirit "makes the fellowship with the Father and the Son a blessed reality." The following articles will help you to know Him.
One of the most significant events recorded in the Bible happened on the Day of Pentecost. The Holy Spirit came down to permanently indwell the disciples, and the church age began. (read more)
There are many misconceptions about the identity of the Holy Spirit. Some view the Holy Spirit as a mystical force. Others understand the Holy Spirit as the impersonal power that God makes available to followers of Christ. (read more)
by Matt Slick
The Holy Spirit is the third person in the Trinity. He is fully God. He is eternal, omniscient, omnipresent, has a will, and can speak. He is alive. He is a person. (read more)
by John Piper
Twenty sermons about the person and ministries of the Holy Spirit.
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by Charles H. Spurgeon
Spurgeon teaches four points: first, concerning the true and proper personality of the Holy Ghost; secondly, concerning the united agency of the glorious Three Persons in the work of our salvation; thirdly we shall find something to establish the doctrine of the indwelling of the Holy Ghost in the souls of all believers; and fourthly, we shall find out the reason why the carnal mind rejects the Holy Ghost. (read article)
The Ten Basic Steps:
In this lesson, you will study biblical evidence proving that the Holy Spirit is a real person who loves and cares for you. You will also discover why He came and how He can make a difference in your life. (see lesson)
(Go to the Be Filled with the Holy Spirit channel)