It or He?

While they were worshipping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, ‘Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.’ Acts 13:2

Some, like the Jehovah’s Witnesses will teach that the Holy Spirit is nothing more than a force. The Bible shows us clearly that the Holy Spirit is a person. This completely changes the way we approach him. We move from sitting back and watching as we expect this force to do things to actually engaging with him, listening to what he has to say and obeying his voice, allowing him to guide us. We move from spectator/consumer mode to relationship mode. Here are a few verses that teach us about the Person of the Holy Spirit:

1. In Acts 13:2 as we read above, the Holy Spirit speaks. Many times in the Bible we read of him speaking to people.

2. In 1 Cor 12:11 we read that he has a will and he dishes out gifts as he wills.

3. Romans 15:30 shows us that he loves.

4. In Acts 5:3 we learn that he can be lied to. Obviously we are warned against that.

5. In Ephesians 4:30, the warning is against grieving him, something we need to be careful of.

6. Our final warning is found in Heb 10:29 where we are warned against insulting the Spirit of grace.

Let us engage with the Holy Spirit today. Let us listen to his words and his promptings. Let us treat him as we would a person, except with multiplied awe because this Person is God!



Not by might

So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty. Zech 4:6

Spirit of sonship

<blockquote><sup>14</sup> For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. <sup>15</sup> The Spirit you received does not make you

Alongside and within

<blockquote>But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name

The Help

<blockquote>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 that

The Father's Promise

<blockquote>I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.’ Luke 24:4